KJZZ Phoenix, Ariz.
Senior Field Correspondent August 2016- current
Digital Media Assistant June 2016- August 2016
Arizona Public Media Tucson, Ariz.
Online reporter/editor March 2015- May 2016
Freelance Reporter September 2013- May 2014
Intern Reporter January 2013- May 2013
Reported general assignment and K-12 education spot and in-depth stories for radio and the web. Edited news content for publication on news.azpm.org. Collaborated with reporters to bolster digital presentations with slideshows, graphics, timelines and other digital features. Inside Collaborator for AZPM’s Association of Independents in Radio Localore: Finding America project. Helped shape news team’s social media strategy on Facebook, Twitter.
Arizona Daily Star Tucson, Ariz. Reporter October 2014- March 2015
Reported on Pima County and K-12 education for Arizona’s second-largest newspaper. Produced daily stories on municipal issues and longer features. Wrote weekly transportation blog that generated reader feedback.
The Arizona Republic Phoenix, Ariz.
Pulliam Fellow June 2014- October 2014
Reported on the U.S.- Mexico border and immigration for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com. Covered stories related to the influx of immigrant children from Central America and the local immigrants' rights movement. Several stories picked up by Gannett's national outlet, USA Today. Part of team that won a 2015 Hillman Prize for newspaper journalism.
The New York Times Student Journalism Institute New Orleans, La.
Reporter May 2014
Wrote an enterprise story examining how cities like New Orleans combine big data with new technology to fight blight. Worked with the web desk and the copy desk to edit proofs and write headlines.
University of Arizona Tucson, Ariz.
Teaching Assistant and Multimedia Lab Monitor August 2012-May 2014
Taught basic photo and video editing in Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut Pro X to photojournalism students.
NPR Culver City, Calif.
Intern, Morning Edition June 2013 - August 2013
Helped prepare for the most listened-to radio news program in the country. Created research packets for upcoming interviews, pitched and wrote short segments for West Coast host Renée Montagne. Contributed a story about re-purposed wine waste to NPR’s food blog, The Salt.
HONORS AND ACTIVITIES
Chips Quinn Scholar, Freedom Forum January 2015
New Voices Scholar, Third Coast Festival November 2014
Sherman R. Miller Outstanding Senior, UA School of Journalism May 2014
Dow Jones Multimedia Training Academy, El Paso, Texas May 2012
Finalist, Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award in Radio News Reporting March 2014
University of Arizona, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, GPA 3.77 Graduated: May 2014
Audio recording with Marantz system| Audio editing| Photography, video with DSLR cameras | Proficient in Photoshop, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Audition | Wordpress CMS| Social Media Management: Hootsuite, Facebook, Twitter | Languages: Intermediate Spanish, basic HTML, CSS