Averee Nelson

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Location
New York City, NY
School
Marymount Manhattan College, Columbia Journalism School
Expertise
Lifestyle Trends, Pop Culture, Social Media Culture
  • Averee got her start in journalism as the editor of her high school's newspaper, where she most notably interviewed her Congressman, Mike Levin.
  • She was chosen to present her B.A. thesis, "Gender Disparities Disadvantaging Women in Journalism," at her school's undergraduate Honors Day.
  • In 2023, Averee contributed a short story, "Exhumed: Experiments in Memory," to an anthology published for Columbia Journalism School's Memory Project.

Experience

Averee began her journalism career as an editor of her high school's newspaper, where she formatted the paper's layout and wrote stories about student news. She continued this love of newspapers in college, serving as the digital managing editor and staff writer of her school's newspaper, "The Monitor." She was also the editor-in-chief of her college's chapter of Her Campus, "HC MMM." During her last year of undergrad, Averee was an editorial intern at Her Campus, covering news, pop culture, style, beauty, and relationships relating to Gen-Z women. Before joining Women Lifestyle team, she completed her master's at Columbia Journalism School, where she developed skills in on-the-ground reporting in New York City and enriched her focus on cultural feature writing.

Education

Averee has a bachelor's degree in digital journalism and politics and human rights from Marymount Manhattan College and a master of science in journalism from Columbia Journalism School.
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