Missouri School of Journalism
2013-2015 | GPA: 4.0
M.A. in Journalism with an emphasis in Strategic Communication
2009-2013 | GPA: 4.0
B.A. in Journalism and English with minor in Spanish
Writer | Young & Laramore
Work with and learn from people much smarter than me. Concept and write campaigns and content for brands including Speedway, Louisville Slugger, the YMCA, Brizo luxury faucets and KraftMaid Cabinetry.
Writer | Pivot Marketing
August 2015-December 2016
Wrote print and web copy, scripts, and articles. Prepared media kits, content calendars, and creative briefs. Developed media relationships, pitched stories, and managed social media channels for my clients at this small-but-mighty agency in Indy.
Editorial Intern | Influence & Co.
February 2015-May 2015
Edited copy. Lots and lots of copy. Ghostwrote pieces for Entrepreneur, Yahoo, Techli, and other outlets. Became first intern in company history to pass editor training at one of the nation's leading content marketing agencies.
Graduate Teaching Assistant | University of Missouri
August 2013-May 2015
Graded 25-50 papers per week about everything from tractors to artificial insemination. Yep, even that.
Assistant to the Director of Scholars | Governor's Scholars Program
Managed staff of 19 and led five-week seminar during
nerd camp residential summer program. Loaded 300 high schoolers onto buses in downtown Louisville without leaving anybody behind.
Corporate Comm. Intern | Citizens Commerce National Bank
January 2009-December 2013 (seasonal)
Translated financial jargon into plain language. Edited president's quarterly report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Learned that "Roth IRA" is not an '80s metal band.
Student Correspondent | Asbury University Journalism Dept.
Worked with Student Emmy-winning team to report from London on the 2012 Olympics for LEX-18, a local NBC affiliate.
Perfected Practiced British accent.
Graphics Editor | The Asbury Collegian
August 2011-May 2012
Pulled a lot of all-nighters. Served on four-person team for the newspaper’s international-award-winning transition from broadsheet to tabloid format.
Kappa Tau Alpha
Graduated in the top 10 percent of my class. Inducted into nation's seventh-oldest honor society at the world's oldest journalism school.
Asbury University English Department
2012-2013 Departmental Award – Recognized as top student in English department.
Asbury University Journalism Department
2011-2012 Departmental Award – Recognized as top student in Journalism department.
Society for News Design and University of Missouri College News Design Contest
2012 Editorial Page Design, Second Place; Newspaper Redesign, Third Place; Infographics Portfolio, Honorable Mention
College Media Association
Presented workshops at the College Media Association’s Chicago 2012 and New York City 2013 National College Media Conventions.
Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals
2012 Platinum Marcom Awards for Special Edition Magazine and Internal Magazine categories
National Merit Scholarship Competition
2009 National Merit Finalist