Lindsey Yoneda biography
Story, photo and video by Mekenzie Kerr, NewsNetNebraska
Lindsey Yoneda, 21, is an Omaha-native and senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is on the path to completing her double major incorporating her two passions, art and journalism, both with an emphasis in photo. Yoneda wants to find a way to combine both majors in order to use creativity to tell stories.
Yoneda has “always been artistic,” and grew up around it because of her father who is also an artist. She started her freshman year at UNL as an art major, but felt something was lacking because she was not improving her work or challenging herself enough in her photography classes.
During her sophomore year she joined the Daily Nebraskan staff and discovered photojournalism which was “new and strange” to her. The desire to learn more about photojournalism became her catalyst in adding her second major, journalism. Yoneda, who likes photojournalism as a way to meet a variety of new people, relishes the pursuit and capture of the “right shot.”
As a testament to her love of both art and photojournalism, Yoneda recently finished a year-long internship with HearNebraska, a non-profit music publication that promotes local music in the state. She did video and photo work for HearNebraska enabling her to combine three of her foremost passions in art, music and journalism.