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Categories: Celebrating - The Blog, Interns, OCT/NOV 2022

Get to know Eliza Moore

Eliza Moore is a junior double majoring in English and journalism at Mercer University. She is a storyteller, writer, and photographer working towards a career as a journalist and author. She greatly enjoyed her time working with Macon Magazine as an editorial intern and will be studying English literature in London this spring.

  1. Who do you admire and why?

I admire journalists and writers like Samantha Powers and Joan Didion because of their pursuit of truth and unique style. They’re whose words inspired change across the nation and the world.

  1. Best advice you have received:

“You can never be too ambitious, as long as you don’t let it take your joy away.”

  1. What I love most about Macon is _.

The people you get to know and the sense of community. Once you start looking, you’ll never run out of places to explore or events to attend.

  1. What the world needs is more __.


  1. What do you wish more people understood about young people?

If you give us a chance to learn and a safe space to make mistakes and ask questions, we will excel.

  1. Salty or sweet?


  1. Guilty pleasure?

Ignoring work to read books while drinking a cup of coffee in my apartment.

  1. What is your favorite book?

This year’s favorite was Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

  1. Favorite writer?

I think I will always say the poet Mary Oliver because of the impact she had on my writing and life when I was young.

  1. To me, success means:

I am doing meaningful work that I am proud of. I’m challenged and constantly learning.

  1. I’m exceptionally good at:

Predicting what my friends will say before they say it

  1. I’d like to become better at:

Maps, directions, and geography

  1. What talent would you like to have?

The ability to fall asleep anywhere (it’s a talent)

  1. What three qualities matter most in life?

Loving yourself, loving others, loving the world

  1. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

I’m most proud of my writing and curiosity for life. I believe nothing on my resume is my greatest achievement; instead, I would say: being a good friend, daughter, sister, and partner to those I love.

  1. You are walking up to a group of people who are talking about you. What is it that you would hope they are saying about you?

She inspires me.

  1. What is the best thing you have seen or heard lately?

Fashion advice from a friend: “Life is too short not to wear your funkiest earrings.”

  1. Three songs in heavy rotation on your playlist?

“All My Love” by Noah Kahan

“I Wanna Be Yours” by the Artic Monkeys

“Saturdays” by Twin Shadow

  1. Something better in theory than in practice:

Getting up early

  1. What I know for sure:

Life is short and very beautiful. As Mary Oliver said, “Impermanence is the very fragrance of our days.”