Before we wrap up our series of profiles for Women’s History Month, we have one last “emerging” voice we’d like to recognize: Emerging Civil War Correspondent Emily Losito, whose work this month made our series of profiles possible.
Emily is a junior journalism and mass communication major at St. Bonaventure University. She also declared a minor in music. Emily grew up in Williamsville, New York, and she is one of five children.
Her first interest in writing came from collaborating with friends in school to write short stories about zombies, vampires, and World War II. Through her education in high school, she discovered an increasing interest in the art of writing.
When choosing Bonaventure, she looked at “the amazing journalism program.” Without being too certain of the journalism field, she took a leap and found it was the perfect match for her higher education. Emily knew she didn’t want to be on everyone’s television screen, but working behind the scenes seemed more appealing.
Classes, clubs, and internships at Bonaventure have helped deepen her appreciation and love for journalism. Some classes required Emily to go out and talk to students, faculty, and residents in the surrounding towns. She has worked on the university’s newspaper, The Bona Venture, as the news editor in the fall, and she is now an associate editor this spring. She has also worked with The Franciscan Journal, a magazine that Bonaventure supports with its Franciscan messages, and she has also interned with NYS Women Inc., an organization to help and promote the equality of women in and out of the workplace. Lastly, she has interned as a reporter for Emerging Civil War (see her stuff here). “Interning with these various organizations has furthered my love for writing and editing,” she says.
She chose to reach out to the ECW because of her growing interest in history. She credits her father for that spark because he has always been interested in historic biographies, movies, sites, and facts.
A popular question for college students at interviews is “Where do you see yourself in five years?” For Emily, she hopes to be working at a publishing firm editing novels somewhere warm, and she hopes to have an apartment and a chocolate lab.