Resume

Media Experience

BuzzFeed News August 2014 — present

Reporting on the breaking news team, writing short and longform stories on topics from crime to politics to viral news. In addition to writing for web, covering breaking news events on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram Stories. Responsibilities include traveling for live coverage, such as the trial of Aurora theater shooter James Holmes and Dallas following the ambush shootings of five police officers.

The Orange County Register August 2009 — August 2014

Reported on crime, courts and breaking news November 2012 to August 2014 for daily print and online publication.  Previously reported on three cities in south Orange County with a combined population of 120,000 people. Wrote, edited and managed the Food Frenzy blog as well as contributed restaurant reviews to the Life section. Used social media to generate story ideas and promote content, and analyzed traffic using various Web metrics.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution June 2009 — August 2009

Assisted the database specialist in computer-assisted reporting, creating Web content and submitting public records requests.

The State Press August 2007 — May 2009

Reported up to four stories weekly in the science and arts beats. Promoted to News Editor in August 2008. Responsibilities included training reporters, editing articles and coordinating daily story budget.

The Arizona Republic January 2008 — December 2008

Covered Phoenix-area police and fire departments during the Spring 2008 semester as a member of the breaking news team. Covered the Southwest Valley public safety beat in the Fall 2008 semester.

The Blaze 1260 AM September 2005 — May 2008

Wrote and anchored hourly news updates as well as editing audio packages for the weekly news magazine program. Trained other anchors and edited copy.

Capabilities

  • Microsoft Excel, WordPress, Google Analytics, Omniture, Pro Tools, Adobe Photoshop
  • Conversational Spanish

Education

Arizona State University

BA in Journalism and Mass Communication, BA in History May 2009

  • Graduated from Barrett, the Honors College with a 4.00 GPA
  • Minors in political science and Spanish
  • National Merit Scholar