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Morgane is currently freelancing for The Potrero View as well as learning new skills in photography. She is planning on attending graduate school in the Fall of 2015 to pursue a Master’s in Business. While she has a great interest in reporting, she considers finding new business models for the journalism industry to be her career goal.
She was born in Brussels, Belgium and came to the United States at the age of 18 to start developing a future in journalism. She realized she wanted to become a journalist at the age of 16 when she took a trip to Vietnam and Thailand and interviewed doctors, politicians and journalists about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome —a disease that took their colleagues and patients. She then published a 40-page paper in French that, among other things, touched on the influence of the media on the epidemic. Her drive to be a journalist landed her in Boston in 2005 to study English so she could later move to Cupertino in 2006 and receive an Associate’s degree in Arts & Letters at De Anza College in 2008. She then enrolled at San Francisco State University and received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism with an emphasis in political science in the spring of 2010. While attending San Francisco State, she became a reporter for the Golden Gate [X]press of which she was later chosen to be the managing editor. After graduating, she interned at San Francisco State as the promotions manager for the three publications of the journalism department. After running LocalAddition.com —a local news website that she co-founded in May 2010— for 2 and half years, Morgane had to go back to Belgium for about a year.
During her years in Belgium, she was assistant manager at La Chaussure Récré, a chain of nine well-established shoe boutiques from 2000 through 2005 and in 2012-2013, and maintained a leadership role when she attended De Anza College becoming the bookstore’s lead supervisor and the director’s assistant.
Outside of the journalism field, she enjoys writing, reading, photography and playing racket sports. She has also traveled backpacking through Western Europe, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Northern Africa and Southeast Asia. She someday wishes to travel to a Southeast Asian country to teach English and French while doing in-depth reporting. She wants to be able to take her time writing feature news and believes journalism is more than finding out the truth; it is about informing people and keeping democracy alive.