Growing up in Lee’s Summit, Mo., Zach had the best of both worlds. He was able to experience city life while being only minutes away from the corn fields. He recently traveled to Japan for two months, which helped him see the importance of environmental and science writing.
“A good journalist is someone who is not only well versed in writing but also experienced in their field,” Carter said.
Carter is a part of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources because he feels it will prepare him for many types of journalism, from environmental to agriculture, something that he believes needs to be emphasized. Carter would also like to incorporate his passion for film with majoring in science and agricultural journalism.
Carter uses his passion for film through various organizations here on campus. As a site leader for Alternative Spring Break, he traveled to Colorado to volunteer with environmental work. While helping others, he was able to film his experiences, creating a documentary style video. Through his time with Veritas, a campus ministry here at the University of Missouri, Carter travelled to Japan for two months over the past summer. There he practiced film and developed a love for the country of Japan itself.
When he is not filming or traveling, Carter can be found rock climbing or studying Japanese. He hopes to use the language to enable him to spend more time in Japan, a country that he can foresee himself someday working and living in.
Carter has no previous experience in journalism, making him very excited to start writing for Corner Post.