Hi, my friends!
Things have been a little crazy over the past few weeks (I moved from Brooklyn to Queens and then was on vacation for a few days), so I'm still very much unpacking boxes and reorganizing my life. Thank you for your patience while I've been MIA on the blog. Can't wait to be back and posting weekly again.
In the meantime, here's a story I did for MarieClaire.com that I'm especially proud of:
Back in April, I was watching a baseball game on TV with Tom and his parents, and my ears perked up when I heard a woman's voice commentating on the plays. I don't watch a lot of baseball, but I knew that that was a pretty rare thing. I had to know who she was, so I googled her right away. Turns out her name is Jessica Mendoza, and she's got a pretty cool story. Before being a commentator, Jessica played softball professionally for years, winning a gold Olympic medal in 2004 and silver in 2008. She started working for ESPN on the side as a softball analyst and when she retired from playing, she put her focus on her budding broadcast career, and here she is today, the network's first female baseball analyst. Boom! But I wanted to know... how did she get there? What kind of struggles has she had along the way and how has she overcome them?
So I pitched a story on her to one of my editors at work and got to interview Jessica (she's pretty much my favorite interview ever). Besides being supercool and down-to-earth, she shared what it’s like to be the first woman in her position at ESPN, along with her glass-ceiling-breaking career advice. Check out the story by clicking below!
Hope you all have the most wonderful, relaxing weekend.