RESUME

RESUME

EXPERIENCE

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Northeastern University
Oct. 2018 – present

  • Grades undergraduate papers for a class called Understanding Today's News.

Photographer, Northeastern University
Oct. 2018 – present

  • Takes photos of people and interviews them for a visual research project on Boston’s Mission Hill neighborhood.

Research Assistant, University of Kentucky
Aug. 2018 – present

  • Created a content analysis tracking newsrooms’ use of user-generated content.

  • Conducting research interviews about collaborative journalism with newspaper editors.

Night Reporter, The Herald-Dispatch
Aug. 2017 – March 2018

  • Reported on police, crime and spot news, as well as some enterprise news and features.

  • Began developing sources in Appalachia for stories about opioid crisis.

Intern, The Interior Journal
May 2017 – July 2017

  • Reported on enterprise, general news and features with an emphasis on education and health care, including the opioid crisis.

  • Took photos for general news and feature assignments, including galleries of major local events.

Staff Photographer, The Kentucky Kernel
April 2015 – April 2017

  • Took photos for news, features and sports assignments.

Enterprise Intern, The Herald-Leader
Jan. 2016 – May 2016

  • Developed enterprise story ideas and created multimedia content.

Copy Chief, The Kentucky Kernel
Dec. 2015
May 2016

  • Corrected spelling, grammar, punctuation and AP-style errors.

  • Reported on the bombings in Brussels, Belgium, and a few other enterprise stories.

Intern, The Herald-Dispatch
Dec. 2015
Jan. 2016

  • Reported on general news and politics, including the beginning of West Virginia’s gubernatorial campaign.

News Editor, The Kentucky Kernel
April 2015
Nov. 2015

  • Reported often, including an award-winning breaking news story about the terrorist attacks in Paris, France, while supervising a staff of about two dozen student reporters.

  • Managed all of the news content for the publication, including enterprise stories, previews, event coverage and breaking news.

EDUCATION

Northeastern University, M.A. in Media Innovation
Expected graduation May 2020

  • Focusing major projects on problems and solutions surrounding the opioid crisis.

  • Recipient of the College of Arts, Media and Design Graduate Student Scholarship.

University of Kentucky, B.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism, 3.96 GPA
Graduated May 2017

  • To become a knowledge-based journalist, used minor studies in sociology to focus on storytelling interests including race and ethnic relations, health care, and education in low-income communities.

  • Recipient of UK’s Academic Excellence Scholarship, the College of Communication and Information’s Endowed Scholarship and the School of Journalism and Media’s Maria Braden Endowed Scholarship in 2016-17.

  • Recipient of UK’s Kentucky Tradition Scholarship in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years.

  • Five-time recipient of the College of Communication and Information’s Certificate of Academic Excellence.

AWARDS

  • First place for Best Breaking News Coverage (Student Publications Class 2) at News Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers 2016.

  • First place for Best General News Picture (Student Publications Class 2) at News Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers 2016.

  • Third place for Best Feature Story (Weekly Publications Class 1) at News Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers 2017.

  • The Kentucky Kernel’s 2015-16 staff won the Associated Collegiate Press’ coveted Newspaper Pacemaker, widely considered the Pulitzer Prizes of student journalism.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Working-level proficiency of the French language.

  • Professional knowledge of SLR and virtual-reality cameras.

  • Professional knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Photo Mechanic, QuarkXPress and NewsEditPro.

REFERENCES

References are available upon request.