My name is Abby Franklin. I am a May, 2015 graduate of Elon University in North Carolina with a degree in print and online journalism. I’ve worked in Nashville, Los Angeles, and New York City — most recently with Bam Social Business, People Magazine and The Knot.
At Elon, I was involved in several student media organizations. I worked as Senior Features Reporter for the Pendulum where I was awarded first place in the 2015 North Carolina College Media Association Contest for my story, “Atheists ‘nervous’ about coming out in southern states.” Additionally, I worked as Photo Assistant for The Edge (Elon’s student magazine) where my concepts and photos were chosen for main features and covers.
My other extracurricular activities included singing in Elon’s oldest a cappella group, Twisted Measure and membership in Alpha Xi Delta. This summer, Twisted Measure’s cover of “Chandelier” by Sia, in which I was the soloist, enjoyed viral success and mass media coverage.
Through these experiences, I’ve learned I am a tenacious storyteller driven by conversation and creativity.