President: Claire Aronson
Claire is a senior majoring in journalism and sociology with a minor in political science. Originally from the beaches and sun of South Florida, Claire is the editor-in-chief of Inside Magazine. Before taking the helm of the magazine, she was a managing editor, copy chief, region editor and campus editor at the Indiana Daily Student. This summer Claire spent reporting and telling stories as an intern at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Last summer she was tackling the digital media side of journalism as an intern at CNBC Europe in London.
While she fell in love with London, one day Claire hopes to travel the world, visiting every continent (for now, its just North America, Europe and Asia). After graduation in May, Claire wants to do what she loves – reporting and telling stories that matter for a metropolitan, daily newspaper.
For now, Claire is excited to lead IU’s chapter of SPJ as president through fun, informative events and other activities. Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions. Can’t wait for the exciting year of SPJ!
Vice President: Michael Majchrowicz
Michael is a junior studying journalism from Dyer, Ind. He primarily reports enterprise news stories for the Indiana Daily Student. He most recently has worked for Dow Jones Newswires London and the Salem Statesman Journal this past summer, both as a reporting intern, and the Rochester Sentinel in 2012.
Outside of the newsroom, Michael enjoys swimming and diving, is a mediocre runner and indulges in Saturday afternoons spent at the bookstore.
Treasurer: Rebecca Kimberly
Rebecca is a junior journalism and English major from St. John, Indiana. She has been a copy chief for the IDS and is currently the copy editor for Inside Magazine.
In summer 2013 Rebecca was a copy editing intern for the Daily Herald, a suburban Chicago newspaper. She loves traveling and reading novels.
Matthew is a sophomore majoring in journalism and minoring in political science from Valparaiso, Ind. He is the fall region editor for the Indiana Daily Student and a former general assignments editor, business reporter and culture reporter.
In the summer of 2013, he was a Eugene S. Pulliam Intern at the News-Dispatch in Michigan City, Ind. He enjoys badminton and playing piano.
Online/Social Media Chair: Jessica Contrera
Jessica runs SPJ’s website, Facebook
. She’s from Akron, Ohio. At IU, Jessica studies journalism, political science and sociology, but spends most of her time chasing stories outside of the classroom. This semester, she is interning part-time at the Indianapolis Business Journal. Previously, she has interned at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Journal and Courier in Lafayette, Ind., Patch.com and the English Language Gazette, an international education newspaper in London.
When her hands are not covered in proverbial newspaper ink, they’re covered in paint or hot glue or whatever craft she has set her mediocre arts skills to completing. Jessica also loves grilled cheese, mix CDs and reruns of the Fresh Prince of BelAir.