Each Monday, we will introduce an AWSM member as part of our “Member Mondays” initiative. Get to know some of your AWSM colleagues!
Date you joined AWSM: 2010
How AWSM has helped you: I was an internship/scholarship winner my senior year of college, so AWSM gave me my first paid job after graduation. And the networking opportunities have obviously been incredibly valuable throughout my career. But, more importantly, the friendships I’ve developed with women across the country and in all areas of the business have been inspiring and fulfilling.
Where do you work: Oregon State beat reporter for The Oregonian/OregonLive.com
Previous job: Oklahoma State beat reporter for The Oklahoman, sports reporter/columnist for The Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise
Resides: Portland, Ore.
Favorite team/s: Being in this business changes our ability to be a fan, but I grew up rooting for my hometown teams in Phoenix and I am an Arizona State graduate. I’ve also followed the teams in the cities where I’ve lived, most notably the Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers.
Favorite sporting event/s: College football Saturdays, March Madness, Olympics
Bucket list sporting event/s: Olympics, Rose Bowl, College Football Playoff, men’s Final Four (I covered the women’s Final Four in 2016) and every major professional championship (I covered the 2012 NBA Finals and went to Game 2 of the 2001 World Series as a fan)
Favorite sports venues: Rose Bowl, Fenway Park
Quote: “The best things in life are not things.”
Mizell is AWSM’s VP/Student Development. Meet AWSM’s board members who have been profiled in Member Mondays: