Columnist/ Pet Photographer/ Web master
Friends of League City Animal Shelter, Houston, Texas
My current work as a volunteer columnist and photographer for the Friends of League City Animal Shelter keeps me on my toes by writing monthly adoption articles and posting animals on petfinder.com on a regular basis. I also edit other article submissions and maintain the non-profit's Web site. I recently streamlined the shelter’s Web site by redesigning it and making the shelter animals the focal point on the site, rather than the shelter itself. Thus, promoting the shelter animals availability for potential adopters.
Editor & Producer
Parker Media | The Agenda, Austin, Texas
February 2009-September 2009
As the Editor & Producer of The Agenda, a conference series in Washington, D.C., I have coordinated two events in the series. I have also written press releases and developed online advertisements featured on “The Washington Note,” a political blog by Steve Clemons of the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C.
- Coordinate monthly conference series, The Agenda for congressional staff, news media and executive branch members in Washington, D.C.
- Research assistant for Richard Parker, syndicated columnist for the McClatchy-Tribune
Urban Home Magazine, Austin, TexasJune 2008-January 2009
My internship at Urban Home Magazine was extremely valuable because I had the opportunity to learn all facets of producing a monthly magazine. At the conclusion of the internship, I was commissioned to edit the Fall 2009 issue, wrote the Letter from the Editor section (Summer and Fall 2009 issues), and wrote the cover article, “Go Up the Wall with Wallpaper,” among other editorials.
The University of Texas at Austin
Fall 2007-Fall 2008
I have written several articles for burntORANGE Magazine, the UT student magazine. My most recent article, “Secrets in the Eyes of Texas,” was featured on ABC News’s On Campus Web site. I have also written for InCite Newspaper, the UT student alternative newspaper, and designed both the nameplate and Web site, www.incitealternative.com, for the Spring 2009 launch date. As another project for InCite, I traveled to McAllen and Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico to report on border security and Mexican-American discrimination at The University of Texas-Brownsville.
- "Secrets in the Eyes of Texas," clip on ABC News On Campus, Spring 2009 (partial version)
- "Secrets in the Eyes of Texas," burntORANGE Magazine, Spring 2009 (complete version)
InCite Newspaper Web site
- "Recovery Assistance Limited for Number 8 Party School," InCite Newspaper, Fall 2008
- "Patrolling the Border with Agent Doty," Adelante Newspaper, Spring 2008
San Jacinto Times, Pasadena, TexasJanuary 2006-May 2007
- Awarded Second Place for Critical Review by the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, 2007-2008
- Won Associated Collegiate Press Newspaper Pacemaker Award, 2006-2007
- Awarded Honorable Mention for Critical Review by the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, 2006-2007
- Honorable Mention in live-competition for Magazine Layout Design and Yearbook Layout Design by the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, 2005-2006