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Senior Spotlight: Eric Nelson
Senior Spotlight: Eric Nelson
Northwestern Journalism
Friday, April 17, 2020

Eric Nelson  

Future Plans:

  • College and major:
    • Attend DSU for Cyber Operations
  • Goal job:
    • Work as an NSA analyst and then after five to ten years, go on to program scripts in video games


  • I’ll never forget the time… That Osborn and an officer pranked Kyle Stahl
  • Proudest moment: Actually, winning a dodge ball game, even though I won because I got hit in the face!
  • Most influential staff member and why: Mrs. Clemens inspired me to dive into computers and programming to begin with. For two days she drove me to a learning workshop at SDSU out of her own time and has given many opportunities to grow my knowledge toward cyber security.

Personal Favorites:

  • Emoji: Laughing emoji
  • Snack: Reese's
  • Restaurant: Twin dragon
  • Possession: My computer
  • Hobby: Modding video games
  • Pet peeve: lip smacking 


  • What you miss most about not being at school:
    • I miss having classes where I could ask a question directly to anyone present or enjoy the hilarity a conversation slightly swayed from the lesson, that makes the class laugh.
  • The first thing you’re going to do when the quarantine is lifted: Go back inside!
  • What did you learn during the quarantine:
    • The world continues to move on during hard times, there’s a beauty in the simplicity that the people of this planet will carry on helping others during these trying times.