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Aug 2006Dec 2009

Communication Studies

Obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Journalism. Graduated with a 3.27 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Work experience

Sep 2011Present

Office Manager

Center for Children & Families, Inc.

I manage daily office functions, assist the Executive Director, and serve as the Board of Directors liaison. I also assist clients that walk in the door.

Feb 2010May 2011

Nightside Police Reporter/General Assignment

Kalamazoo Gazette

I worked as a police reporter -- I did police calls and chased police reports, as well as covered general assignment stories. I later served as a freelance writer, who covered art/entertainment beats. To view online versions of my work at the Gazette, visit

Aug 2007Dec 2009

Editor-in-Chief/Arts and Community Page Editor

The University Leader

I managed the production of The University Leader, the campus newspaper at Fort Hays State University. I assigned, wrote and edited stories and designed page layout. I was also in charge of the hiring and management of new employees.

Mar 2008Dec 2009

Writing Center Tutor

Fort Hays State University

I helped other students write and edit English papers. I aided in proper grammar, word choice, organization, content and format.

May 2008Dec 2009

Customer Service Associate


I ran a cash register and helped customers find items for rent or purchase. I put merchandise away and did basic cleaning duties.

May 2009Aug 2009

Staff Writer

Hays Daily News

I was a staff writer who covered local events for the summer months. I took photos, wrote stories, and also made story suggestions.

May 2009Aug 2009

Website Copy Writer

FHSU Academic Quality and Marketing

I re-wrote the Website copy for Fort Hays State University academic departments during the Website rehaul.


Public Speaking
Knowledgeable with computers
Familiar with CS3 and Windows Fluent with Macs and PC's

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Writing Samples


-Fort Hays State University Communication Studies Award of Excellence, 2006

-Dean's Honor Roll, 2006-2007

-Hays City Gold Academic Scholarship, 2006-2009

-Trish Davies Theatre Scholarship, 2007

-Kansas Associated Collegiate Press-2nd Place, Headline Writing, 2008

-Kansas Associated Collegiate Press-Honorable Mention, Column Writing, 2008

-Kansas Professional Communicators Scholarship recipient, 2009

-Kansas Associated Collegiate Press-3rd Place, Headline Writing, 2009

-Kansas Associated Collegiate Press-Honorable Mention, Feature Writing, 2009

-Kansas Associated Collegiate Press-Honorable Mention, Editorial Writing, 2009