My name is Avery Heeringa and I am a Communication major, with a minor in Journalism at Columbia College Chicago. Part of my experience has been developing my communications and journalism skill set through my work in various classes at Columbia, as well as through creative outlets throughout high school. I have found that I’m most passionate about working to combine my interest in communications, writing, and popular culture. Upon graduation, I look to pursue a career involving writing about current events in the pop culture field such as music, movies, entertainment, social media, and more. 

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"Avery is an attentive and insightful writer who is aware of new trends and knows how to contribute to diverse conversations that invite others to speak. He is also loyal and supportive of his peers in that he will defend anyone despite challenges. He would make a great teammate in a workspace."  
-Dr. Grace Y. Choi, Columbia College Chicago
"I’ve had the pleasure to work with Avery Heeringa for almost 2 years. During that time Avery,  has demonstrated strong attributes of being a hard worker, team player, and creative thinker. Avery, is a strong driven individual who is a pleasure to have in the work place." 
-Julie Arroyo, President of Columbia College Chicago's 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘕𝘦𝘵𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬
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