Mentor Match Builds Solid Connections

By Christinna Bautista

Currently, my mentor is Mike Luery. Since November 2022, Mike and I have scheduled facetime calls monthly. During the calls, Mike checks up on me, asks about my current challenges, and gives me feedback and advice. As you might know, story pitches can be challenging when you move to a new city, and Mike has gone to the extent of emailing story ideas. He encourages me to explore the area and make connections and friends. 

I send him links to my articles and packages for feedback. He always replies with suggestions for improving my storytelling and challenges me to try something new in my reporting. Mike is always upbeat, encouraging, and ready to share words of wisdom. Working with Mike has been an absolute pleasure, and I look forward to continuing working with him.

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