Chelsea Fuller (BSJ, 2011)
Hometown: Ashtabula, Ohio
Current Job: The Dominion Post
Now that inauguration weekend 2013 is in the history books, SOJ alumna Chelsea Fuller has had some time to reflect on her experiences in Washington, D.C. Fuller, a reporter and copy editor for The Dominion Post, attended both the President’s swearing in-ceremony and one of several balls held over inaugural weekend. Fuller said she had no idea how the journey would change her both professionally and personally.
SOJ: How did you get the opportunity to cover inauguration weekend?
Fuller: Someone invited me to one of the inaugural balls and, being the person I am, I started thinking of story ideas. I went to my editors [at The Dominion Post] and told them that I had done some preliminary research on ways to localize the story.What I came up with was WVU alumni who were either involved with inaugural event planning or who were planning to attend [inauguration festivities]. So I pitched it and they said yes.