Journalist. Photographer. Style Addict.
New York City born. Florida raised. Doing everything and anything possible to make it back to the Big Apple where it all started.
Dana Burke — it's a name that is bound for the high-gloss pages of your favorite magazine.
First and foremost, I am a wordsmith. I know when to use who and whom, the difference between that and which, and how to properly attribute in an article. The AP Stylebook is my bible. I aim to tell stories that are clear and accurate while being entertaining and informative.
My creativity extends far beyond the letters A through Z. At 15, I received my first DSLR camera. Falling in love with photography, I enrolled in the commercial photography program at McFatter Technical Center. There I learned the ins and outs of film, studio lighting, digital photography and photo manipulation. I graduated as a certified photographer and an Adobe certified associate in visual communication.
Combining my love of language with my passion for strong images, I am pursuing a degree in journalism at the University of Florida. I expect to graduate in December of 2013.
I currently work at The Independent Florida Alligator, the nation's largest student-run newspaper, as the editor of the Avenue, the entertainment and lifestyle section of the paper. Formerly, I was the photo editor. I have also worked for Ology.com, The Boca Raton Observer Magazine and Teenlink South Florida, a publication of the Sun Sentinel.
Other published work includes: AbsolutePunk.net, Florida Today magazine, Orange & Blue Magazine, Becca-Bakes.com, Teenlink College & Career Planner and The Great Perhaps Zine.
Feel free to contact me with any questions, compliments, story ideas, job offers or online coupon codes (I'm a sucker for a good sale).
Off the record: My favorite color is black. People watching is the best pastime. I'll never say no to cookies.