Associated Press Writing Style
Adobe InDesign, Premiere Pro, Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator
Instagram, Twitter, YouTube
Google Analytics, SEO
Editorial CMS, Slack
Basic HTML, CSS
DSLR shooting, Tascam recording
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University
Master of Arts: Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism (Dec 2019)
GPA: 4.0, Graduate Newspaper Minority Fellow
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Bachelor of Arts: English and communication arts (May 2018)
GPA: 3.98, Dean’s List, Summa Cum Laude
Elizabeth Morrissy Honors Program
Sister Maura Eichner Creative Writing (2018)
Davis Projects for Peace Grant Recipient (2017)
Northeast Regional Honors Council Student of the Year (2017)
Maryland Collegiate Honors Council Portz Award (2017)
Delta Epsilon Sigma Journal Writing Competition Winner (2017)
Sister Sharon Dei Communication Arts (2016)
Margaret Smith Wasilifsky Prose Writing (2016)
Nancy Kreiter Student Research Day Presentation Grand Prize (2015)
Endowed McManus Writing Scholarship (2014-2018)
Sigma Tau Delta
Delta Epsilon Sigma
Student Fellow, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Mar. 2019-Present, Washington, DC
Pitched and researched multimedia international reporting project on Manila Bay’s restoration and how it affects informal settlers.
Reported on informal settler communities in Metro Manila and surrounding areas for three weeks.
Delivered longform story, photo gallery and short video documentary, which were published on Mongabay and Eco-Business.
Presented story package at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Washington Weekend.
Contributing Writer, Advance Media New York
Jan. 2019-Present, Syracuse, NY
Writes community news and enterprise stories on the environment, agriculture and education for the Syracuse Post-Standard.
Shoots and edits photos and videos to accompany web stories.
Pitches engaging feature stories on trending topics such as the hemp industry boom.
Crafts SEO-friendly headlines and decks.
Cultivates reliable sources for assigned beats.
Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, Rooted magazine
Nov. 2018-Present, Syracuse, NY
Pitched digital modern homesteading magazine for competition judged by staff from Buzzfeed, New York Post and TripAdvisor.
Developed digital modern homesteading magazine in three months with editorial, social and creative teams.
Managed team of 15 contributors who worked on multimedia packages for four verticals in the launch issue.
Edited over 40 stories and brainstormed SEO-friendly headlines and decks for each.
Editor-in-Chief, Medley magazine
Aug. 2019-Present, Syracuse, NY
Supervises staff of 10 to produce bi-monthly print magazine focused on sociocultural issues and diversity.
Oversees editorial work including training new editors, assigning focus sheets, managing editorial calendar, keeping track of weekly deadlines and updating website.
Brainstorms print and digital content around the theme “Home Away from Home.”
Redesigned magazine’s website to match print version’s aesthetic and improve accessibility.
Freelance Writer, Newhouse News
May 2019-Present, Syracuse, NY
Writes stories on Newhouse alumni, programs and events for web and the Newhouse Network print magazine.
Crafts SEO-friendly headlines and decks.
Reporter, Newhouse 10 Days in Israel
Jan. 2019-May 2019, Syracuse, NY
Pitched stories on water policy for an international reporting project in collaboration with the Jerusalem Press Club.
Reported and executed a multimedia package on the Jordan River from Israel and the West Bank.
News Beat Reporter, The Daily Orange
Aug. 2018-Dec. 2018, Syracuse, NY
Covered State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s (SUNY-ESF) Academic Governance meetings each month.
Pitched stories on SUNY-ESF’s research, student organizations and university initiatives.
Editorial Intern and Freelance Writer, Baltimore magazine
Sep. 2017-Aug. 2018, Baltimore, MD
Wrote monthly articles for “Metro” and sidebar stories for service packages.
Ran weekly event coverage blog covering food, drinks, music and festivals for nine months.
Wrote event listings for “UpFront” section.
Fact-checked and copy edited editorial copy.
Built Excel spreadsheets for online marketing databases such as “Top Doctors” and “Top Nurses.”
Editorial Intern, Baltimore Style magazine
Sep. 2016-Dec. 2016, Baltimore, MD
Wrote feature articles and event listings for print and web with the local lifestyle magazine’s mission and audience in mind.
Sourced event photos.
Fact-checked editorial copy.
Assisted with marketing events such as the magazine’s annual fashion show.