Garrett McAuliffe

Born in the central valley of Massachusetts and raised in Tidewater Virginia, Garrett attended public schools before graduating from the University of Virginia. Wandering and working in various national parks, tutoring kids on the playgrounds of Dublin, and teaching English to 3rd graders in China eventually led to a passion for storytelling and community-focused writing.

Education:

University of Virginia
September 1999 - May 2003
BA in sociology. Additional emphases in literature and philosophy. Spent semester studying at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland studying social research, post-modern philosophy and Irish literature. Cumulative GPA: 3.6. Dean's List.

Published Stories:

Decision Time at Lawson's Landing
Bay Nature
Garrett McAuliffe, '11 reports on the upcoming July13 hearing that will decide the fate of long standing campground at Lawson's Landing. The campground has existed in a sort of legal limbo, never acquiring the necessary permits to make camping legitimate. Now, after a half-century of unauthorized expansion, the campground finally looks set to resolve its long-standing rift with the law.
Away From the Canon, Teen Books Hit Home
Mission Loc@l
Urban lit draws neighborhood high school students in with harrowing depictions of abuse, drug use and violence they relate to.
One Mission Parades Against Violence
Mission Loc@l
A peace procession and rally unite our neighborhood after September’s shootings, calling for an end to violence and a more active community.
She Made a Difference
Mission Loc@l
Zaida Rodriguez, a 56-year-old education leader in the Mission District helped to create a community strong enough to thrive after her death.
How Best to Evaluate Teachers
Mission Loc@l
New methods for evaluating teachers are needed to jump start schools, teachers and administrators say. But not what the Obama administration has in mind.
New Principal Tries Discipline
Mission Loc@l
Mark Sanchez, the new principal at Horace Mann Middle School, cracks down on discipline to improve academics at a school languishing near the bottom in test scores citywide.

Work Experience:

Editorial Assistant
Tikkun Magazine  - Berkeley CA  ( September 2008 - May 2009 )
Copy-edited and proofed articles and freelance submissions. Helped with creation of photo essays and blogs for website. Involved with research and design ideas for magazine.
Reporter and Editing Assistant
El Reportero  - San Francisco CA  ( August 2008 - March 2009 )
Reported on local events for bilingual weekly focused on the Latino community in the Mission District. Also proofread and helped with translation. Wrote weekly news in brief section and covered neighborhood rallies.
Photojournalist and Reporting Intern
Kathmandu Post  - Kathmandu None  ( September 2007 - November 2007 )
Writer and photographer for culture section of the English-language daily newspaper. Two byline stories per week covering art openings, concert reviews, and one front-page feature detailing a trek in a newly-opened area of Nepal (to foreigners).