As many of you know, I received my master's degree from the MALAS program (Master of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences) at San Diego State University in December of 2013. This spring, I also completed my professional writing certificate at SDSU.
The professional writing certificate program, headed by Dr. Linn Bekins, has been a great experience in preparing me for a lifelong career in professional writing. Courses and seminars for this program included training in technical writing, writing project management, grant proposal writing, linguistics, content editing, and a journalism internship.
Not only has this rigorous program helped me sharpen my writing skills, it has also facilitated engagement with my community, and allowed me to connect my diverse interests in much the same way that the MALAS program did and continues to do. Under the guidance of Dr. Bekins and Dr. Steve Merriam especially, I have been privileged to put my professional writing skills to work with outstanding local organizations like the Front Gallery in San Ysidro, Combine5, Guitars for Vets San Diego, Music Care, Vietnam Veterans of America #472, and Stand Down.
Since starting the program, I officially launched my own writing business, Larsson Professional Writing, so this is definitely just the beginning of a lifelong pursuit. Thanks to friends, family, and colleagues for the continued support and interest!