Kaitlyn Fusco Staff Writer
Kaitlyn Fusco fell in love with writing in elementary school, and that love never abated. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a journalism degree from the University of Central Florida and is all too experienced in the subject of student loan debt.
Kaitlyn Fusco Biography
Kaitlyn Fusco has been writing professionally since she was 18, but her love for the written word first developed when she was in elementary school, where she began writing fictional short stories and poetry about marine life and anything that came to mind. As her interest in writing progressed, she discovered the world of journalism, where she hopes her writing will make a difference in people’s lives today.
Kaitlyn was born in Concord, Mass., a town known for its role in the Revolutionary War and its rich literary history. Her hometown sparked her devotion to the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. She is the youngest of four siblings, the aunt of one niece and two nephews and the wife of her high school sweetheart.
She was editor of her high school yearbook and during her senior year she wrote her first newspaper article about Thomas Von Essen, the New York City fire commissioner during the 9/11 attacks.
From high school, Kaitlyn attended Flagler College for two years as a communications major where she worked for the college’s newspaper as the arts and entertainment editor and won the “Most Popular Article of 2010” for the online magazine Coquina.
Looking to focus more on journalism, she transferred to the University of Central Florida, where she wrote for the university’s newspaper as a senior staff writer. She took internship opportunities as an editorial intern for VS Publishing for two semesters and an editorial intern for The Florida Review.
Two years later, Kaitlyn graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors, a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and a minor in creative writing from UCF.
She now takes her experiences as a student in debt, a newlywed recovering from the costs of a wedding and a young adult trying to make it in the real world while staying as financial independent as possible to her content writer position for Debt.org. She combines her interests in writing and overcoming debt to inform the public about issues related to credit, debt and personal finance.
In her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures through culinary experiences. She has traveled to France, Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, the Bahamas and 16 U.S. states. Only 34 more states until she reaches her goal of visiting all 50 U.S. states in her lifetime. Her interest in traveling has intensified her love of photography. A photo is a memory captured in time forever.
Kaitlyn is a writer, a believer and a dreamer. She believes in following her heart in everything she does. She believes in following her dreams. She thinks it is important to do what you love, to love what you do and to find a profession that you are passionate about. Her belief: Nothing great was ever accomplished without passion.
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