Bachelor of Journalism in Watchdog Journalism
Minor in Women's & Gender Studies; Political Science
University of Missouri; Columbia, Missouri
General Assignment Intern May – August 2012
Tampa Bay Times Tampa Bay, FL
- Composed more than 15 full-length articles, ranging from in-depth features to breaking news, on deadline as well as a multimedia package and photographs.
- Assisted in coverage of Tropical Storm Debby for the Hernando county community regarding the impact on businesses and flooding issues in residential homes.
- Corresponded with local law enforcement regularly for daily crime reporting and briefs.
Digital & Print Reporter January 2010
New York Times Student Journalism Institute Miami, FL
- Covered news, such as the Haiti earthquake anniversary, regularly while writing a special in-depth project.
- Developed in-depth story on online classes within traditional schools that ultimately ran in NYT national section.
Education Beat Intern August 2009 - May 2010
The Miami Herald Miami, FL
- Pitched and produced stories published in online and print edition of The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald.
- Fed sources and quotes into Metro desk stories from Haiti Earthquake relief efforts to school board meetings.
Staff Writer April 2008 - March 2010
OUTLOUD Multimedia Miami, FL
- Specialized in musician interviews and live performance reviews for the online and print bi-monthly publication.
- Promoted the paper through one-on-one interactions with concertgoers outside of major South Florida venues.
Career Specialist January 2012 - Present
MU Career Center Columbia, MO
- Participated in over 120 hours of training to assist students with resumes, cover letters and self-assessments.
- Developed programs through the diversity committee, like a professional growth workshop for LGBTQ students.
Media Liaison August 2011 – May 2012
MU Women’s Center Columbia, MO
- Composed press releases to disseminate to local news media for large speaker events using strategic writing skills.
- Communicated daily with guests and more than 20 co-workers to provide quality resources and a safe space.
Vice President December 2011 - Present
Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority Eta Chi chapter Columbia, MO
- Coordinated bi-monthly educational meetings for over 60 new members with presentations on the organization’s history and bylaws, as well as provided activities on diversity and campus involvement.
Founder & President January 2011 - Present
National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association MU chapter Columbia, MO
- Developed the chapter’s mission and educational resources, like a presentation on LGBTQ media coverage.
Member September 2010 - Present
National Association of Hispanic Journalist Columbia, MO
- Coordinated multiple events for visiting filmmaker Gloria LaMorte and publicized events through social media.Skills:
- Fluent in Spanish
-Photography (digital and film)
- Software: Final Cut Pro, Audacity, iMovie, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign