Maura Freeman ‘19

Hometown: Plainfield, Illinois
Majors: Communication & English
Future Plans: Work as a speech writer

Maura Freeman has two major leadership roles at the University of Illinois Springfield. The senior communication and English major is editor-in-chief of The Journal, the editorially independent student newspaper on campus, and is a resident assistant (RA) for the Department of Residence Life. As editor-in-chief, Freeman helps decide what stories the paper covers. She also helps proofread stories and makes decisions about the layout of the paper. Following graduation from UIS, she plans to attend graduate school and start her future career in political communication. “For me that looks like ideally speech writing, preferably at the national level. My dream goal is to write part of the State of the Union address one day,” she said.

Leadership is lived at UIS. Every day.


Posted on March 20, 2019