I’m Saleen, a reporter in Norfolk, VA.
My dad named me after the Saleen Mustang, which I hated at first. Now I love it because it’s different, like me.
I went to Virginia Wesleyan College (now known as Virginia Wesleyan University). I wanted to teach, and to help other students experience the joy and liberation that I did through writing.
Wesleyan was awesome, but I soon realized teaching English isn’t what I was born to do, so I went to the University of Georgia to study journalism.
I’ve accomplished so much more than I ever could’ve imagined in these two years. I’ve written stories about women who have been in mental hospitals, families whose dogs have battled cancer, and election day. I’ve had work published by news outlets, I’ve worked at a news station in my hometown, and I just graduated in May and started writing for my hometown newspaper, The Virginian-Pilot.
When I’m not working, I’m at home binge-watching TV shows or with friends.
I love watching YouTube videos ranging from family vlogs to ear wax extraction videos too. Gross, but satisfying! I also love live-tweeting my favorite TV shows, singing, being outdoors, and traveling.
My site is full of my published work, footage from my study abroad trip to Prague, and articles I’ve written as a graduate assistant at the University of Georgia.
Thanks for stopping by,