Media & Journalism Experience


Capital News Service

Data/Graphics Bureau // August 2020 - present




Howard Center for Investigative Journalism

Data Reporter and Graphics Designer // June 2020 - August 2020

Summer reporting project on nationwide eviction trends during COVID-19 pandemic. Built Python scrapers to retrieve court records from county websites, analyzed data to produce trend memos for reporting team and designed accompanying infographics. Laid out all stories from summer package.



It's Pretty OK

Co-host, Podcast Producer, Web Editor // February 2016 - present

Founded and co-host a podcast about millennial life, with 238 episodes posted to date. Built a Squarespace website to house our podcast feed as well as articles on food, music and more. Responsible for editing web content from our contributors and mixing/editing each podcast episode in Adobe Audition before it is released.



WTJU-FM

On-Air Host, "Straight from the Crate" // January 2017-July 2019

Volunteer host of biweekly late-night radio show on Charlottesville's free-form radio station. Selected music, digitized playlists, read on-air PSAs.



WWL-TV

Digital Producer, High School Sports // August 2014 - December 2014

Ran a standalone high school sports website for a TV station in New Orleans. Published over 200 web articles, recruited a user-generated content network from local high schools and assisted in the production of the station's weekly prep football show. Temporarily filled in on the station's web desk, writing local interest stories for the station's website and cutting video from the morning show.



Wahoo Wire

Editor-in-chief, Copy Editor, Columnist // August 2010 - May 2014

Oversaw staff of 10-15 writers covering University of Virginia and national sports for student-run sports website. Coordinated staff coverage, edited all site content and ran social media accounts. Wrote game reports and columns on U.Va. and national sports. Published over 60 pieces on website.



The Cavalier Daily

Sports Columnist // August 2012 - April 2014

Wrote bi-weekly sports column for U.Va. student newspaper and website. Over 30 columns published on site and in print.



Work published in:

Capital News Service/Associated Press, C-Ville Magazine (Charlottesville, Va.), The Diamondback (College Park, Md.), Greenbelt News Review (Greenbelt, Md.), Source of the Spring (Silver Spring, Md.)



 Other Professional Experience


Merkle Inc.

Senior Specialist, Media Services // 2015 - 2019

Managed digital advertising campaigns for retail, financial, and education clients. Contributed to 2016-2019 Digital Bowl reports, analyzing digital efforts of Super Bowl advertisers. Covered industry developments for Merkle’s Digital Marketing Channels blog. Assisted in training of new employees.



Gannett

Editorial Consultant, UpCurrent // August 2014 - April 2015

Produced editorial content for a mobile trivia game based on news and current events, publishing six quizzes per day in a custom content management system. Ran Facebook and Twitter accounts for the project.



Gannett

Summer In-Residence Fellow // June 2014 - July 2014

Interned with a group of college students and recent graduates, developing new millennial-focused products. Developed a mobile news trivia game that was selected for further development after the end of the program.



 Education

  • University of Maryland: M.J., Multiplatform Journalism, December 2020 (expected)
    • Relevant coursework: Data Journalism, Interactive Development & Design, Applied Entrepreneurial Journalism, Computational Journalism (current), Motion Graphics (current)
  • University of Virginia: B.A., Economics, Minor in Computer Science, May 2014


 Skills

Audio recording and editing (Adobe Audition, Audacity); CMS experience: Squarespace, Wordpress; data analysis (Excel, Google Analytics, R, SQL); podcasting (hosting and editing); promotion and advertising (organic social media accounts, Facebook Business Manager, Google Ads, Google Display & Video 360, Twitter Ads); translating data for non-technical audiences; web design and development (Bootstrap, CSS3, some C3, Datawrapper, Flourish, HTML5, some JavaScript, some Python); writing and editing (AP Style, blogging, copy editing, news writing)