Isaac Feldberg, reporting from Greece

Dispatches from a Northeastern University journalism student abroad…

About

Born in England and later raised in a Massachusetts suburb by parents from both sides of the pond, I’m a third-year journalism major with minors in political communication and media/screen studies.

Though most of my writing experience is confined to the field of entertainment journalism – including a position in the Living/Arts department of The Boston Globe and freelance gigs with Tastemakers Magazine, Cut.Print.Film., and We Got This Covered, among other outlets – my main passion is for exploring the intersections between media, politics, and identity. Outside of journalism, I’m an activist for greater awareness of mental health issues on college campuses through student group Behind the SMILE and localized peer support textline Lean on Me Huntington. And in my off hours, you’ll catch me reading, listening to music, and rock-climbing.

Perhaps in part due to the transnational nature of my family tree, I’ve always been fascinated by this big, beautiful world of ours and the vibrant mélange of human beings who call it home. While in Greece, I primarily hope to explore how the country’s current cultural, economic, and political conditions are influencing social identity. Concurrently, I hope to dive deeply into Greece’s rich history and gain a deeper appreciation for the complex nature of this country’s past and present.