Michaela Herbst is the Arts and Entertainment Editor for the CU Independent. She will graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2024, majoring in journalism with a minor in political science. Over the summer, she worked as a fellow for News21, a reporting initiative headquartered at Arizona State University. She has previously worked as the Magazine Editor-in-Chief for The Bold, a student-run publication. Herbst served as the TEDxCU Director of Social Media and was an outreach committee student ambassador. She is part of the online team with Z2 Entertainment and is the open media editor for the CU Honors Journal. Herbst has reported on numerous stories and specializes in print journalism.