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Meet Megan Dorr: Our February Leading Woman


Name: Megan Dorr


Major: Journalism, minor in Business and pre law 

 

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio 

 

What are your career or life goals?  My goal in my career is to be a national college football writer for a major publishing site. I would love to travel around the country covering the different traditions and passionate fan bases that make the sport so unique. I would also love to host a podcast centered around college athletics, with a focus on the growing popularity of women's college athletics. 


What is your favorite part about your major and why did you choose it? I chose my major because I have always been super passionate about sports and the way it brings people together and wanted to pursue a career covering it. What I love about being a journalism major is the opportunities I get to learn so much about the community around me and interview people and learn their story. I also love the process of writing and the feeling when it all comes together at the end. 


What organizations or hobbies are you passionate about?

I really love to workout as much as I can. Right now I go to Rho Engine room where we do a mix of rowing machines and weight training. I also am training to run a half marathon in the spring with a few other Thetas! 

At Mizzou, I am a member of the Association of Women in Sports Media, which is so great to be surrounded by other girls looking to pursue a career in the sports industry. Everyone is so encouraging and supportive of one another! I am also a member of KCOU Sports, the Mizzou student radio station. 


What has your experience been like being a part of KCOU Sports?

I have been a member of KCOU Sports for two years and have been blessed with so many great opportunities because of it. I co-host two weekly radio shows, one called “The Blitz” and the other called “The Booth Review”. The Blitz is strictly a football show while the Booth Review dives more into the stories of athletes and the passion behind sports. KCOU broadcasts almost all Mizzou sporting events, and I have been able to call the play-by-play for multiple Mizzou football, basketball, and softball games. Having this real world experience while in college has been really great. Along with the radio production, KCOU sports also has a website where columns are posted. I am one of the web editors which means I help to edit others stories. 


On behalf of KCOU, I recently traveled to Mobile, Alabama to cover the Senior Bowl. The Senior Bowl is a week-long event where the country's top college football players are invited to participate in practices and then a game in front of NFL scouts and coaches. As a member of the media, I got to watch and interview some of the top NFL prospects. It was so cool to be so close to the action and get to talk to so many great players. I wrote feature stories for the KCOU website and created content for social media throughout my time there. I also got to build connections with other sports media members who were there! 


I feel so lucky to have so many hands-on experiences building my resume and  covering sports while I’ve been at Mizzou. I also have met so many incredible people who push me to be a better worker  through KCOU.   


How have your experiences in Theta changed you?

Being in Theta has provided me with the best role models and examples I could ask for. I see the girls in classes above me doing all kinds of impressive accomplishments in the classroom and the community and it pushes me to be a better version of myself. 

My pledge family especially has been so instrumental in me thriving at college. They have given me so much great advice, especially about the journalism school, that has made my time in college so much easier. 


What does Theta mean to you?

To me, Theta is a group of girls who push me to be my best self while also helping me to have fun and be relaxed. It means a community that lets me be myself. I can’t imagine what my experience in college would be like without Theta. 


Do you have a specific favorite Theta memory?

My favorite Theta memory has been the nights just hanging out in the house with all of my friends. Living in the house has been so fun because I’m only a few doors down from anyone I want to talk to. I love the nights where we just sit in a room and talk and laugh for hours on end. I know the friends I have made in Theta will be lifelong friends. 

I also have so many great memories with my pledge family. I am so lucky to have such a close pledge family and we try to see each other almost every week. Whether it’s going to grab food or just chilling at someone's house, I always have a great time with them!

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