University: University of Oregon
Graduation year: 2016
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Intern organization: KLCC (Eugene)
Position: Multimedia intern
Kira Hoffelmeyer majored in journalism in the UO School of Journalism and Communication. She was the engagement editor for the student-run newspaper, The Daily Emerald, and a freelance writer for MediaShift. She has been a writer, reporter, page editor, designer, copy editor, copy chief, digital managing editor, and radio producer. She has produced content for every section of the newspaper and as a producer for a news radio station. She loves breaking news, is passionate about reporting on sexual assault, and has an ear for cutting audio. For her self-created position at the Emerald, she developed strategies responsible for increasing social media following by over 46 percent. She also created The Emerald‘s first Twitter social media campaign, which you can find by searching #HawaiiCool. Kira is hardly ever seen without coffee in hand, and the tabs on her Google Chrome browser tend to reflect the status of her brain.