Laura O’Neil works at The Derrick as a Reporter and Newsroom Clerk. She grew up in the region, in Cranberry, and received her bachelor’s degree from Geneva College.
While at college, Laura had the opportunity to serve as the editor of the school’s literary magazine for two years.
“It was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences during college and helped prepare me for my current position at the newspaper,” she told us.
In the future, she plans to expand her ability in the areas of writing and photography. For hobbies, Laura enjoys playing piano, crocheting, and spending time with family and friends.
She is also a fan of having meaningful conversations, spending time at local coffee shops, and walking on the bike trail, especially during her lunch break.
“I am thankful to get to be a part of this community and I hope to make more connections in the area,” she said.