Résumé

For my full résumé, check out my LinkedIn.

RECENT EXPERIENCE 

The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC
Enterprise reporter (March 2015 – April 2018): covered major local and state news, including the Emanuel AME Church massacre, the Confederate flag’s removal from Statehouse grounds and South Carolina’s historic floods • reported and regularly broke news on K-12 schools and higher education issues • contributed to the newspaper’s Pulitzer Prize-finalist coverage of the 2015 fatal shooting of unarmed black motorist Walter Scott • honored as a 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature writing for a series on the unjust execution of 14-year-old George Stinney Jr.

The Pacific Northwest Inlander, Spokane, WA 
Staff writer (May 2013 – February 2015): pitched and wrote long-form cover stories, news articles and blog posts for the Inland Northwest’s only alternative weekly • covered social issues and state politics • contributed to arts and culture coverage and cover packages • reported and wrote for a national award-winning series on Washington’s failing mental health system • stories on mass shooting survivors and Bigfoot believers featured on Longform.org

Mother Jones, San Francisco, CA 
Editorial fellow (June 2012 – April 2013): fact-checked long-form, investigative features • wrote dozens of stories and posts for the website’s environment, culture and politics blogs • researched, compiled and fact-checked more than 600 data points for an award-winning interactive investigation on mass shootings • wrote book reviews, pitched box ideas and researched sidebars for the magazine

The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH 
Statehouse News Bureau fellow (January – March 2012): wrote daily news and feature stories for the public affairs and city desks • covered state politics, county government, local courts and higher education • planned, reported and wrote for an award-winning enterprise package on the rise of prescription drug abuse in Ohio, including a long-form narrative about the death of a high school student by drug overdose

NPR, Washington, DC 
Executive producer, Intern Edition (September – December 2011): oversaw the entire production and managed the 40-person staff of the multimedia newsmagazine show and daily blog • determined brand identity • devised and executed editorial vision • nurtured creative and diplomatic collaboration among interns • enforced ethics and production standards • assumed auxiliary responsibilities as needed, including audio editing, website coding and event planning • reported and produced an original multimedia story for broadcast in the premiere show

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Washington, DC 
American Society of Magazine Editors editorial intern (June – August 2011): wrote front-of-book stories for the magazine • produced and edited a 10-video web series for the annual “Best Cities” package • fact-checked, copyedited and regularly pitched stories for print and online

Ology Magazine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Founder and editor-in-chief (September 2009 – June 2011): conceived the vision, format and formula for the magazine • recruited staff  • spearheaded grassroots fundraising campaign for start-up capital and raised upwards of $3,000 • supervised full-scale production, including budgeting, assigning, pagination, publication and distribution of two 44-page, full-color issues • coached novice writers in story development • wrote features, columns, headlines, decks and teasers, and copyedited all layouts

EDUCATION 

The Ohio State University 
Columbus, OH
B.A. with Honors in English
Graduated June 2012
GPA: 3.96/4.0

Minnesota Studies in International Development 
Jaipur, India
Economic development and Hindi
August – December 2010

SELECTED AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature writing, 2019 • 1st place South Carolina Press Association Award for digital project, 2018 • 1st place South Carolina Press Association Award for profile writing, 2017 • 1st place South Carolina Press Association Award for lifestyle feature writing, 2017 • 1st place South Carolina Press Association Award for lifestyle feature writing, 2016 • 1st place South Carolina Press Association Award for short story, 2015 • 1st place Association of Alternative Newsmedia Award in public service journalism, 2015 • 1st place Association of Alternative Newsmedia Award in economic inequality reporting, 2014 • Sigma Delta Chi Award in public service journalism, 2014 • Scripps Howard Award finalist in community journalism, 2014 • 1st place Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 Award in government and political reporting, 2014 • John Jay College of Criminal Justice Langeloth Reporting Fellowship, 2013 • 1st place Society of Professional Journalists NorCal Award in breaking news reporting, 2013 • Sigma Delta Chi Award in non-deadline online reporting, 2012 • 1st place Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Award in enterprise reporting, 2012

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