Derek Catron is a political scientist and student-journalist with a lifelong passion for stories whether they be from history, the news, or just a creative imagination. It is his goal to travel as much as possible, writing stories about real people and real issues while also working on other creative writing projects in his spare time. So far, his writing experience consists of various types of news writing, PR, policy and political analysis. However, he has recently begun two creative writing projects: a stand-up comedy routine and a fantasy-fiction story/universe. He joined the club to get professional insight, constructive criticism of his work, and to gain knowledge about publishing. When he is older (much older) and more accomplished, he looks forward to passing on what he’s learned and will learn to future generations of writers.