Pagan Harrison-Brown has been a continuing asset to the Charlie contributor team! Here, you can find out more about her…
I don’t really remember much of my childhood, but I was born and raised in Wagga Wagga. We then moved to Canberra where I went to school, danced for 13 years, did athletics, played AFL and made a lot of memories with friends and family. I spent a lot of time getting dirty and needing band-aids while exploring with my brothers. They also raised me have tough skin and to love video games.
In 2020 I graduated with a Bachelor of Communications specialising in Journalism from Charles Sturt. Now I am doing my Master’s in Communications and in my last year of that. I studied journalism because of my love of video games and wanting to write about games. I had the opportunity to be the next TV presenter for Good Game Spawn Point in 2018, however I chose to study journalism instead and from there I wanted to continue my studies in communication and learn how to communicate with people and organisations as well as help organisations communicate better with internal and external stakeholders.
Now I am still very much focusing on finishing my Master’s as I am in my last year, which is a big year for me. When I finish, I still hope to get into the journalism industry and write about video games, entertainment, health, and lifestyle.
But I would also like to get into government to help fix the way government organisations treat their internal stakeholders and fix their communications amongst internal and external stakeholders – or join the defence force and give that ago. The big career aspiration is to be a full-time content creator, streaming video games and making YouTube videos for a living and following my dream of being a photographer and model.
During my bachelor’s degree I worked mainly as a barrister but did social media and photography for a health store and a café in Bathurst for some extra income and experience. I also go to Canberra once a year to do photography and social media content for a pop-culture convention I volunteer for.
In the last year of my bachelor’s, I worked at one of the local papers writing articles and would travel to Sydney every weekend to work at The Photo Studio. Now I currently work as a content creator/website maintainer for an online e-commerce company and work for myself.
Hopes, dreams and plans for 2022
My current plan for this year is to finish my Masters. But I just want to enjoy this year and experience as much as I can. I want to take more photos and start a photo blog of places I eat and travel to, model more and grow my stream and YouTube channel. My 2022 dream is to be happy, healthy, fit, make memories. I must start thinking about what I am to do after I graduate. And hopefully be more organised.
Written by Pagan Harrison-Brown