Leon J Taryan
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Location: Great Neck, NY, USA
School: Hunter College
Field of Study: Journalism

Leon J Taryan

Education: Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York, NY
BA, Journalism; minor in Political Science
Expected Graduation: May 2022 GPA: 3.70
Relevant Coursework: Reporting and Writing 1 and 2, Video News Reporting, Media &
Politics, Media & Film in the Digital Age 1 and 2, News Literacy
Skills Attained: Multimedia reporting, audio interviewing, hard news and feature writing,
broadcast writing style, AP style, social media promotion, SEO writing, shooting video,
editing news packages
Activities: Hunter Wrestling Team
9/18-present Regional Tournament Participant, 2018-2019, 2019-2020
Purple Academic Award, 2018-2019, 2019-2020
CUNYAC Scholar-Athlete, 2018-2019, 2019-2020
Most Improved Wrestler, 2018-2019
9/18-present Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
Chair of Financial Allocations
Assist Treasurer with club finances
Represent wrestling team in addressing issues facing the athletic community
Assist in expanding SAAC via volunteer work and community activities
Volunteer: The Ronald McDonald House
Assist families by cleaning shelters monthly in collaboration with SAAC members
Active volunteer at various NYC-based events focused on children
9/20-present Journalism and PR Intern for Repute PR
Actively engaging in the process of journalistic writing and editing under a deadline
Researching and writing about online content creation best end practices
Incorporating SEO writing and anchor text to enhance articles
The L.T. Podcast
6/20-present Interview guests on various topics including sports, politics, and fitness
Guests include entrepreneurs, world-class athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and educators
Podcasts are recorded multiple times per week for a duration of 30 minutes
Software: Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Word, Illustrator, Sublime Text, Wix, WordPress