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University of Missouri | Columbia, Mo.

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

Journalism Experience

Find more information about each of these positions on my LinkedIn page.

Copy Editor  |  RedEye, Chicago, Ill.  |  June 2015 – Present

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 Style
  • 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; can field large quantities of emails, take and relay messages, place orders and organize events for groups of people
  • Excellent at working on short deadlines, but also able to effectively manage and execute long-term projects
  • Near-fluency in Spanish, written and spoken, after almost 10 years of study, including a bachelor’s degree
  • 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

  • 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

Non-journalistic yet valuable formative experience

  • 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.
  • Developed strong customer service skills through temporary part-time work at Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery in Mount Prospect, Ill., and Navy Pier in Chicago, Ill.

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