University of Maryland, Philip Merrill College of Journalism,
College Park, Md. Major in Journalism, Minor in Astronomy, University Honors Program. GPA: 3.96 B.A. received May 2014.Transom Story Workshop,
Woods Hole, Mass. Fall 2012. Trained for eight weeks at this intensive documentary radio workshop learning audio storytelling and production. Created pieces that aired on public radio stations like WCAI on Cape Cod, WAMC Northeast Public Radio and KUT Austin.
Reporter, WMUK (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
-As the station's business reporter, I produce weekly, documentary-style feature stories on business in Southwest Michigan. I also produce spot news and Q & A's as required, as well as filling in on morning and evening newscasts.
-I'm also one of the hosts of WMUK's weekend arts and culture show, "Arts & More." I produce one to two feature stories per week for the show, as well as anchoring our Saturday broadcast.
Editorial Fellow, City Pages (Minneapolis, Minn.)
-Write documentary-style, 4,000 to 5,000-word cover stories every five weeks for the print version of this alt-weekly newspaper for the Twin Cities. Stories range in topics, from a profile of an embattled bear researcher to an investigative piece looking into Wall Street’s takeover of Minnesota’s rental housing market.
-Write five blog posts per week for the paper’s news blog The Blotter, using text, graphics, video and photos to produce stories about issues from crime, business, science and any other assignments. June 2013 – November 2013.
, Center for Responsive Politics
-Wrote 2-3 investigative blog posts every week for this outlet covering campaign finance and lobbying.
-While the stories were political, they mostly focused on the intersection of policy and technology. For example, stories about net neutrality and the revolving door between Comcast and the FCC were later picked up by Salon, Gizmodo and Vice’s Motherboard. January 2013 – May 2013.
Reporter, Capital News Service (Washington, D.C.)
-Covered energy, the environment and technology for this Maryland-based newswire. Created data-driven, multimedia stories, using tools like Google Fusion Maps and graphics to produce in-depth pieces explaining complex issues like agricultural regulations, pollution and the future of Maryland’s coal industry.
-Stories regularly appeared in newspapers in Maryland and across the country, including the Miami Herald, Charlotte Observer and Sacramento Bee. August 2013 - December 2013.
Summer Reporter/Host, KFSK-FM (Petersburg, Alaska)
-Worked as general assignment reporter for this Alaska station. Produced 3-4 stories per week, primarily covering government policy and the environment. Stories aired statewide on the Alaska Public Radio Network.
-Also served as anchor for the station's daily Morning Edition program, producing multiple newscasts for the station five days per week. May 2013 – August 2013.
Hindenburg, Adobe Audition, ProToolsPrint/Design:
Adobe InDesign, Adobe PhotoshopPhoto/Video:
FinalCut Pro, SoundslidesWeb:
Extensive experience with HTML, CSS, Wordpress, and data visualization tools such as Google Intensity Maps.