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Work experience

Dec 2000Present

Journalist | Teacher

dba Michael Humphrey

Covered the 2008 Republican National Convention, wrote the first in-depth article on the resurgence of Catholic inner-city parochial schools in Memphis, Tenn., interviewed a wide range of cultural figures including architect Frank Gehry, actors Jamie Foxx and Don Knotts, author Frank McCourt and activist Jim Wallis.Work has also appeared in: Native American Times, AAA Midwest Traveler, AOL City Guide, Midwest Gaming and Travel, Missouri Meetings & Events.

Jan 2004Sep 2006


St. Paul District 1 News

Assigned, wrote and edited all content for community council-owned newspaper covering SE St. Paul.

Nov 1991Jan 2004

Editor | Reporter

Assigned, wrote and edited news and lifestyle sections for daily newspaper.

Sep 1996Dec 2000

Publications Editor | Coordinator

Kansas City Public Library

Planned, budgeted, wrote and designed all publications for the KCMO library system.



GPA 3.7, won the Presidential Humanitarian Award (funding human-rights mission to El Salvador), on Dean’s List six semesters, elected student graduation commencement speaker, edited campus newspaper for two years, made service trips to Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Sep 2009Present


New York University

Studying under Meryl Gordon, recipient of a Carter Journalism Institute Fellowship, focusing research and writing on various aspects of memory from scientific research about the brain to social memory through memorials and writing.