Resume

Education

Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University | Evanston, IL

  • M.S. in Journalism with a concentration in Public Affairs Reporting
  • Recipient of a Paul Hogan Northwestern Editorial Scholarship

University of Colorado Denver

  • B.A. International Studies

Scuola Lorenzo de’Medici | Florence, Italy

Professional Experience

KMUW 89.1 | Wichita, KS
Digital News Editor/Reporter (5/15-Present)

  • Edit and publish reporters’ on-air stories to KMUW.org with SEO-friendly headlines, and create additional assets for web stories, including photos, graphics and videos
  • Manage station Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat accounts; track social and web traffic using Facebook Insights, Twitter Analytics, Google Analytics and ChartBeat
  • Produce local spot and feature-length news content for broadcast and the web

The Dickinson Press | Dickinson, ND
Multimedia Editor (2/15-5/15)

  • Managed TheDickinsonPress.com, including posting completed stories with photos and videos, writing SEO headlines and sharing stories on Facebook and Twitter
  • Created original content for the web, including videos, weekly ICYMI News roundups and #TBT posts from the paper’s archives

General Assignment Reporter (4/14-2/15)

  • Reported on issues related to crime, health, politics, education and demographics in the Bakken oil region for 7,200-circulation daily in western North Dakota

NPR | Washington, DC
Diversity Intern (9/13-10/14)

  • Supported Office of Diversity in its goal to make public radio “look and sound like America”
  • Searched for, vetted and contacted sources nationwide for the Source of the Week Tumblr, which introduces new and diverse experts to public radio reporters and producers
  • Managed Source of the Week Twitter to highlight work by our featured experts and stories related to issues of diversity
  • Produced articles on race and ethnicity for the Code Switch blog

Agence France-Presse | Washington, DC
Multimedia Intern (6/13-8/13)

  • Edited and packaged text, photos and videos for global clients with speed, accuracy and editorial judgment

Medill News Service | Chicago, IL, and Washington, DC, Bureaus
Immigration and Demographics Reporter (9/12-6/13)

WorldDenver | Denver, CO
Social Media Volunteer (10/11-6/12)

  • Publicized Denver World Affairs Council events via email and Facebook to increase member engagement and attendance
  • Interviewed guest speakers and provided content for the WorldDenver blog and Facebook page

Teach and Learn with Georgia | Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
English Teacher (1/11-6/11)

  • Planned and conducted creative lessons alongside local teachers for students ages 6-20 in rural school
  • Started student pen-pal program with American middle school
  • Lived with Georgian family and learned about Georgian language and culture

American Association for Palestinian Equal Rights | Washington, DC
Research/Administrative Intern (6/10-8/10)

  • Organized extensive congressional voting record database for pro-Palestinian lobby
  • Recruited and coordinated 100+ volunteers via phone and email to meet with and educate members of Congress on issue of Palestinian/Israeli conflict

Skills

  • Adobe Premiere, Audition and Photoshop
  • HTML, CSS
  • Social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Storify, Snapchat) and scheduling/analytics (TweetDeck, Hootsuite)
  • Intermediate Italian, beginner French, Spanish and Georgian