Name: Steve Troop
What do you do?: I design puppets for TV and Film. Basically, I sketch hundreds of concepts, eventually settling on the “look” of it. Once approved, I also build and perform. Very interesting work, if you can get it!
Company and Whereabouts: Puppet Design Studio – Valencia, CA
How did you get your current job?: In 1994, while still at Palomar, I began building puppets of my cartoon characters. As the years went on, I realized I enjoyed puppets more than cartooning and started posting videos to YouTube About 8 years ago, a puppeteer saw my stuff, found out I could draw and I’ve been designing for him ever since.
What is the best professional lesson you learned at Palomar?: The importance of deadlines and revisions (not necessarily in that order)
What advice do you have for current students?: Finish your degree (something I’ve always regretted)
What is your favorite Palomar memory?: Making a puppet movie in the Palomar Telescope offices.
Last thoughts: Follow your dreams, no matter how crazy they sound on paper.
Name: Kate Nelson
Position: Copy editor
Company: U-T San Diego
Degree(s): AA in journalism, Palomar College; BA in journalism, San Diego State University
Whereabouts: San Diego, CA
What do you do? I work on the news copy desk at U-T San Diego.
How did you get your job? I interviewed and took a copy editing test and was hired in 2000.
What advice do you have for current students? Work on your college newspaper!
What is your favorite Palomar memory? Working on The Telescope.
Last thoughts? If you want to be a good writer, you have to read a lot. Find writers whose work you like, and read them. Never underestimate the value of revising and proofreading your work.
Full name: Stephen Rubin
When did you attend Palomar: Fall 1994 through spring 1996
Class note: Freelance writing, fact-checking and page design while searching for full-time position.
Previous: Copy editor and writer at North County Times
Lives in San Marcos
Full name: Maggie Avants
When did you attend Palomar: 2008-2010
Class note: I recently became editor of Seaside Courier, which covers Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar. Before that, I worked for Patch in Murrieta for three years.
Roman S. Koenig
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Name: Kelley Foyt
Position: Content Creator
Degree(s): Bachelors in Media + Culture (The New School 2013) and Associates in Journalism (Palomar 2011)
Emphasis (if applicable): Communicative Design (Parsons)
Whereabouts: New York City
What do you do? Continue reading
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Name: Ian M. Hanner
Position: Marketing and Sales Analyst
Company: Aligned Enterprises
Degree(s): Still working on A.A.
Emphasis (if applicable): Communications
Whereabouts: Live in Vista, Calif.. Work in Carlsbad, Calif.
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Name: Heather Randall
Company: Weiser Signal American
Degree(s): B.A. from the University of San Francisco and 2 semesters of journalism: 105, 120 205, 215 Internship at UT- San Diego
Whereabouts: Weiser, Idaho
What do you do? I am a reporter, photographer, supposed to be a Continue reading