Resume

WORK EXPERIENCE

Fact Check Intern, USA Today | June – Dec. 2020

  • Reported detailed debunks of viral political and Covid-19 misinformation for inaugural team
  • Wrote 1-3 heavily-reported fact check stories a day
  • Assisted with 2020 presidential and vice-presidential debate, election coverage

Metro Intern, Chicago Sun-Times | Jan. – March 2020

  • Reported news and feature stories on local businesses and events, first weeks of Covid-19 pandemic
  • Three front-page bylines

Print Managing Editor, The DePaulia | June 2020 – Present

  • Manage team of editors and reporters, run newsroom amid Covid-19 pandemic and head all investigative projects for weekly publication of award-winning paper
  • Produce weekly newsletter highlighting top stories for growing audience of 1600+ subscribers
  • Line edit all stories before publication, report news and design pages where needed

Production Assistant, WTTW-TV “Chicago Tonight” and NBC 5 Chicago | March – Dec. 2020

  • Worked alongside NBC 5 Political Reporter/Producer duo Carol Marin & Don Moseley through DePaul’s competitive Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence
  • Reported on Washington, IL and its response to the pandemic (WTTW)
  • Assisted with research/questions for 2020 U.S. Senate debate (NBC 5). One of five students to stand in as a candidate during the debate rehearsal.

News Editor, The DePaulia | March 2020 – June 2020

  • Broke most coronavirus-related campus news, pitched news ideas to staff reporters and made preliminary line and copy edits on all news stories
  • Previous positions: Arts & Life Editor, Focus Editor (center spread) and Copy Editor. On staff since Sept. 2018.

Freelance Reporter | Aug. 2018 – Present

  • Published in Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Suburban Life and three other suburban papers
  • Proven experience meeting daily deadlines, working independently, coming up with enterprise story ideas and working with editors, both on-site and in remote settings

Other related positions:

  • Editorial Intern, Green Building & Design Magazine/Sixtysix Magazine (Jan. 2019-April 2019)
  • Social Media Coordinator for Music Together of Oak Brook Elmhurst (Aug. 2018-Present)
  • Columnist at the Daily Iowan, Iowa City, IA (Aug. 2017-May 2018)
  • Editor-in-Chief of the York-hi, York High School’s student newspaper (Aug. 2016-Aug. 2017)

EDUCATION

DePaul University, Chicago, IL  2018-2021. Bachelor of Arts,  Journalism. Minor, American Politics. GPA: 3.8

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA  2017-2018. Bachelor of Arts, Journalism & Mass Communications

York Community High School, Elmhurst, IL — High School Diploma, 2013-2017

AWARDS/SOCIETIES

  • Finalist in “Best News Package” category of the ACP Pinnacle awards
  • 2nd Place Best Feature Story, Illinois College Press Association (2020)
  • 3rd Place Best In-Depth Story, Illinois College Press Association (2020)
  • 3rd Place News Story, Illinois College Press Association
  • 2nd and 3rd Place Headline writing, Illinois College Press Association
  • Featured by the ICPA as fast-rising talent in the industry; one of seven young reporters named
  • DePaul University Dean’s List, University of Iowa Dean’s List
  • Society of Professional Journalists Member, DePaul Chapter

SKILLS

  • Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Audition, Premiere
  • Social Media (Facebook, Instagram,
    Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, TikTok), Crowdtangle, Tweetdeck
  • Photography (Canon RebelT6, iPhone)
  • Data analysis/visualization, Flourish
  • Comfortable data/document portals for the City of Chicago, Cook County Clerk’s Office and United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • FOIA
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, etc.)
  • AP writing, interviewing
  • Audacity
  • SEO
  • WordPress, Chorus, Merlin, Presto, Parse.ly

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