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Jennifer Jopson


Jennifer Jopson is a junior in the Literary Journalism program at UC Irvine and plans to enjoy the last two years of college studying abroad in Ireland and staying involved on campus.

The Story Behind the Story:

I wrote this story for Barry Siegel's Narrative Writing workshop. There are some people that come into our lives and influence us as mentors when we least expect it. Jerry Katz became my mentor as I worked on the piece. Seeing his passion for nature and his love of life inspired me to pair his world record story with that of a paddle boarding lesson he taught.