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University of Missouri | Columbia, Mo.

Graduate | December 2014 | Master of Arts in Journalism, Convergence Journalism
Thesis: “Increasing accessibility: How news websites can better serve people with visual disabilities.” Qualitative study involving 14 interviews with mid-Missouri residents.
Final GPA: 4.0 of 4.0

Undergraduate | May 2013 | Summa Cum Laude | Final GPA: 3.967 of 4.0
Majors: Bachelor of Journalism, Print and Digital News; Bachelor of Spanish Language
Minor: Psychology


Content Specialist and Proofreader | Professional services firm in Chicago, Ill.; details on LinkedIn | October 2019 – Present

Communications Fellow  |  Federal scientific research program in the Washington, DC, metro area; details on LinkedIn  |  June 2018 – September 2019

North American Language and Culture Assistant  |  CEIP Arco Iris, Almería, Spain  |  October 2017 – May 2018

Copy Editor  |  Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill.  |  February – August 2017

Copy Editor  |  RedEye, Chicago, Ill.  |  June 2015 – February 2017

Copy Editing Temp | Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill. | August 2014 – June 2015

Assistant News Editor/Copy Editing Graduate Teaching Assistant | The Columbia Missourian, Columbia, Mo. | January – July 2014

Assistant City Editor | The Columbia Missourian, Columbia, Mo. | August – December 2013

Copy Editing Intern | The Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill. | May – August 2013

Assistant News Editor/Copy Editing Teaching Assistant | The Columbia Missourian, Columbia, Mo. | August 2012 – May 2013

Designer | The Columbia Missourian, Columbia, Mo. | August – December 2012

Copy Editing Intern | The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, Wis. | May – August 2012

Education Reporter | The Columbia Missourian | January – May 2012

Copy Editor | The Columbia Missourian | August – December 2011

Dow Jones News Fund Copy Editing Intern | The Tribune, San Luis Obispo, Calif. | June – August 2011

Neighborhoods Reporter | The Columbia Missourian | January – May 2011

Copy Editor | The Maneater student newspaper, Columbia, Mo. | January – December 2010


  • Excellent communication, in writing and speaking, with people of various ages and backgrounds
  • Expert knowledge of English grammar and style, including AP, APA, and AMA styles
  • Thorough, efficient fact-checking and research using a variety of resources
  • Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and Snapchat, in both personal and journalistic settings
  • Understanding of and ability to work with SEO and analytics (ChartBeat, Google, WordPress)
  • Solid team player on staffs of all sizes; able to lead, supervise, and delegate but always willing to step in to assist others with their work, too
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent at working on short deadlines, but also able to effectively manage and execute long-term projects
  • High level of fluency in Spanish, written and spoken, after almost 10 years of study, a bachelor’s degree, and eight months living in Spain
  • Command of CMS programs P2P, Django, and WordPress and design programs including Adobe InDesign and Quark XPress
  • Familiarity with multimedia production programs Adobe Audition, FinalCut Pro, and iMovie, and experience uploading videos to YouTube
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS

Honors and Accomplishments

  • American Copy Editors Society national conference speaker, 2014 and 2015
  • Named to the 2013 class of the Mizzou 39, a group that recognizes 39 graduating seniors for academic achievement, leadership, and service
  • 2012 American Copy Editors Society scholarship winner
  • Dow Jones News Fund copy editing intern, summer 2011
  • Dean’s List, University of Missouri College of Arts and Science and Missouri School of Journalism, fall 2009 through spring 2013
  • University of Missouri Walter Williams journalism scholar
  • Illinois Journalism Education Association All-State Journalism Team, 2009
  • Illinois High School Association State Finals: 1st place copy editing 2009

Professional Memberships

  • American Copy Editors Society (ACES)
  • Kappa Tau Alpha journalism honors fraternity

Other experience

  • Volunteered with RefugeeOne, an Illinois refugee resettlement agency, both as an English tutor and as a general assistant with office tasks. Researched and wrote guides on Syrian, Rohingya, and Congolese culture as a resource for volunteers.
  • Learned to work as a member of a team under demanding conditions throughout eight years as a member of Marching Mizzou and the Prospect (high school) Marching Knights. Also took the initiative to make a big change and learned how to quickly adapt to a completely new role in switching from clarinet to cymbals halfway through college.
  • Can memorize and relay large quantities of information in an entertaining yet informative fashion to groups of all sizes and backgrounds thanks to work as a Residential Life Ambassador (aka residence hall tour guide for prospective students) at the University of Missouri.

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