IC Honors Student Spotlight: Katie Jones ’19

Meet our student spotlight of the week – a sophomore double major in Journalism and International Politics from San Francisco, CA – Katie Jones. Katie is a member of the Model United Nations team at Ithaca College and produces content for local WICB radio and three ICTV shows including “Newswatch 16” and “The Election Center.” In addition to her significant involvement with campus media, Katie also volunteers weekends with Healing Through Musical Companionship, spending time with Alzheimer’s patients and offering musical therapy. This semester, she’s also started working as a Technology Learning Center Training Specialist for Digital Instruction and Information Services here at Ithaca College. Learn more about Katie below!


Favorite part about IC:
My favorite part about IC is the hands-on experience I receive through the Park School of Communications. I am a newscaster for WICB Radio, and I am also involved in three ICTV shows. Having the hands-on experience of working on a real radio station/television station, will provide me a great skill set I can use in later internships and jobs.

Favorite Honors seminar you’ve taken and why:
My favorite honors seminar has been Terrorism & Insurgencies taught by Chip Gagnon. As someone who is studying International Politics, it was interesting to study such a major portion of foreign policy. The seminar provided a deeper insight on terrorism, and I enjoyed the thought-provoking discussions that we had in the class.

Coolest opportunity you’ve had through IC and/or the Honors program:
At IC, I am a member of Model United Nations. The coolest opportunities I have had is to travel to several conferences with the team. I attended Model UN conferences at Harvard, UPenn, and a smaller conference at Mt. Holyoke. It’s a great opportunity to network and make connections, as well as learn about international relations. This year, I plan to attend the same conferences plus one at Cornell, and one at McGill University in Montreal.

We’re always looking for interesting students to highlight in our Spotlight series.

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