KUOW Public Radio | Seattle, WA | January 2020 — January 2022
• Pitch and report original stories for kuow.org.
• Edit and publish stories filed by reporters for kuow.org.
• Write SEO friendly headlines and deks.
• Manage the KUOW Twitter account, driving traffic to stories on kuow.org.
EMERGING JOURNALIST FELLOW
Cascade Public Media | Seattle, WA | January 2019 — December 2019
- Pitch and report original stories covering K-12 education in Seattle and Washington state for crosscut.com and kcts9.org.
- Balance a range of weekly enterprise pieces, daily stories, and long-term investigations.
- Help write SEO friendly headlines and deks, and produce story pages in the CMS.
SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM REPORTING INTERN
YES! Magazine | Seattle, WA | August 2018 – January 2019
- Pitch and report stories that investigate and explain solutions that address core problems at the intersections of social justice, economic equity, civil liberties, and health and wellness.
- Format and upload stories for the web, using SEO to increase page views and boost content engagement.
WLWT-TV | Cincinnati, OH | June 2017 – July 2018
- Floor directed live newscasts and managed the studio floor.
- Assisted assignment editors, digital editors, and producers with newsgathering and writing.
The Cincinnati Herald | Cincinnati, OH | February – October 2017
- Covered news relevant to black community issues and interests, including the second murder trial of former University of Cincinnati Police officer Ray Tensing with front-page articles, live tweets, video streaming, and breaking news updates on social media.
- Helped develop and implement strategies to increase the paper’s digital and social media presence.
Ohio SPJ Awards
I won awards in 2018 and 2019 in the Best Criminal Justice and Best Investigative Reporting categories, respectively.
Cincinnati SPJ Awards
I was a finalist in the 2019 Best Education Story category.
FIRE Diversity Fellowship
I was awarded a grant by the Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors (FIRE) Virtual Newsroom, a fiscally sponsored project of IRE, to attend a training workshop for investigative reporters.
Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation Scholarship
I was awarded this merit-based undergraduate scholarship for students majoring in fields related to communications and the arts.
University of Cincinnati Journalism Honors Seminar
I was one of thirteen students chosen to study abroad in Havana, Cuba during the spring 2017 semester.
Breaking News Reporting
Research & Fact-Checking
Adobe Creative Cloud
BA, Honors – Journalism
Academic Minor – Spanish
University of Cincinnati
2014 – 2017