Abby Grollmus grew up in Hamilton, Ohio. She graduated from Hamilton High School 22nd in her class with a 4.0 GPA. Her freshman year of high school she took a journalism class and fell in love. She was the editor of the opinion section while writing stories on trends and fashion. Her senior year of high school she was involved in the journalism course offered that produced the school news. While in this class she grew familiar with the use of editing equipment for news. She’s spent over 50 hours volunteering. She raised awareness for homelessness by participating in her high schools “Cardboard City.” She has also volunteered over 20 hours in her local animal hospital.
Following high school she applied to Bowling Green State University, due to their accredited journalism program and facilities. BGSU has become Abby’s home for the past three years. While in her sophomore year, she studied in Salzburg, Austria for her minor in German. In Austria, Abby learned invaluable communication and leadership skills. Living in Austria taught her many cultural lessons most Americans don’t get to experience. This gives her a better view of the world and others. She had the opportunity to travel to Switzerland and Italy during her semester abroad.
Abby sees herself working as a writer/producer for an online media network. Her dream job is to work at a media firm like DEFY Media in New York. After writing different categories of news stories, her writing style aligns with the pop culture stories. While preferring to write entertainment pieces, she has experience with other genres of news. Abby is working on a piece about the dangers of vaping. Currently a junior, she is taking more journalism courses and looking to get more involved in the BG News.
Abby’s interests include: German, fashion, makeup, true crime, pop culture news and sociology. She hopes to starts a makeup or pop culture podcast for her spring semester 2020.