Dani Naess Hellesund ’15

58890_10152229108083417_491640067_nDani Naess Hellesund, the Pioneer’s Opinions Editor for 2014-2015, and before that a Staff Writer, is currently working as a Fundraiser for the Norwegian Red Cross in Bergen, Norway. He works mostly with the emergency response and relief program and his job is to inform people and get donors to raise money for the Red Cross and the work they do in the many disaster areas around the world. He said, “Getting a degree in journalism was one of the best decisions I ever made. The reason for that is that you can work in so many interesting and varied places, and you learn skills that are relevant to most jobs. Eventually, I might build onto my bachelors in journalism with a masters in political science so that I can work in the field with a big humanitarian organization like the Red Cross. It is not a necessity to have a master’s degree to work in the field, but it gives you an edge in the extremely competitive international aid worker environment.”

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