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EDUCATION                        

                                                  Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

                                                            Bachelor of Science in Journalism

                                                            Minor in Political Science

                                                            Graduated June 16, 2017

                                                            GPA: 3.5

PROFESSIONAL

EXPERIENCE                   

                                                  Citizens State Bank, Telluride, Colo.            

                                                            Marketing Manager — March 2021 - Oct. 2021

  • Handled all print and digital marketing

  • Maintained social media accounts

  • Edited all internal and external bank materials for content and copy

  • Wrote, edited, and coordinated a 14-month email campaign about the Paycheck Protection Program

  • Revamped job postings to have clear, consistent messaging

  • Updated the website for style

                                                            Customer Service Representative — Jan. 2020 - Oct. 2021

  • Performed all bank teller duties

  • Answered customer questions

  • Helped originate more than 300 Paycheck Protection Program loans

  • Assisted the bookkeeping department for several months

                                                  Mother Jones, San Francisco   

                                                            Writing Fellow — Dec. 2018 - May 2019

  • ​Continued to pitch and write stories for the website

  • Copyedited all online content (about three hours of work a day) from December to March

  • Had a feature published in the September/October 2019 print magazine

                                                            Senior Editorial Fellow — Dec. 2017 - Dec. 2018

  • Fact-checked the bi-monthly print magazine, including three cover stories, as well as our online content

  • Pitched and wrote stories and sidebars for the magazine and website

  • Copyedited online content and magazine stories with guidance from the copy editor

  • Appeared on Portland radio station XRAY.fm to talk about my story about voting in Illinois jails

                                                  Injustice Watch, Chicago  

                                                            Intern — Sept. 2016 - June 2017

  • Analyzed and input data on court records and other public documents

  • Contributed research and reporting to part 1 and part 2 of our series on inequality in the Cook County bail system

  • Collaborated with City Bureau, another Chicago nonprofit, on a tracker tool of major cities' police union contracts

  • Assisted in fact-checking our Election Day guide to the Cook County judges on the ballot

                                                  The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia  

                                                            City Intern — June 2016 - Sept. 2016

  • Wrote general news stories about the biggest city in Pennsylvania, several of which were published on the front page

  • Reported three features on criminal justice and prison in Pennsylvania, one of which was featured in The Marshall Project's "Opening Statement" newsletter of the best criminal justice reporting

                                            

                                                  The Star, Johannesburg 

                                                            Reporter — April 2016 - June 2016

                                                  The Daily Northwestern, Evanston, Ill.   

                                                            Web and Multimedia Editor — Sept. 2016 - Dec. 2016

  • Oversaw The Daily's website, digital projects, and social media presence

  • Worked with the audio, video, photo, and interactive desks to produce multimedia content

                                                            In Focus Editor — Sept. 2015 - March 2016

                                                            Managing Editor — March 2015 - June 2015 

                                                            Campus Editor — Dec. 2014 - March 2015

                                                            Reporter — Oct. 2013 - June 2017

                                               

                                                  The Medill Justice Project, Evanston, Ill. 

                                                            Journalist — Sept. 2015 - Dec. 2015

  • ​Investigated potentially wrongful criminal charges with a small team of students

  • Analyzed thousands of pages of documents and traveled to Oregon to interview the accused, lawyers, and experts

  • Contributed to an award-winning investigative story published online that resulted in the elimination of a potential 30-plus-year sentence

                                                  The Chicago Reporter, Chicago

                                                            Reporting Intern — June 2015 - Aug. 2015

  • Wrote stories and profiles on Chicago communities, focused on justice, race, and poverty

  • Co-wrote a feature on the cost of prison phone calls

FREELANCE WORK              

                                                  Today Explained, Remote

                                                            Fact-checker — Oct. 2019 - Jan. 2020

  • Fact-checked a daily podcast with same-day turnaround

                                                  The Plaindealer, Ouray, Colo.

                                                            Reporter — Aug. 2019 - Jan. 2020

                                                  Miscellaneous, Remote

                                                            Fact-checker — March 2019 - present

  • Eater

  • Earthjustice

  • Bay Nature

  • Pacific Standard

SKILLS                                   

                                          Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, WordPress, social media (Facebook,                                                              Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, LinkedIn, Snapchat), AP Style, LexisNexis, PACER,                                                          copyediting, fact-checking, creative writing, bookkeeping, banking

AWARDS                              

                                                  "Aftermath of NU-Q student's mental health crisis highlights                                                               differences between Evanston, Qatar sites" — The Daily                                                                         Northwestern

                                                            Honorable Mention, College Media Association Pinnacle Award for Best                                                                      Investigative Story

​                                                                      Honorable Mention, Associated Collegiate Press Feature Story of the Year    

                                                            Winner, Medill Student Showcase presented by the Medill Undergraduate                                                                Student Advisory Council 

                                                  "At Graterford, lifers get degrees even if they'll never use them" —                                                       The Philadelphia Inquirer   

                                                            Winner, Medill Student Showcase presented by the Medill Undergraduate                                                                Student Advisory Council 

                                                  "Taking Time" — The Daily Northwestern  

                                                            Fifth place, Associated Collegiate Press Multimedia Feature Story of the                                                                      Year

                                                  "A Mother's Care" — The Medill Justice Project                                         

                                                            Peter Lisagor Award for Best Feature Series

​                                                                      Peter Lisagor Award for Best Non-Deadline Reporting Online   

                                                            Fourth place, Associated Collegiate Press News Story of the Year

                                                            Certificate of Merit, Columbia Scholastic Press Association In-Depth                                                                            News/Feature Story for Digital Media Publications

                                                  The Daily Northwestern — Staff                                       

                                                            Winner, Associated Collegiate Press Newspaper Pacemaker

​                                                                      2016 Mark of Excellence Award, Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper  

OTHER EXPERIENCE

                                                  Sales Clerk, Ouray Bookshop — Oct. 2021 - present

                                                  Server, Wood Ear Whiskey Lounge — May 2021 - Dec. 2021

                                                  Dog Walker, Wag! — March 2019 - June 2019

                                                  Hostess, Buen Tiempo Cantina — July 2017 - Nov. 2017

                                                  Housekeeper, Hotel Ouray — July 2017 - Nov. 2017

                                                  Mailroom Clerk, Northwestern Mail Services — Oct. 2013 - June 2017

                                                  Front Desk Clerk, Ouray Hot Springs Pool — July 2014 - Sept. 2014

                                                  Cashier, Arby's — Nov. 2011 - Oct. 2012