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In this edition of SLCC Talks we talk about our personal heroes that inspire us.
“Sept. 25 is considered National Comic Book day, who do you consider a hero in your professional life?”
Rachael Folland (Assistant Editor)
Someone I admire and look up to is my office manager, Debbie. I have learned so much from her since she started working at the veterinary clinic last year. She is caring, humble and understanding. Her advice and wisdom are priceless.
When I make a mistake, she is there to help me learn from it. She takes me under her wing and is always willing to help me out when things get busy at the reception desk. Both she and I have meaningful conversations on a daily basis, and we really understand each other.
I appreciate that she works with me and my hectic school schedule. When I need to take time off, she gets someone to cover for me or fills in herself.
She is a special person and I’m happy to call her my heroine.
Julie Hirschi (Editor in Chief)
My professional heroine is Loretta Tofani, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter who wrote a series of investigative articles about the horrible conditions experienced by Chinese factory workers making products for Americans.
With her husband, she started a company in Utah which sold Chinese ethnic furniture. She traveled to China to purchase merchandise for her store and visit the factories where the products were manufactured.
When she viewed the poor working conditions and toxic environment to which the workers were exposed, she closed her store and began investigating and writing a series piece for the Salt Lake Tribune entitled, “American Imports, Chinese Deaths.”
I am amazed and inspired by her courage and tenacity to gather information and to tell the story of suffering and injustice. I hope one day to be the kind of journalist who changes the world like she has.
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