Résumé

For my full résumé, check out my LinkedIn.

RECENT EXPERIENCE 

The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC
Enterprise reporter (March 2015 – present): covering 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 • reporting regularly and breaking news on K-12 schools and higher education • contributed to the newspaper’s Pulitzer Prize-finalist coverage of the 2015 shooting death of Walter Scott

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, 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

SKILLS 

Investigative reporting, feature writing, breaking news, spreadsheet analysis, video editing, content management systems, blogging, social media

 

AWARDS 

1st place South Carolina Press Association Award (2016) for lifestyle feature writing; 2nd place SCPA Award (2016) for education reporting; 2nd place SCPA Award (2016) for short story; 1st place SCPA Award (2015) for short story; 1st place Association of Alternative Newsmedia Award (2015) in public service journalism; Sigma Delta Chi Award (2014) in public service journalism; Scripps Howard Award finalist (2014) in community journalism; 1st place AAN Award (2014) in economic inequality reporting; 1st place Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 Award (2014) in government and political reporting; 2nd place SPJ Region 10 Award (2014) in environment and science reporting; John Jay College of Criminal Justice Langeloth Reporting Fellowship (2013); 1st place SPJ NorCal Award (2013) in breaking news reporting; 2nd place SPJ Ohio Award (2013) in social issues reporting; Sigma Delta Chi Award (2012) in non-deadline online reporting; 1st place Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Award (2012) in enterprise reporting

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