Kelsey Christensen

Journalism Student

Location icon United States of America

Kelsey doubles as a journalist and a paramedic. She currently studies journalism and global studies at the University of Minnesota. Kelsey has been a reporter for The Minnesota Daily and interned in the Communications Department for the Office of Governor Mark Dayton. She also creates travel photography and short films for change with her local, co-created production company.

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Minnesota Daily
11/20/2014
Learning to bring life to death

Anne Christ's grandmother's shaky hands that accompanied her until death were relieved as she rested in her casket, giving Christ peace and an experience that shaped her future. Christ, a University of Minnesota senior, said when her grandmother passed away, her interest in mortuary science - the study of deceased bodies - sparked.

Minnesota Daily
12/10/2014
University surgeons to test first bionic eye

University of Minnesota surgeons are looking for a legally blind person willing to try a new procedure that could allow them to see light. The University announced last week that the surgeons are going to attach a new prosthetic called Argus II, which helps blind people see contrasted light and motion, to an eye once they find the right candidate.

Minnesota Daily
11/12/2014
State prepares for shortage of doctors

The United States will be squeezed for caregivers as many physicians approach the age of retirement, according to Minnesota Needs Doctors, a coalition of teaching hospitals across the state, which includes the University of Minnesota. The group projects a national shortage of about 90,000 doctors within the next decade, and Minnesota will be left with about 2,000 physician openings.

Minnesota Daily
12/01/2014
U and Tufts team up, trek the globe to prevent pandemics

Pandemics are always a threat, but sometimes their reality doesn't sink in until there is a new outbreak. This year's Ebola crisis, the virus's largest outbreak ever, is just the latest example. But now, an interdisciplinary team of medical professionals from the University of Minnesota and Tufts University is hoping to address infectious disease outbreaks both before and after they have begun.

Minnesota Daily
11/19/2014
Motion to ban e-cigs in public spaces pushes forward

Minneapolis is inching closer to banning electronic cigarettes from indoor public spaces and workplaces. Dozens of the city's residents, business owners and medical professions gathered Monday to defend and protest e-cigarettes in a public hearing for the Minneapolis Clean Indoor Air Act Ordinance Amendment.

Minnesota Daily
12/09/2014
Calorie info gets spotlight

When a Cold Stone Creamery customer orders the "Gotta Have It" size of a PB&C shake, they're handed nearly 2,000 calories in a cup - about the suggested daily nutritional intake for a woman. But the calorie count isn't listed on Cold Stone's in-store menu. That will soon change, as the U.S.