My name is David Joseph Del Grande. I’m a journalism major at the University of Arizona and former staff writer at the Arizona Jewish Post. During the summer of 2017, I was a breaking news intern at NJ.com, and had some of my work appear in the New York Times. As a UA freshman, I spent seven months as an apprentice at the Arizona Daily Star’s city government desk. I won third place at the Arizona Newspapers Association 2017 Better Newspapers Contest in the Best Feature Story category. My investigative work as news editor for the Aztec Press—Pima Community College’s student publication—afforded me first place in Community Education Reporting at the 2014 Arizona Press Club Awards. Welcome to my world and professional résumé.