Nathan Vickers is a graduate student at the Columbia School of Journalism in New York City. In the fall of 2011 he reported on the Peruvian-American community for Columbia’s New York Torch website. He has also written for the Truman Index, Latin America News Dispatch, and eHow.com. He has also reported for KTVO television, an ABC affiliate in Kirksville, Mo.
Nathan’s studies have taken him to new and exciting places throughout New York. His favorite experience so far has been eating guinea pig with an Ecuadorian family in Queens. In the Spring 2012 semester he will continue to write about strange foods, produce and edit documentary-style profiles of New York’s most interesting people, produce weekly stories for Columbia News Tonight, and travel to Italy to write about the Waldensian Church.
Nathan graduated from Truman State University in 2011 with a degree in Communications. As an undergraduate he played offensive line for the Truman Bulldogs, French horn for Truman’s Wind Symphony, and sang in the campus show choir. When the football team wanted to update the school’s antiquated fight song, Nathan rewrote the words.
Nathan still tries to keep up with his music at Columbia through weekly SPJ Minutes videos, in which he and his classmates compose, perform, and produce musical versions of the goings-on of the Columbia student government.
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