You’ll see a new byline in Prairie Dog and on Dog Blog for the next little while! Megan Roth, a journalism student at SAIT, has joined our editorial department (title: Intrepid Intern) and will be writing all kinds of stuff for the next few weeks (stuff specifics TBA).
To get to know Megan better, we asked her to interview herself in the third person. She has graciously allowed this nonsense to be posted online.
Let’s start with something easy. What is your name, age and where you are from?
I’m Megan Roth, I am 25 and I’m from everywhere but most recently Calgary by way of Moose Jaw.
Why did you come to Prairie Dog for your practicum?
Well, the idea that I wouldn’t have to pay extra rent was quite appealing as I’m staying with my parents. I also enjoyed reading it while I was in high school and thought I could probably do what I saw there too.
Why did you decide to become a journalist?
I like to attribute it to wanting to be like Lois Lane and Clark Kent as a kid, and later like Peter Parker. So basically I just wanted to be a superhero.
Is it true that you wore a Captain America sweater into the office this morning?
Yes I did. It was cold and snowy out when I left home, and I’m the wonderfully smart person who forgot her actual jacket in Calgary. I have no regrets though. I love Cap. It’s the closest I can come in everyday life to being a superhero.
If you weren’t a journalist or a writer of any sort, what would you be doing?
I’d be a costume designer. Put my cosplay skills to some actual use.
What do you like to do in your free time?
If I have free time, I like to read — even though I am technically an adult I do still enjoy young adult literature, play board games, design costumes for cosplay, and play Dungeons and Dragons. If I have time in the summer I also like to scuba dive.
What made you a nerd, you nerd?
Harry Potter when I was 11. That, even more than watching X-Men and Spider-Man cartoons was my first real foray into nerdom. Harry Potter showed me true fandom.
How do you think you’ll fit in at Prairie Dog?
I don’t see how it’s going to work; the people here say they hate nerds. But I’ll give it a try.
Do you have a question for Megan? Ask it in the comments below! She probably won’t answer because she’s very busy, but you never know. Maybe if you ask reeeeeally nice.