August 24 will mark my last day as editor of South Pasadena Patch.
I feel lucky to have worked in a town where people genuinely care about making their community a better place. And, as a result, are so involved in local news.
From the news tips to the blog posts to the grammar police, all of you made South Pas Patch a special place to read news and share ideas.
But I can’t say I wasn’t nervous at first.
When I stepped in as editor of South Pasadena Patch, I knew I had big shoes to fill.
My predecessor had done an excellent job of introducing Patch to you—so much so that a group of local activists asked her to run for city council.
Luckily, long-time photographer generously offered to introduce me to everyone. It would be my first major event: at
Aside from waking up at 7 a.m. in the morning, I was thrilled to meet everyone. And the event didn’t disappoint. This was my first real taste of the camaraderie, enthusiasm and dedication prevalent in South Pas. It was the perfect introduction to the community.
Of course this role hasn’t come without controversy and tragedy. From to the , not all stories have been easy to cover.
Nevertheless, I’ve grown both personally and professionally—thanks to y’all.
My next journey involves traveling and freelancing in Peru with the Yantalo Peru Foundation.
I’ll also be filling you in as a Patch blogger—of course!
Thank you again for all the support. Here is my Twitter handle if you want to stay in touch.