Health and Science Reporter, Medill News Service, Chicago, IL.
March 2014-June 2014
Covered the Research Frontiers beat on future innovations in health and science
Featured enterprise and breaking news stories in a newsroom environment, including “Artificial retina implant offers ‘second sight,’” “Chicago City Council bans plastic bags effective 2015” and “Right on Cue: Cued speech helps deaf children improve communications”
Intern, VivaTysons: McLean, VA.
June 2012-August 2012
Wrote articles for the local magazine including “The Natural Bedroom Comes to Tysons” and “Merrifield’s Angelika Film Center Sets the Standard for Movie Theaters”
Maintained and monitored subscriber lists and databases with client demographic information
Worked in the editing process and gained valuable interviewing skills for articles
Dormify Style Advisor, Dormify.com.
June 2012- May 2013
Wrote blog posts for the company, including “How-To: Survive College Move-In,” “Must Haves for Your Walls,” “DIY Greek Gifts”
Tutor, CNU Writing Center, Newport News, Virginia.
September 2012 to May 2013
Helped students who needed assistance in their writing skills by reviewing their papers, recommending changes, and brainstorming creative ideas
Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity
June 2012 to December 2012
Oversaw all aspects of chapter operations including presiding over chapter and executive committee meetings, abiding by national policies, and promoting chapter programming
Vice President I, Coordinator of Committees
January 2012 to June 2012
Delegated tasks to 18 members of the Programming Committee for philanthropic, social and membership enrichment activities
Coordinated the calendar and ensured that events were safe and beneficial to those participating, and based on Zeta Tau Alpha’s national philanthropy: Breast Cancer Research, Education and Awareness
Acquired basic skills in Audition, Premier, Photoshop and InDesign
Web-produced using Medill Content Management System by publishing stories, emailing clients and inputting data
The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
Master of Science Candidate, December 2014
Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA.
2009 - 2013
Bachelor of Arts in English, concentration in Writing, Minor in Leadership Studies, May 2013
Cumulative GPA: 3.48/4.0