Cheers, Ciao, Click by Emily Gajewski

I’m a junior at The University of Findlay majoring in Digital Media. My involvement in the University’s theatre program and Campus Program Board rounds out a myriad of hobbies and interests from watercolors to horseback riding.

I’m the youngest of 5 kids, an avid traveller, devoted to capturing life through a lens, a lover of animals, forever a reader, a perpetual student, and most important to you – my reader – a writer.

I studied abroad twice and fell in love with the experience of living in another culture. Adapting to the unexpected is always an adventure, often leading to many great stories. People should get lost in any place they live or travel!

I’m excited to have you along on this multimedia experience, and plan to use words, pictures and video to bring my stories (and even some advice) to life.





From the Blog

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