Resume


Work History

Freelance Reporter | September 2019 – Present
Chicago, IL
• Write deeply reported feature and breaking news stories on topics including healthcare, voting rights, criminal justice, politics and cannabis policy
• Bylines appearing in The Washington Post, The Guardian and Cannabis Wire

Coronavirus Reporting Fellow| August 2020 – December 2020
The Texas Tribune – Remote
• Report on the coronavirus pandemic, including analysis of the virus’ impact on state policies and the response by elected officials, using best practices of SEO to drive audience engagement
• Cover breaking news accurately and clearly under tight deadlines, and produce groundbreaking enterprise and watchdog stories

Investigative Reporting Fellow | January 2020 – September 2020
Medill Investigative Lab – Chicago, IL/Washington, D.C
• Contribute to The Washington Post accountability reporting, including multiple front-page stories investigating abuse and neglect amid the coronavirus pandemic
• Compile and update a list of more than 3,500 nursing homes with cases of the novel coronavirus for The Washington Post

Reporter/Producer/Host | December 2017 – August 2019
WFSU Public Media – Tallahassee, FL
• Covered breaking national and state news under tight deadlines, with select stories airing nationally during NPR newscasts
• Wrote researched enterprise and feature stories on state politics and policy
Anchored and produced four local newscasts daily
• Promoted twice in tenure

Skills

• Public records: FOIA requests, LexisNexis, PACER
• Data analysis: Excel, SQL, Python, DataWrapper, Tableau, Flourish, Google Data Studio, Carto, QGIS

• Social media/digital publishing: Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite, Sprout Social, Chartbeat, HTML, CSS, SEO
• Audio production: Adobe Audition/Avid Pro Tools

Education

Master of Science in Journalism: Social justice & investigative reporting | August 2020
Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University – Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts: Public Relations & Political Science | May 2019
Florida State University – Tallahassee, FL

Awards

2019 Regional Murrow Award
Excellence in Writing
Radio Television Digital News Association

2019 Regional AP Award Finalist
Cultural/Historical Feature
Florida Associated Press Broadcasters