Work Experience

Section Editor, neighborsgo (July 2013 – present)

A community publication of The Dallas Morning News

  • Covering the cities of Irving and Coppell for the weekly neighborsgo section and contributing county briefs for The Dallas Morning News’ Metro section.
  • Working with contributor- and reader-submitted content for the neighborsgo editions.

Reporter, The Daily Voice (May 2011 – July 2013)

A hyperlocal news company, formerly Main Street Connect

The Daily Campus (September 2007 – May 2011)

Student Newspaper at Southern Methodist University

  • Positions held: Editor in Chief, Online Editor, Senior Staff Writer, News Editor, Staff Writer
  • Editor in Chief for newspaper during year the paper was awarded First in Overall Excellence from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association
  • Redesigned website; Created and maintained Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr
  • Extensive coverage of Student Senate through print stories, blogging and live-blogging weekly meeting
  • Extensive experience in designing pages, managing staff of 20 people and general newspaper production

Intern, Park Cities People (January 2011 – May 2011)

Newspaper serving the Park Cities area of Dallas (Highland Park and University Park are incorporated towns surrounded by the city of Dallas)

  • Worked on the 30th anniversary series “30 Years, 30 Stories” by going through the archives, researching the people from those years and writing feature stories
  • Assisted editors with research on various stories

Intern, The Dallas Morning News (August 2010 – December 2010)

News outlet serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area

  • Covered local breaking stories for Metro section’s continuous news desk, including one murder trial
  • Shot video and photographs in addition to print and web stories

The Daily Update (Fall 2008; August 2009 – December 2009)

SMU-TV’s weekday student-run news program

  • Served as writer, producer, director, anchor, camera, technical director, CG operator, teleprompter, StillStore operator with a 6 a.m. crew call time
  • Produced weekly news reports

Skills

  • Audio/Video Production: Final Cut Pro, SoundSlides, GarageBand, comfortable with iMovie
  • Content Management Systems: WordPress, Polopoly, Blogger
  • Computer Skills: comfortable with Photoshop and InDesign, Excel, Picasa
  • Other: CoverItLive, Storify, Google Fusion Tables, ManyEyes

Organizations and Awards

Education

Southern Methodist University

Liberal arts university in Dallas, Texas.

  • Attended: August 2007-May 2011
  • Degree: B.A. in journalism with a political science minor