Hi ND Fans!
My name is Sierra Mayhew and I am the newest addition to the ND Blogging Team!
Hailing from Michigan, I grew up hearing a lot about Notre Dame. I never thought I would actually go to school here. However, this summer when I went on my first visit I immediately fell in love.
My intended major is Film, Television and Theatre with a specialization in Television and a minor in Journalism. Following this path of studies, I hope to get involved in Sports Broadcast Journalism or Fashion Print Journalism in some way after I graduate from Notre Dame. I have been blessed with the opportunity to not only attend ND but to be blogging for Fighting Irish Media.
As far as my involvement in sports, I was a cheerleader in high school for all four years. Through this experience, I have cheered not only at football games but soccer games, basketball games and a few other sports. Through cheerleading I have gained a huge appreciation for sports and cheer is one of my favourite memories from high school.
I spent time job shadowing this past spring and summer and interned with Fox 2 News. As a part of that job, I got the opportunity to work with Dan Miller, a sports anchor. I learned a lot about the details of broadcast journalism, by helping out with the Detroit Tigers, and it was a great experience.
I also shadowed multimedia journalist, Tori Petry from the Detroit Lions this summer for a few days. I thought that the aspects of her job were super awesome. I watched her come up with content for the team and interview players. The coolest part about this job was being able to hold the microphone for interviews. I ended up being in the background of shots that actually ended up on the site. My favourite part of this job shadow overall was getting to work so close to such talented athletes.
I will be taking on the role of blogging for the Notre Dame Men's and Women's Soccer teams and the Women's Basketball team. I played both soccer and basketball as a kid. Although I was not the best at either of these sports, I hope my experience helps me as I start this position. While blogging for ND Soccer and Women's Basketball teams, I hope to make it easier for fans to connect to the players. I will do my best to tailor my blog posts to what you guys want to hear.
See you on the field,