Below is a spattering of my past run-ins with employment. Contact me via email if you think I can contribute to your business or publication in any way.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor of News-Editorial Journalism, graduated with honors May 2013
The Daily News-Record June 2014 – August 2015
Full-time features reporter for the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Va. The position involved seeking out potential stories, finding sources and completing 4-5 articles a week with little oversight. Topics covered ranged from food features for the Flavor section, news features about how locals use websites like Airbnb and long-form human interest stories for the Weekend section about anything from the tiny house movement to a man with a 400-piece taxidermy collection.
U of I College of Veterinary Medicine January 2013 – May 2014
Marketing and content creation for the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Tasks included writing articles for the quarterly journal, promoting events, contacting local media, writing press releases, creating posters and videos and taking portraits of staff and patients.
Noshfolio.com June 2012 – May 2014
Writing and marketing for Noshfolio.com, an online startup that helps users discover independent restaurants in Champaign-Urbana, Ill. Tasks included writing stories, creating videos, updating social media, managing the events page, writing press releases, interviewing restaurant owners, developing marketing materials and planning for future scaling operations.
Smile Politely Magazine May 2013 – May 2014
Writing articles and taking photos for the culture section of Smile Politely, a Champaign-based online publication, on topics ranging from the local steampunk scene to 3D printers.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers June 2011 – January 2012
Conducting research on forestry, ecosystems and NGOs for the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) in Champaign, Ill. Tasks included editing the writing of my boss who has worked for the Army Corps for more than 10 years.
Digital Photography and Video – Adobe Software – Copywriting – Creative Writing – Social Media Marketing – Bartending – Scientific Research – Food Service