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‘Jack of all trades’ masters many

By Elise Anello, Class of 2014

My name is Elise Anello and I am an alumna of Pompano Beach High School, Class of 2014. I served on the staff of the Tornado Times all four years at PBHS, and gained valuable skills that have impacted my career path. 

I graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) in 2018 and am currently pursuing my PhD in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University. Although I did not ultimately choose a career in journalism, the writing, communication, and collaboration skills I gained working on the newspaper were valuable. The ability to write effectively and efficiently has served me well in graduate school, where writing psychological reports, journal articles, and papers are a part of my day-to-day activities. Working successfully with other students and faculty is something that the Tornado Times taught me well, and definitely a skill applicable to most careers. As a graduate student and future psychologist, I have the privilege of helping others and contributing to research in a meaningful way.

At the Tornado Times, I often served as a “jack of all trades” for the paper, working at different levels and managing different sections wherever needed. Working in this role, I gained valuable insight into my own strengths and limitations, which ultimately led to my current career path. I will always be appreciative of my time at the Tornado Times and the guidance that Dr. Shipe provided to me. 

1 Comment on ‘Jack of all trades’ masters many

  1. Congratulations Elise on all of your accomplishment!! It is wonderful to see our students spread their wings and fly high!! You have chosen a path that will help many people cope with uncertainty.
    Congratulations once again!!! Please stay in touch!
    Mrs. Dupre

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