Resume

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

B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communications

GPA: 3.85

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

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

Fact Check Intern; USA TODAY; Remote (D.C. Bureau) — June 2020 – Present

  • Report and write document and interview-based in-depth fact checks for USA TODAY
  • Work shared throughout USA TODAY’s network nationwide

Metro Intern; Chicago Sun-Times; Chicago, IL — Jan. 2020 – March 2020

  • Report breaking news, short-term features and a longer project for the Metro desk

Production Assistant; WTTW Chicago Tonight for Carol Marin & Don Moseley; DePaul Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence — March 2020-Dec. 2020

Print Managing Editor; The DePaulia; Chicago, IL — June 2020-Present

  • Edit and report news for weekly print/daily digital publication of award-winning newspaper. Final eyes on all copy.
  • Head all investigative projects. Assist reporters with FOIA needs, information gathering, line editing, etc. 
  • Run a newsroom amid the COVID-19 pandemic; established a social distancing plan, put safety measures in place for reporters covering protests and built community outside of our physical newsroom 

News Editor; The DePaulia; Chicago, IL – March 2020-June 2020

  • Edited and reported news; took on position amid COVID-19 pandemic and transitioned the section from a weekly print publishing cycle to a daily online publishing cycle
  • Managed and brainstormed story ideas for writers
  • Help teach and guide Asst. News Editor in InDesign and reporting
  • Previous positions with The DePaulia: Arts & Life Editor, Focus Editor (center spread) and Copy Editor. On-staff editor since Jan. 2019. Staff reporter since Sept. 2018.

Freelance Reporter; Chicago, IL – Aug. 2018-Present

  • Published by Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune (HOY), Suburban Life, Northwest Herald, Highland Park Landmark and Lake Forest Leader as a freelancer
  • Confident in meeting 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)

SKILLS

  • Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Audition, Premiere
  • Social Media (Facebook, Instagram,
    Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, TikTok), Crowdtangle, Tweetdeck
  • Photography (Canon RebelT6, iPhone)
  • Data analysis/visualization
  • 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
  • Fluent in English, highly proficient in Italian

AWARDS/SOCIETIES

  • 3rd Place News Story, Illinois College Press Association
  • 2nd and 3rd Place Headline writing, Illinois College Press Association
  • DePaul University Dean’s List
  • Society of Professional Journalists Member, DePaul Chapter
  • University of Iowa Dean’s List
  • President’s Award for Educational Excellence
  • Illinois State Scholar
  • State Commendation towards Biliteracy in the Italian Language
  • National Honors Society Member

OTHER WORK

Hostess, J. Alexanders; Oak Brook, IL — June 2019-Sept. 2019

Hostess, Bar Cargo; Chicago, IL – Oct. 2018-March 2019

Retail Associate, Luscombe Music; Elmhurst, IL — Jun. 2016-Sept. 2018

Lifeguard, Elmhurst Park District; Elmhurst, IL — Jun. 2018-Jul. 2018

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