October 30, 2015
Scott Rodd '13
Scott Rodd '13 recently saw one of his articles published on the front page of The Washington Post. He is currently a fellow with Atlantic Media Strategies, a prestigious program providing a 360-degree view of the modern media industry.
"Susquehanna's English and Creative Writing Department taught me to be a strong writer and adept reader," Rodd said. "But more importantly, it taught me to think critically and independently-skills necessary for seizing the more exciting possibilities after graduation."
In 2015 he was among the inaugural class of nonfiction writing residents of the Carey Institute for Global Good, a program designed for journalists working on long-form projects.
"Susquehanna taught me to think critically and independently-skills necessary for seizing the more exciting possibilities after graduation," Rodd said. "Without these skills, I wouldn't have found the confidence to walk into the New York Observer's Manhattan offices unannounced, which resulted in my first freelance writing assignment. I wouldn't have had the gumption to quit my job, pack my car, and hit the road for a project that explored life in five of the poorest towns in America."
Since graduating from Susquehanna, Rodd's work has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Observer, Salon, Think Progress, and the Source, among other publications.
"A lot has transpired over the past year," Rodd said, "and as I look forward to whatever successes the future holds, I can't overstate the significance of my education at Susquehanna in preparing me for life after graduation."