Résumé

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Freelance | Journalist
Austin, TX | August 2013 – present
– Fact check, copy edit articles for Cure and Genome magazines
– Write articles for Promise, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital magazine and Crixeo, online magazine launched April 2016, and The Rivard Report, a nonprofit local news site for San Antonio, TX
– Update International Pediatric Adrenocortical Tumor Registry (IPACTR) website content and architecture for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Freelance | Production Assistant
Austin, TX | July 2014 – present
– Upbring Foster Care  PSA/commercial casting assistant
– Support the Girls  feature film
– mtvU Woodies Awards 2015, 2016, and 2017
– The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Democalypse – South by South mess remote shoot
– Short films: A Lack of Furniture, Against the Borlous Empire, Auntie
– On each set: complete duties as assigned from going on runs, transporting staff, managing radio equipment, assisting wardrobe or set design or props, quickly and efficiently staying proactive, flexible, and cooperative in a fast-paced team environment

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières | Web, Editorial Intern
New York, NY | September 2011 – April 2012
– Assist communications department with online media
– Manage tumblr; assist in social media and ground campaigns for Starved for Attention, Johnson & Johnson Join the Patent Pool and STOP Novartis; update and post content to website; transcribe interviews; edit audio and written content
– Copy edit online copy and book proofs including “In the Eyes of Others: How People in Crises Perceive Humanitarian Aid”
– Curate social media data using Google Analytics for weekly report spreadsheet for communications department

Stephens Media Group, Herald Democrat | Reporter
Sherman, TX | June 2010 – September 2011
− Cover stories and beats as assigned with accompanying media
Beats: Sherman, Pottsboro, Bells, Bonham school districts; Pottsboro, Bells, Bonham cities; Grayson County
Health Department and Commissioners Court; health and hospitals; higher education
− Cover breaking news from police scanner, take calls from public, produce video for staff
− Hired to copy edit online stories, organize online media, and post content to website, as well as oversee the paper’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, when promoted to reporter continued these duties and helped train colleagues transition to an online CMS system for filing stories and media

Human Rights Campaign | Field Manager, Canvasser
Austin, TX | August 2012 – October 2012
− Manage staff of 10 fundraisers, train new hires
− Map street and door-to-door fundraising sites and deploy team members based on strengths, transport staff to sites, check in and problem solve during shifts
− Collect and count money making sure to meet individual and team quotas, secure financial and personal information of donors

Cure Media Group, Cure Today | Editorial Intern
Dallas, TX | September 2009 – December 2009
− Assist editorial department with online and print magazine
− Check facts, spelling, grammar, AP, and magazine style
− Update archive, write articles for website
− Hired on after internship for contract work to help with winter 2009 issue, creating and checking Adobe InDesign layouts

SMU Journalism, SMU Daily Mustang | Copy Editor, General Contributor
Dallas, TX | September 2008 – May 2010
– Check spelling, grammar, AP style
– Post stories to website

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Computer/Office Equipment
– Microsoft Office Suite
– Tableau Public Data Visualization
– Basic HTML/CSS
– Google Analytics
– Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign)
– CMS including Drupal
– WordPress
– Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Hootsuite, YouTube,
tumblr, LinkedIn
– MailChimp
– GarageBand
– Mac and PC proficient
– Facsimile Machines
– Photocopy Machines
– Multi-line Telephone Systems

Video and Editing
– Sony PD170 miniDV 3 chip camera
– Final Cut Pro
– AVID iNews
– Server, Floor Director, Teleprompter, Production Assistant crew experience

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Communication
– SMU sponsored trip to the 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) convention in San Diego, Calif.
− Dallas Morning News sponsored SND Web Design Boot Camp training
− Texas Tribune Festival 2012 volunteer; Investigative Reporters and Editors 2013 conference blogger including Tableau Public Data Visualization workshop
− Social media management team volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages of Austin, duties included: blogging; managing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram; researching other social media venues; data tracking and analysis

Science/Medical
− Followed and assisted physicians at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and Frederiksberg Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark
− pre-medical coursework at SMU

EDUCATION

Southern Methodist University | B.A. Journalism
Dallas, TX | Graduated May 2010
Minor: Biology, Pre-Medical Studies | Honors Program

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