Mission-driven, detail-oriented journalism and music double major looking to serve the community, tell important stories, and improve the lives of others.

Hi! My name is Alina Dorion. I’m a journalism and music double major at Drake University in Des Moines, IA.

I currently work for the Drake University Archives & Special Collections. During my time at the archives so far, I’ve transcribed oral histories and have helped facilitate public access to Drake University records through preservation and collection.

After graduation, I hope to go to graduate school for library science and/or to continue my music studies.

As both a journalism and music major, I’m good at time management, can communicate effectively, and am committed to always seeing projects through.

In the past, I’ve interned at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, writing, taking photos, and completing various social media projects for the marketing department.

You can find my resume here and my portfolio here.

The Blog

assorted sheet music - Photo by Cassi Stewart on Unsplash
Photo by Cassi Stewart on Unsplash

I keep a blog about my life and other random things, which you can find here.

Currently, I’m writing about all sorts of topics revolving around being and preparing to be a music major. The goal of the blog is to help inform people about what being a music major is really like. I’ll discuss all that it entails, from putting in hard work practicing to dealing with stress and nervousness.

Through my time at Drake, I’ve learned that I want to combine my interests of music and library science in grad school. Both music and library science help serve the community and tell important stories. That’s what I want to do.

I’m not exactly sure what my future holds. But, I do know that no matter where I end up in life, from majoring in music and journalism to going to grad school for library science and beyond, it’ll be a place where I can help others, work hard, and make a difference.

So, welcome. Take a look around! I’m glad you’re here.

You can read more about me and my story here.