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I knew what I wanted to do early in life.

I knew what I wanted to do early in life.

About Me

My name is Leah Williams, and I am a full-time graduate student at Southern Illinois University and part-time writer and photojournalist. I enjoy discovering the kind of stories that are not only newsworthy but are also compelling tales of the human spirit.

I am presently working on my M.S. degree in professional media management and a graduate certificate in women, gender and sexuality studies.

I have met and interviewed several people. Some of the best life lessons came while I was working a beat,  and I carry those stories with me everywhere I go. I am truly passionate about small town community journalism and experiencing first hand the impact newspapers can have.