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Ashley Pickus

Aspiring Writer With Hands-On Experience Plainview, United States

About Me

Hello! My name is Ashley Pickus and I recently graduated summa cum laude from Binghamton University. It should come as no surprise that I love writing as a double major in political science and English rhetoric (we don’t have a journalism or communications degree). I also minored in writing studies! While studying at BU, I wrote for the student-run political science magazine, Happy Medium, and contributed to Pipe Dream, our student newspaper. In my senior year, I interned with the Athletic Communications Department and helped cover our Division I teams by writing press releases, game previews and recaps, and managing social media accounts. I have also written for NYS Music as part of a summer internship.



Academic writing
Ad copy writing
News writing
Press releases
Social media writing
Web content and blog writing

Experience / Education / Qualifications

Education: Binghamton University (2020-2024)

  • Double majored in Political Science and English Rhetoric
  • Minored in Writing Studies
  • Graduated summa cum laude: 3.9 cumulative GPA
  • Dean’s List for Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024 semesters
  • Received the Vasilew Award in Rhetoric


  • Athletic Communications Intern: Assisted in covering select sports matches by writing press releases, game previews and recaps, and assisting in managing social media accounts
  • NYS Music Writer: Wrote articles for an online music publication and developed content for the website including press releases, music reviews, and feature stories.
  • Happy Medium National Politics Reporter: Writer for Binghamton University’s student-run political science magazine. Articles are published both in print editions and online and require research and writing in AP style.


Digital marketing
Environment and sustainability
History and culture
Pets and animals

Contract Preferences

Contract Type: Freelance
Preferred Location: Hybrid