education

 

Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
BSJ, Magazine Specialization
Concentrations: Economics, Psychology
Evanston, Illinois
June 2013

Relevant Coursework
21st Century Media, Enterprise Reporting in Diverse Communities, Intermediate Composition, Intermediate Photography, Investigative Journalism, Journalism Residency, Magazine Editing, Magazine Writing, Media Law & Ethics, Multimedia Storytelling, Photojournalism, Reporting & Writing, Storytelling: Interactive News

Ladue Horton Watkins High School
St. Louis, Missouri
May 2009

 

journalism experience

 

Outdoor Life
Senior Editor • June 2016 - Present • New York, NY
Assistant Editor • June 2014 - June 2016 • New York, NY
Freelancer • Oct. 2013 - May 2014 • St. Louis, MO

Tracked down and interviewed hunters for 10 big buck stories, pitched and wrote more than 45 blog posts. Worked on unique projects including two investigative pieces related to the Endangered Species Act, photo galleries, mag research and more.
Editorial Intern • Oct. 2012 - Dec. 2012 • New York, NY
Researched daily outdoor news, pitched stories and wrote 36 news articles for the web. Interviewed sources, wrote four web features, collected information and images, fact checked, edited and wrote copy for both the web and print.

North By Northwestern
Photo Editor, Web • Dec. 2011 - June 2012 • Evanston, IL
Assigned and photographed daily stories, selected and edited photos, published content on deadline. Managed a staff of more than 15 photographers and worked closely with other sections to develop ideas and images. Produced more than 100 photo and news bylines since joining NBN in 2009. Additionally launched and populated NBN’s photo blog.
Staff Photographer, Web • Sept. 2009 - June 2013
Staff Photographer & Writer, Mag • March - June 2012 & Dec. 2012 - June 2013
Assistant Photo Editor, Web • March 2011 - Dec. 2011

The Chicago Bureau
Reporter & Photo Editor • June 2012 - Sept. 2012 • Evanston, IL
Reported and photographed issues of juvenile justice in Chicago neighborhoods. Contributed to the project’s launch.

The Medill Innocence Project
Student Investigator & Photo Editor • Sept. 2011 - Dec. 2011 • Evanston, IL
Intensive investigative reporting of a possible wrongful conviction case with six other students for more than 30 hours each week.

Chicago Foodies
Editorial & Web Intern • May 2012 - Sept. 2012 • Chicago, IL
Reported and wrote articles, edited copy, migrated old content and reconstructed posts during the site’s redesign. Organized web content, compiled databases.

The Daily Northwestern
Staff Designer • March 2011 - June 2011 • Evanston, IL
Worked with InDesign to organize and create the daily print newspaper layout. Manipulated copy, ads, photos and infographics. Designed recurring items, daily stories and features.

 

additional experience

 

Freelance photography
Feb. 2011 - Present • Evanston, IL & St. Louis, MO

Block Museum of Art
Student Docent • Sept. 2010 - June 2011 • Evanston, IL

 

skills

 

Adobe Creative Suite (CS4|CS5|CS6)
     AfterEffects
     Flash
     Illustrator
     InDesign
     Photoshop
     PremierePro
     Soundbooth
ActionScript
AP Style
Digital & Film Photography
HTML/CSS (fundamental)
Spanish (conversational)
Social Media
     Facebook
     Instagram
     Snapchat                               

 

awards & honors

 

Editor's Choice Award 2015 / Outdoor Life

Kaplan Humanities Scholar / Northwestern University

2012 SPJ Region 5 Mark of Excellence Award
Best Independent Online Student Publication
North by Northwestern (Second Place)

2011 SPJ Region 5 Mark of Excellence Award
Best Independent Online Student Publication
North by Northwestern (First Place)

2010 SPJ National Mark of Excellence Award
Best Independent Online Student Publication
North by Northwestern (First Place)

 

activities

 

NU Women’s Club Volleyball
NU College Feminists, Fundraising & Outreach Chair
Intramural Soccer

 

other interests

 

Archery
Art & Art History
Beekeeping
Drawing & Illustration
Hiking & Camping
Hunting & Fishing
Graphic Design
Rock Climbing
Snowboarding
Snow Skiing
Tennis
Travel