University: University of Portland
Graduation Year: 2017
Hometown: Walla Walla, Washington
Intern organization: The Herald and News (Medford)
Position: Reporting intern
Cheyenne Schoen is majoring in communication studies and German at UP. As she hails from a small town, Cheyenne knows firsthand that tiny burgs are full of big stories. She spent her sophomore year as president of the Salzburg Kulturprogramm in Salzburg, Austria, where she ate way too many pretzels. She currently wears the hats of senior reporter and copy editor on the editorial board for the UP student newspaper, The Beacon. In her first year of reporting, she was recognized as the paper’s Rookie of the Year, and a story she reported is a finalist for the 2015 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence award for best in-depth reporting.