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Work experience

Sep 2015Present

Public Affairs Reporter

Capital News Service
  • Cover and deliver news related to health, marijuana, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford and heroin in the state of Maryland
Feb 2015Aug 2015

Reporter and Research Assistant

Washington Business Journal
    • Write profile stories, special publication articles and List extras
    • Conduct research to obtain factual information using online databases, search engines and interviews
    • Compile data to rank hundreds of  companies by their field
    Jul 2015Aug 2015

    Editorial Intern

    • Worked closely with the editorial team editing articles while learning the ins and outs of digital publishing
    • Researched story ideas and posted articles and press releases online
    • Developed an eye for detail and sharp analytical skills while covering healthcare and health finance
    Jan 2015May 2015

    Reporter Intern

    Capital Community News
    • Covered a local business beat in Washington D.C.
    • Wrote and photographed original community news
    • Copy edited and proofread content for weekly Web updates
    Sep 2014Dec 2014

    Reporter Intern

    Prince George's Sentinel
    • Wrote and photographed original community news
    • Reported on the 2014 gubernatorial campaign 
    • Researched possible stories and worked with editorial staff in proposing stories 
    Jan 2013Nov 2014

    Brand Ambassador and Promotional Representative

    PUSH Marketing and Promotions / PUSH Models (Corporate)
    • Networked with current and prospective clients to expand clientele base for brand ambassadorship
    • Designed and implemented marketing campaigns to increase brand awareness and customer loyalty
    Oct 2013May 2014

    Editor and Researcher Intern

    MASK (Mothers Awareness on School Age Kids)
    • Verified, updated and edited content in magazine issues and  website
    • Proven skills in conducting in-depth research and examination on pressing issues facing youth
    Aug 2013Dec 2013

    Research Assistant

    Arizona State University
    • Assisted mentor by regularly collecting and evaluating data
    • Facilitated interviews with prominent research professors for a physics and cancer initiative



    Master's in Multi-Platform Journalism 

    University of Maryland College Park

    GPA 3.0  Expected Fall, 2015


    Bachelor of Arts in Communication

    Arizona State University

    GPA 4.0  Spring, 2014


    Data Analytics

    Microsoft Excel, MySql


    Adobe Audition, Photoshop, Premier Pro, Dreamweaver

    Database Administering 

    LexisNexis, Pacer, PocketSquare

    Web Management and Multimedia Production

    CSS, HTML, AP style, CMS


    Spanish, Italian

    Relevant courses

    • Methods in Computer-Assisted Reporting
    • Fundamentals of Writing and Editing
    • Public Affairs Reporting
    • Specialized Topics in News Writing and Reporting: Beyond Breaking News: In-depth Reporting
    • Intermediate Multimedia Journalism
    • Special Problems in Communication: Advanced Public Affairs Reporting/Investigative Journalism
    • Journalism Law and Ethics