Mary Crookston

Mary Crookston
Paul Wellman

RESPONSIBLE OWNER: Mary Crookston, a member of our stellar intern team, is in the fortunate position of knowing what she wants to do when she graduates from Westmont College in the spring: She wants to be a journalist (surprise, surprise). Though the Tampa native and college football fan said she’s fallen in love with California — after growing up thinking she’d never even get the chance to visit — Crookston is hoping to land a journalism internship in Washington, D.C., once her diploma is in hand. When she’s not longboarding around town, Crookston — a member of the NRA — said she likes to hit the range with her .22 semiautomatic pistol. Follow her work at


Please note this login is to submit events or press releases. Use this page here to login for your Independent subscription

Not a member? Sign up here.