University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, May 2013
B.A. in Journalism (online emphasis), B.A. in Art History, magna cum laude, 3.62 GPA
Honors College | President’s Honor Roll | Elmer Capshaw Award for Outstanding Senior in Art History
Freelance writer and consultant, Austin, TX, May 2013—present
Current projects include:
Art writer for Art Focus magazine in Oklahoma.
Co-wrote a book on tips to be a successful college student, titled Welcome to College!: 101 Ways to Rock Your World.
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, webmaster and ambassador, Norman, OK, 20 hrs/wk, Aug. 2011—May 2013
Maintained and updated website, added images and edited descriptions of 1600 art pieces in the permanent collection. Photographed exhibition catalogues and merchandise for the museum store web page. Constructed new web pages weekly. Pitched and designed the museum’s blog, creating stories and photographic content. Hosted dignitaries and VIPs at museum social events.
Popular Science, American Society of Magazine Editors intern, New York City, June—Aug. 2012
Researched and wrote six bylined articles ranging in topics from NASA to the toxicity levels of poisons. Pitched stories and headlines, attended staff meetings and product shoots and studied the details of the entire editorial and production process.
National Press Photographers Assoc. Video News Workshop, assistant to director, March 2013
Attended the video storytelling conference, reported session highlights for NPPA blog and social media outlets.
OUStormCrowd, severe weather mobile reporter, January—May 2012
Covered breaking news and weather as a member of an inaugural group of students using only an iPhone for shooting video, tweeting and writing the story.
Fort Sill Army Media Training, instructor, Norman, OK, January 2011—May 2012
Intensely interviewed army captains in simulated crisis situations as practice for them. Monthly.
Fire and police reporter, The Oklahoma Daily and multimedia newsgathering class, January—May 2011
Reported, photographed and prepared multimedia packages on news events. Covered grass fires (one for eight hours), sat in at the emergency operation center with the PIOs and experienced evening police ride-along.
Pulse, OU alumni magazine, feature writer, January—May 2011
Wrote an alumni profile on Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success, and covered a journalism camp for high- school students in this MarCom Award-winning issue.
Simplysalmagundi, blogging since 2010
Shared insights from backpacking through Europe, summer of 2013, with a focus on art and architecture. Also covered other art experiences, PopSci internship and NPPA workshop.
International Symposium on Online Journalism, participant, Austin, TX, April 2013
Studied the practice and theories behind online journalism.
Proficient in numerous editing, web, video, photography and social media platforms including (X)HTML, basic CSS, InDesign, PhotoShop, Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro/Pro X, Avid, Instagram and Twitter. Worked with CQ5 Content Management System at the FJJMA for two years.
OU Integrity Council: Promoted academic integrity on campus. Investigated accusations of academic misconduct, determined sanctions for proven misconduct and mentored students sanctioned for misconduct.
Sooner Ballroom Dance Club: Ballroom, swing, blues and Latin styles.