University of Missouri, Columbia
Missouri School of Journalism
Bachelor of Journalism, emphasis in news reporting
Bachelor of Arts in English
Graduated May 2014
Cumulative GPA: 3.958/4.000
Reporter, Telegraph Herald
April 2016 — Present, Dubuque, Iowa
Stories focus on covering K-12 and higher education
Produces an average of 7 to 8 stories per week on and off my beat
Reporter, The Joplin Globe
August 2014 — April 2016, Joplin, Mo.
Produced daily stories covering the towns in Newton County
Reported a variety of news and news feature stories
Reporting Intern, Kansas City Star
May 2014 — August 2014, Kansas City, Mo.
Produced A1 stories each week
Assisted with daily news coverage
Assistant City Editor, Columbia Missourian
August 2013 – May 2014, Columbia, Mo.
Assisted reporters in shaping stories for publication
Monitored for and assigned reporters to cover daily news
Copy Editor, Columbia Missourian
August 2013 – December 2013, Columbia, Mo.
Edited stories for clarity, accuracy, style and grammar
Composed social media posts
Reporting Intern, Telegraph Herald
June 2013 – August 2013, Dubuque, Iowa
Produced general assignment stories on a daily basis
Regularly shot video for the website
Reporter, Columbia Missourian
January 2012 – May 2012, Columbia, Mo.
January 2013 – May 2013, Columbia, Mo.
Reported for the education beat during first session
Second session focused on long-term feature writing
Other Work Experience
Day Camp Counselor, YMCA of the Rockies
May 2012 – August 2012, Estes Park, Colo.
Supervised fifth- and sixth-graders 8 hours each day
Planned daily activities around weekly themes
Implemented health and safety standards
Camp Counselor, Cho-Yeh Camp and Conference Center
May 2010 – August 2010, Livingston, Texas
Cared for 11- to 13-year-old girls for a week at a time
Supervised and instructed various camp activities
Mentored girls in my care to foster personal growth
Final Cut Pro X
Adobe InCopy, Photoshop and InDesign
Previous: Westminster Presbyterian Church, youth volunteer; The Rock Church, small group facilitator; Big Brothers Big Sisters, school-based mentor; Leadership Training, small group facilitator; Service Over Self, construction volunteer; Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, packaging volunteer; The Intersection, after-school volunteer
Honors and Distinctions
2nd Place, Best military story – Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest 2015
Honorable mention, Best story about rural life or agriculture – Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest 2016
Third place, coverage of education — Iowa Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest 2017 (won by my newspaper for a period in which I was the education reporter)
Walter Williams Scholar
Member of Kappa Tau Alpha
Graduated summa cum laude
Received Honors Certificate
References available upon request.