I’m your new reporter!

Published 10:10 am Monday, November 14, 2022

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I know you’ve probably already read my articles and have seen me pitter-patter around the town, but I’d like to introduce myself formally.

Hey! My name is Gillian Stawiszynski, and I’m your new full-time reporter at The Jessamine Journal, and I’ll occasionally be helping out at The Winchester Sun.

I am originally from Orlando, Florida, and I moved to Kentucky in 2017 to attend the University of Kentucky. I consider myself a Kentuckian and Floridian. It’s crazy, I know. I believe that someone can have multiple home places.

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Other than loving my role of service as a journalist, I also love writing poetry. I promise you won’t have to put up with too many of my metaphors! I enjoy reading, hiking Kentucky’s beautiful landscape, and exploring with my partner.

I am no witch, but I spend a lot of my time at home playing and cuddling with my black cat, Simone. She doesn’t bring me any bad luck unless I don’t provide enough empty boxes in her lair.

My previous job was as a reporter for CivicLex, a civic education organization in Lexington. I was basically in LFUCG’s city hall every day, and I’m ready to apply that local government knowledge here at the Jessamine Journal while learning the ropes of the county.

I am dedicated to truth and transparency in democracy. This is why I am here, and I am so excited to join your community! You can reach me via email at gillian.stawiszynski@jessaminejournal.com. Thanks for having me.