Media and Editing Experience

Contributing Editor / SB Nation / May 2018 – present

  • Editing three days a week for Swish Appeal, including copy editing, writing headlines with attention to SEO, and selecting photos
  • Reporting on the WNBA and women’s college basketball
  • Writing feature stories, game recaps, and game previews

Editor-in-Chief / OUT/CAST / May 2018 – present

  • Co-founded an online literary magazine that publishes queer and Midwestern-related work
  • Reading submissions and selecting writing and visual art for publication
  • Maintaining the WordPress-hosted website and Submittable submission management page

Nonfiction Editor / |tap| lit mag / March 2018 – present

  • Reading weekly submissions and selecting finalists for publication
  • Proofreading issues; maintaining communication with fellow editors during production

Editorial Intern / Cleaver Magazine / January – June 2017

  • Editorial intern at a Philadelphia-based online literary magazine
  • Read and voted on submissions; proofread quarterly issues
  • Wrote reviews of upcoming young adult novels

Communication Consultant / Iowa State University Writing and Media Center / August 2016 – May 2017

  • Met with students to analyze and improve writing and multimedia assignments
  • Taught ESL students American academic standards of writing as well as grammar skills
  • Participated in the Center’s “Writing Center Theory and Practice” seminar to improve pedagogical skills

Iowa State Daily / August 2015 – May 2017

  • Editorial Board member, August 2016 – May 2017
  • Copy Editor/Features Reporter, May – August 2016
  • Self and Style Reporter, January – May 2016
  • LGBTQ+ Reporter, August – October 2015

I-State News / August 2016 – May 2017

  • Spring 2017: Produced shows and filmed news packages for twice-weekly newscast
  • Fall 2016: Worked as production crew and talent; participated in three-week “boot camp” to learn control room and floor duties

Proofreader / Harlot Magazine / March – June 2016

  • Edited and proofread articles for a small online magazine
  • Wrote an article for an April Fool’s Day site event

Contributor / Mic / March – September 2013

  • Wrote mainly women’s, LGBT, and reproductive rights news
  • Covered general current events, including breaking news

Other Experience

Library Aide / Des Moines Public Library / May 2017 – present

  • Checking in all returned items, including shelving and rerouting materials to other branches
  • Shelving books and media with attention to accuracy and appearance
  • Assisting patrons with locating library materials and answering questions

Education

Iowa State University / 2015 – 2017

  • Completed B.S. coursework in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Minor in English
  • GPA: 3.85/4.0

The University of Alabama / 2013 – 2014

  • Completed graduate coursework in health education and promotion
  • GPA: 3.8/4.0

The University of Iowa / 2010 – 2012

  • B.A. Psychology
  • Second concentrations in English and Rehabilitation & Counselor Education
  • GPA: 3.0/4.0

Selected Courses

  • Reporting and Writing for Mass Media
  • Contemporary Magazine Publishing
  • Ethnicity, Gender, Class and the Media
  • World Communication Systems
  • Reporting and Writing for Electronic Media
  • Electronic Media Production
  • Electronic News Gathering and Production
  • Science Communication
  • Law of Mass Communication

Awards & Scholarships

  • Blair Converse Memorial Scholarship (2016-17 academic year)
  • Iowa State University Dean’s List (4/4 semesters)
  • Iowa State Daily Scholarship (2015-16 academic year)

Organizations

  • Sketch Magazine / Nonfiction Board Editor (2016-17)
  • University of Iowa Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club (2011-12)
  • Iowa Hapkido Club at the University of Iowa (2010-11)

Skills

  • APPS: Photoshop, InCopy, Optix
  • ONLINE: HTML/CSS, WordPress, Canva, SEO, BLOX CMS, Chorus
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, HootSuite
  • NEWS WRITING: AP style, lifestyle writing, feature stories
  • OTHER: Medical and scientific terminology knowledge