Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

The University of Alabama                                                                     2012-2013

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Masters Degree in Communications with a focus on community journalism

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama                                                                                                  2008- present

History & Spanish Major

Earned 3.87 GPA

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Centro Universitario Marista

Salamanca, Spain                                                                                                2010

Earned 4.0 GPA

John Carroll Catholic High School

Birmingham, Alabama                                                                                            2004-2008

Earned 4.14 GPA

AWARDS

First Place, Michael E. DeBakey Awards for Journalism                2016

& Media Excellence, Foundation for Biomedical Research             

 

First Place, Best Sports Feature,                                                              2014

Alabama APME Newspaper Awards

 

First Place, Best Non-Deadline Reporting,                                            2014

Alabama APME Newspaper Awards

 

First place, Best news feature story coverage,                                    2014

Alabama Press Association Better Newspaper Contest

 

Honorable mention, video or multimedia project:                            2013

The Society for News Design’s 25th Annual College

News Design Contest

 

Third place best graduate student paper,                                             2013

American Journalism Historians Association

Southeast Symposium

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 

            Graduate Teaching Assistant                                                       2012-2013

                        Assistant to the University of Alabama Department of Journalism Chair

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Pure Barre Auburn                                                                                2016

Auburn, Alabama

Social media strategist: Created curated content designed to increase retail revenue and class attendance. Developed targeted paid and organic ad campaigns semi-monthly; developed a social media calendar targeting multi social media platforms based on each platform’s individual analytics.

The Opelika-Auburn News                                                                  2013 — 2016

Auburn, Alabama

Lee County and features reporter: Pitched, reported, wrote and edited 10 to 15 stories per week, in addition to maintaining a strong social media presence and shooting photographic art for stories.

 

The Anniston Star                                                                                  2013

Anniston, Alabama

Faith, life and arts reporter: Responsible for pitching, covering and photographing culture, religion and events in the Calhoun and Cleburne County areas.