My name is Nathan Foster and I'm an aspiring journalist, writer, and PR specialist. I'm studying sports journalism and public relations at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. I'm originally from Reno, Nevada.
I currently serve as editor-in-chief for my college newspaper, ZU News. I began as a staff writer my freshman year, then moved up to being the opinion editor and then the news editor my sophomore year. Before that, I was the editor for my high school newspaper, Hoofprints. I also served as one of the editors for my high school literary publication, Colt's Tale. I’m very passionate about creative storytelling. One of my life goals is to write my own book. I'm grateful for all the chances I've been given to write and edit. Please feel free to browse my published stories.
Aside from God, my family and my girlfriend, my favorite things in this world are sports and cars. I'm a huge tennis, baseball and football fan. My teams are the San Francisco Giants and 49ers. I played tennis all four years of high school and was captain during my senior year. I was also the captain of my golf team for two years, although I mainly just played for fun.
I love cars, probably too much. I’ve owned four cars, two Subarus, a classic 1984 Firebird and a Volvo C30. I started The Test Drive Podcast dedicated to testing and reviewing new cars. My dream is to one day write for an auto journalism outlet, and to start another podcast covering news in the automotive world. If you’re curious, my favorite car is the Dodge Viper. I know too much about cars for my own good. If you’re in the market for your next car and want advice or just have general questions about cars, please feel free to contact me.
I love reading and listening to music. I think the best way to grow as a writer is to immerse yourself in the works of other great writers. I nerd out over John Green and David Foster Wallace. I even have a DFW quote on the home page of this site. I highly recommend listening to his speech, “This is water.” DFW has a lot of great quotes and as a journalist, I love quotes. I’ll share many of them in my articles and on the site. Below is one of my absolute favorites.