Pullman Scholars in Their Own Words: Catherine Buchanic

Catherine (shown center) enrolled in Northwestern University this fall to study journalism. Since then, she has gotten involved in local journalism on campus and throughout Chicago. Read on to learn more about Catherine.


What drew you to your college?

When admissions letters came out in March last year, it became clear that my primary two options were the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and the Medill School of Journalism Looking back, the reason why I chose Northwestern as opposed to UPenn was because I would be majoring in something I enjoyed.


What are your passions or hobbies?

I currently work for The Daily Northwestern, which is the main newspaper for Northwestern University and the City of Evanston. I serve at the Design Editor in addition to writing a weekly opinion column on social and political issues. Outside of work, I enjoy baking, especially cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies, and watching late-night television shows such as Saturday Night Live and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.


What do you like about being a Pullman Scholar? What does being a Pullman Scholar mean to you?

Being a Pullman Scholar allows me to pursue a subject I am greatly interested in at one of the best schools in the country for journalism. Without the Pullman Scholarship, I would not have been privy to the countless opportunities I have taken advantage while at Northwestern. During the first week of my time at Northwestern, I was able to talk with ABC7 news anchors, tour the Chicago Sun Times newsroom, and interview the publisher of the Chicago Reader. It is only through the Pullman Foundation that I would get to be in place where I had access to these openings.