Biography

Reporter with a B.A. in Journalism

Journalism is the art of telling a community’s story to itself, and to the world.

Hearing that story generates conversation, which creates movement toward positive change within that community.

Having a newspaper keeps a community from becoming stagnant because it always has a mirror in which to check itself. Reporters hold up that mirror.

Currently, I cover the environment on the island of Kauai, Hawaii – with topics such as global warming and coastal erosion, endangered species – like the Hawaiian Monk Seal and Green Sea Turtle, the activity of the GMO seed companies on the west side, and the activities of the Navy’s Pacific Missle Range Facility at Barking Sands.

I also get a chance to write a few entertainment and people features, which is a great way to dive into the culture of the island’s many communities.

I enjoy writing on many different subjects, but my favorites include health and wellness, natural living, public safety, and social issues. I also do freelance press releases and I have written content for websites and magazines.

I like to maintain an active lifestyle of climbing and hiking, combined with yoga, and I also enjoy experiencing rich culture, traveling, dining out and spending quality time with friends and family.

For further contact, email jessnelse@gmail.com

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