Brandi Bottalico is an award-winning journalist that currently attends Towson University in pursuit of a degree in mass communication with a double track in journalism and public relations and a minor in Spanish.
At Towson, Bottalico is news editor for the school’s independent, student-run paper, The Towerlight. She volunteers with Word on the Street, a street paper written by those that are homeless in Baltimore. She began a column with Indypendent Reader focused on Baltimore youth issues.
Bottalico began her career in high school with her school paper as news editor and opinion editor. She attended several Washington Post workshops and covered the Marine Corps Marathon for a sports writing workshop with them. During her senior year an education blogger for The Washington Post linked to an article she wrote about Facebook changes on the website. Later she was a guest columnist for the blogger, writing an opinion piece about the changes.