“The one thing all famous authors, world class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors and celebrated achievers in any field have in common is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things.” ~ Mike Dooley

IMG_3457My name is Tess Jennings. I’m a Lehigh graduate, self-proclaimed movie buff, past DI golfer, Journalism junky, dog lover and aspiring writer. After exploring the east coast, beginning in the Christmas City, Bethlehem, PA, where I attended college at Lehigh University, I’m back in my home town of Portland, Oregon.

As a recent Lehigh grad, I’m applying my wonderful experiences to a career in the marketing and media industry. My time at Lehigh has given me the greatest opportunities to learn, grow and see the world from different perspectives. During my last semester in college, I interned at Runner’s World,  where I worked with staff as a Digital Editorial Intern to bring content to their online website through reporting, writing and photo editing. Runner’s World taught me what it’s like working in a fast-paced newsroom environment where deadlines and teamwork are paramount to creating the best possible publication. At Lehigh, I’ve been lucky enough to take a Multimedia Storytelling class where I’ve had the chance to learn the ins and outs of Google Glass. I’ve also taken a course in personal nonfiction writing taught by none other than John Grogan, author of Marley and Me. His class has shown me that my true passion is in storytelling and the written word.me

As a Lehigh Merit Scholar, I spent most of my off time on the golf course as a member of the women’s golf team. Our hard work led us to our first ever Patriot League Championship back in 2013. I’ve been playing golf since the age of 8 and have competed in tournaments across the United States. A few years ago, I played in the Championship Tour Umpqua Bank Challenge where I played along side Arnold Palmer. To any golfers out there, meeting the legend, Mr. Palmer, was pretty much the greatest moment of my life.

Recently, my friends and I drove from Bethlehem to Portland over a two-week span. After visiting eleven cities and trekking across thirteen states, (I can easily say I never want to be in a car again) and that there’s so much out there left to be explored. I hope to one day travel the globe…and own three french bulldogs.