Education:

University of Missouri- Columbia, MO

Graduated Magna Cum Laude, May 2016

  • Major: Journalism, Convergence Sequence with an emphasis in Emerging Media
  • Minor: Business

Journalism experience:

Project and Outreach Intern at the Student Press Law Center

  • Plan and strategize for projects promoting student press rights
  • Blog daily at TheActiveVoice.tumblr.com
  • Design posters, tshirts, shareable social media posts and miscellaneous projects

Assistant Director of Community Outreach at the Columbia Missourian, May-present

(Member of the Community Outreach Team January-May 2015)

  • Supervise the 5-person Community Outreach Team, which runs our From Readers Section by soliciting UGC
  • Create posts for the Missourian’s many social media accounts including Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook
  • Analyze data to determine which stories are being read most or longest, determining how readers where referred to our content etc.
  • Perform miscellaneous tasks like giving tours of the newsroom and helping cover breaking news

General Assignment Reporter at KBIA, Fall 2014

  • Report, edit and voice day turn and feature stories for this NPR member station

Graphics Reporter at the Columbia Missourian, Fall 2014

  • Create information graphics for the web and print using Adobe Illustrator, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and the JavaScript Library D3

Recipient of Mark Twain Scholarship, University of Missouri, 2012-present

Professional experience:

Peer Advisor, Women’s Leadership FIG, August 2013- May 2014

  • Created and taught lessons designed to promote academic success, get students acclimated to college and teach professionalism and leadership skills
  • Created and evaluated assignments that forced students to use resources on campus, apply skills and lessons taught in class, and critically think about issues like feminism
  • Planned and orchestrated events in the hall and ensured resident safety by enforcing Residential Life policies. Created a strong-knit community with high standards of social and academic success

Convergence Equipment Lab, August 2014-present

  • Checked equipment in and out, monitored the quality and damage to all equipment

Summer Welcome Desk Attendant, June 2014- August 2014

  • Conducted administrative work for the Summer Welcome Program, ensured safety of hall residents, checked residents in and out of the building

Volunteer and leadership experience:

President of the Mizzou chapter of the American Association of University Women, Winter 2014-present

  • Member, 2012-present

Mizzou Alternative Break site leader volunteering in an after-school program and an orphan relief center, Spring 2014- Spring 2015

  • MAB member Spring 2014

Skills:

  • Adobe Audition, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Chartbeat, CSS, D3 library, Final Cut Pro X, Google Analytics, HTML, HTML5
  • Breaking news coverage, copy-editing, editing, design, information graphics, interviewing, management, pitching stories, research, script-writing, social media, teamwork, writing for the web