Education 

Eckerd College | St. Petersburg, Fla.                                                                                                 Aug. 2012—May 2016

Bachelor of Science in Science Journalism

  • Designed original curriculum, overseen by three faculty members

  • Completed journalism coursework in news reporting, science writing and feature writing

  • Completed science courses and lab work in biology, chemistry, environmental science and marine science

  • Reported, wrote and presented 4,000-word feature about scientists studying invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades for senior capstone project


Experience

Assistant Editor | Vermont Ski + Ride and Vermont Sports magazines | Middlebury, Vt.          Oct. 2016—April 2018

  • Wrote and reported at least three stories per print issue of Vermont Sports (monthly) and VT Ski + Ride (quarterly), including feature-length pieces, news stories, health columns and a comprehensive list of local sporting events

  • Uploaded all print content to vtskiandride.com and vtsports.com using Wordpress

  • Wrote and researched web-exclusive stories for both publications on a daily basis

  • Designed and sent weekly e-newsletters for both publications using MailChimp / Grew e-newsletter subscriber lists, opens and clicks by identifying top performing stories and language

  • Managed and grew Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts

Reporter | Addison County Independent | Middlebury, Vt.                                                            Aug. 2016—April 2018

  • Pitched and wrote more than 80 news stories and Arts + Leisure features for Addison County’s twice-weekly newspaper

  • Managed Instagram account and contributed to Facebook and Twitter management

  • Uploaded all sports and opinion stories to the website using Drupal

  • Interviewed subjects for feature-length video projects

Editor-in-chief | The Current | Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Fla.                     June 2015—May 2016

  • Promoted to editor-­in-­chief of Eckerd College’s award­-winning student newspaper after serving as science and technology editor, health and fitness editor and news reporter.

  • Devoted a minimum of 30 hours per week to overseeing general newspaper operations while managing a full course load and Resident Advisor position

  • Led a staff of 30 writers and editors to produce daily web content and bi­weekly print editions

  • Initiated moving The Current to a more user­-friendly platform to expand the paper’s digital presence

  • Held monthly meetings with members of administration such as the college president and dean of students


Awards

  • First Place Columnist For A Specialty Publication | February 2018, New England Newspaper and Press Association | For "après ski" section stories: Cider Houses Rule and Vermont Vineyards Grow Up | Press release here

  • George P.E. Meese Writing Excellence Award | May 2016, Eckerd College | awarded to top one percent of portfolios out of 600

  • Distinguished Service Award | May 2016 , The Current | "For providing excellent management and leadership."

  • Best Profile (student category) | March 2016, Society of Professional Journalists | Shifting Culture Away From Assault


Skills

AP Style | MailChimp | WordPress | Drupal | InDesign | Basic DSLR Photography | Yoast SEO | Google Analytics | Microsoft Excel | Blogging | Basic French


Conferences and Workshops

  • Bread Loaf Orion Magazine Environmental Writers Conference | Bread Loaf Campus, Middlebury College, Vermont | June 2017

  • 2017 New England Newspaper & Press Association Convention | Boston, Mass. | February 2017

  • Society of Environmental Journalists Annual Conference | Sacramento | September 2016

  • Associate Collegiate Press Summer Workshop | University of Minnesota, Minneapolis | Summer 2015