Tower_Nicole - CopyMy name is Nikole Tower, and I’m a journalism student at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. I am also pursuing two minors in music and global studies. I plan on graduating in the spring of 2019. Currently, I am a reporter and the arts and entertainment editor for ASU’s Downtown Devil and intern at AZ Big Media. I’m looking forward to making a career in music journalism, with hopes of someday working with Alternative Press magazine. Beyond that, I would love to travel and gain a better understanding of the world.

I am an Arizona native, born and raised. I have a lot of love for my home state from the mountains to monsoons. I have plans of traveling as much of the world as I can (whether for personal leisure or through work). My interest lies in music journalism and magazine writing, but I’ve always been intrigued by nature/science magazines like National Geographic. My love for writing began young, but I didn’t commit to magazine writing until my senior year of high school. I was a writer and copy editor for Red Mountain High School’s Roar Magazine.

I have a personal blog that includes reviews of new albums, concerts and an “Artist to Watch” feature. I’m an amateur photographer at best, but I’m also willing to learn. While I’m at Cronkite, I’m looking forward to learning about feature writing and multimedia journalism. Outside of journalism, I have taken two years of Spanish in high school and one in college. I have also taken a year of Sign Language, and will continue to take courses in the language during my junior year.

At the moment, I work within the Guest Services department at both Chase Field and Talking Stick Resort Arena and in ASU’s University Center at the Information Desk.

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