Lumberjack Spotlight: Austin Young

A look behind the lens at the guy who is always snapping those #NAUtiful shots for Team Social.

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Mesa, AZ

Blue or gold?

Gold all the way.

Flagstaff summer or winter?


Do you prefer the spring or fall?


When did you come to NAU & why?

2015 because Northern Arizona is beautiful and diverse.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

North quad during the fall

Where’s the best place in Flagstaff to grab a bite to eat?

Chopstix pho

What is your favorite picture you have taken on campus?

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What is your favorite picture on your phone?

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What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Not left, not right, but forward.

What is one tip every Lumberjack should know?

Take your personal health seriously and make it a priority.

What do you want the NAU community to know about your department/class?

NAU Social is one of the most wonderful things I have ever experienced. We get to be at the forefront of almost everything that goes on on campus to cover it. It’s a great way to be involved at NAU.

What is something students might not know about you?

I’m a total geek. I love to get into the lore surrounding cinema, tv shows, comics, and video games. I love to watch movies, I like reading about the history of things, and I can play a good video game for hours.

What is your favorite NAU tradition?

Homecoming Week

Describe your typical day on campus.

Working on stuff in a comfortable place like my office, going out to various happenings in Flagstaff, and taking photos.

On the weekends, where can we expect to find you?

Going out whether around town or in nature.

What is your hidden talent?

I love to write poetry and connecting rhymes.

I would listen to these songs on repeat:

Anything by The Beatles

What is your dream vacation?

Traveling through the Philippines which is where I get most of my heritage from.

Something I can’t live without…

A camera. I really love taking photos.

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