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Aug 2008Present

Finance Reporter

San Diego Daily Transcript
  • Covers the San Diego business on a daily deadline, focusing on finance and the local economy
  • Leads content generation for special sections on finance and the San Diego economy
  • Won second place in business writing in 2009 Associated Press California/Nevada competition, small newspaper division
  • Won third place in the San Diego Press Club's 'wild card category' for an article on housing
May 2008Jul 2008

Copy Desk Intern

The Press-Enterprise

•    Edited business, features, local news and wire copy on late-night deadlines•    Wrote headlines and captions for designed pages

Aug 2007May 2008

Copy Editor

The Point Weekly

•    Edited all copy for a 12- to 24-page paper on a weekly basis

Aug 2005May 2008

Teacher's Assistant

Journalism Department, Point Loma Nazarene University

•    Aided Dr. Dean Nelson in research for his articles and interviews•    Graded AP style and current events quizzes

Dec 2006Mar 2007

Editorial Assistant

Point Loma Publishing
May 2006Jun 2006

Reporting Intern

Copley News Service, Washington Bureau

•    Covered the Scripps National Spelling Bee, press conferences and congressional hearings




Point Loma Nazarene University

•    Graduated summa cum laude, with a 4.0 major GPA and 3.997 cumulative GPA•    Received full-tuition scholarship (2004-2008), departmental scholarship (2006-2008), Evangelical Press Association scholarship (2007-2008) and California Newspaper Publishers Association grant (2008)

•    Studied abroad in China in summer 2005

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