Hello! My name is Stephanie Jaar, and I am a 22-year-old graduate of American University with a degree in print journalism and a French language minor.
I am beginning 2013 on a clean slate: fresh out of college and ready to tackle the job market. I’ve always felt at home on the Internet because it’s allowed me to showcase my many different interests and talents – something I hope this website is evidence of.
I love writing, editing, magazines, books, website development and social media. As you can see from my internship page, I’ve been fortunate enough to work at different organizations that have allowed me to put all of these skills to use in a professional setting.
Like a lot of people my age, I got my start writing by blogging. However, my niche was always related to Harry Potter. After falling in love with the series at the age of 12, I began seeking out other like-minded individuals on the Internet. Over the years, I’ve contributed to many different fansites, making me a “Harry Potter freelancer” of sorts. I have covered press events for the Harry Potter films since I was 17, attending premieres in Los Angeles and New York City for films five through eight. In Summer 2010 I was invited to represent RupertGrint.net at the Grand Opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando. I firmly believe that if it weren’t for the boy wizard, I wouldn’t be on the path I am today with the opportunities I have been presented.
I’ve since become an all-around pop culture enthusiast who has a schedule of TV shows taped above my desk (taking my organizational skills to another level). But perhaps the greatest thing about finishing college now is that I have time to read for fun (Find me on GoodReads!). I still consider my “Best Reader” certificate from Kindergarten as one of my greatest accomplishments.
If you are interested in a complete, official resume, or just want to get in touch, please use the contact form on this page.