Benjamin Hansen

Brief Biography: I grew up in a small town in mid-Missouri where I lived on a 10-acre tract outside of town. I played was involved with the high school newspaper for three years. I am a junior at MU, majoring in Magazine Journalism and Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Spanish.

Hometown: Boonville, MO


My Career Goals: I currently wish to work for a non-profit organization or governmental body that primarily focuses on humanitarian efforts at home and abroad. Specific entities that I’m currently interested in include AmeriCORPS, Peace Corps, Teach for America and the United Nations.

Why Journalism Interests Me: Journalism interests me because it has evolved into a specific style of writing that aims to spark public interest in our democracy. I believe that it is important in offering information to educate citizens to make informed decisions and educate them with stories that they could not get without our sources/research.

Other Interests: Service, Campus Activities, Travel, Spanish, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Peace Studies


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