Work History

Work History
Jul 2014 - Present

Reporter

San Diego Business Journal
  • Write weekly news primarily in the topics of biotechnology, life sciences, healthcare and green energy.
  • Conduct daily research.
  • Interview sources.
Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

Editorial Intern

Springfield Business Journal
  • Wrote weekly feature stories profiling new businesses in the Springfield metro area.
  • Frequently wrote spotlight features highlighting unique local businesses and business owners.
  • Contributed to business news for the "Real Estate" section.
  • Wrote several profiles for special editions such as "Most Influential Women," "2012 Health Care Champions" and "2012 Choice Employers."
May 2012 - Aug 2012

Editorial Intern

Tag Media

  • Contributed to story generation in weekly editorial meetings.
  • Wrote features, reviews and web updates.
  • Helped maintain website (WP content management).
Aug 2009 - Jan 2011

Student Reporter

Missouri State University

Worked at student-run university newspaper, The Standard.

  • Contributed to story generation in weekly editorial meetings.
  • Wrote weekly news and opinion content.
  • Contributed to web updates.

Education

Education
Aug 2008 - Aug 2013

Bachelor of Science in Journalism

Missouri State University

Major had an emphasis on online platforms, with curriculum involving current trends in journalism. Courses included standard journalism blocks, along with classes in social media, multimedia (video and sound editing), and content management systems.

Minored in political science to improve understanding of government, policy and politics; and to sharpen communication skills.