EdSurge, Washington, D.C. (Remote)
K-12 Reporter: Report and write about the future of learning for an audience of educators, entrepreneurs and investors. Cover breaking news, publish longer feature articles and occasionally record and produce episodes for the EdSurge weekly podcast, focusing especially on privacy and security issues. (Sept. 2018 to present)
EdScoop, Washington, D.C.
Technology Editor: Reported and wrote about educational technology, with attention to long-term and in-depth reporting projects. Managed all freelance reporters, contributing writers and interns. Produced and published two digital newsletters per week and a themed editorial package every month. (May to Aug. 2018)
Staff Reporter: Reported and wrote about the influence of technology in K-12 and higher education, with stories about computer science education, open educational resources, data analytics, and state and federal education policy, for an audience of school technology directors and higher ed CIOs. (May 2017 to April 2018)
Inside Higher Ed, Washington, D.C.
Reporting Intern: Reported breaking news and enterprise stories for an audience of higher education decision-makers, focusing primarily on stories about technology and digital learning in the classroom. (Jan. 2017 – May 2017)
The Huffington Post, Washington, D.C.
Politics Intern: Pitched and wrote stories daily, including coverage of breaking news, policy issues and national, state and local campaigns for immediate publication online. Worked alongside reporters and editors in the bureau, assisting with research and data-driven projects. (Sept. – Dec. 2016)
The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio
Metro Desk Intern: Pitched, reported and wrote breaking news, features and enterprise stories, accumulating more than 60 clips in 16 weeks. Stories ranged from science, medicine and health to education, city council, courts and cops. Over half of stories published on front page or metro cover. (May – Sept. 2016)
The Miami Student, Oxford, Ohio
Managing Editor: Collaborated with staff on story ideas and deadlines; edited all content before publication; wrote in-depth and breaking news stories, including infractions in the Greek system and a secret presidential search. Under my leadership, The Student won best college newspaper in Ohio. (April 2015 – March 2016)
News Editor: Assigned, edited and managed stories for 40+ news reporters. (May 2014 – April 2015)
Senior Staff Writer: Wrote weekly articles about academics, diversity and student life. (Oct. 2013 – May 2014)
U.S. Agency for International Development
Virtual Student Foreign Service eIntern: Managed WordPress site for USAID book club. (May 2015 – March 2017)
Africa Center for Strategic Studies, Washington, D.C.
Media Intern: Proofread all content, analyzed social media strategies and covered events in the area; created media list of 200+ Africa correspondents; redesigned agency website using Wix.com. (May – July 2015)
South Africa YMCA, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Blogger: Maintained a WordPress site during a summer volunteering in South Africa and Lesotho, delving into issues of poverty, racial inequality, cultural divides and economic disparity. (May – Aug. 2014)
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, Class of 2016
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and International Studies
Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude
AP Style, CMS, SEO, editing, FOIA requests, web analytics, DSLRs, Audacity, iMovie, Google Drive, social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat)
Organized, meticulous, tenacious, graceful under pressure, self-sufficient, team player, versatile, high standards for quality, adaptable, problem solver
HONORS AND AWARDS
Finalist: ASBPE’s 2017 Azbee Award of Excellence — Enterprise News Story (March 2018)
Finalist: ASBPE’s 2017 Azbee Award of Excellence — Web Microsite/Special Section (March 2018)
Recipient: Michael Kelly Prize, awarded to a senior at Miami University who exemplifies ethical decision-making and professionalism in journalism (May 2016)
Education Writers Association
Society of Professional Journalists