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About Me

I’m a third-year undergraduate student at Oregon State University majoring in Political Science with a minor in Applied Journalism. I have worked in a variety of reporting and editing roles for our award-winning student newspaper The Daily Barometer and Orange Media Network, the umbrella organization for our college media program.

I will serve as a Reporting Intern at the Medford Mail Tribune this summer, as part of the 2019 Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism cohort.

Experience

Web & Mobile Manager

Orange Media Network September 2018 - Present

I currently oversee digital strategy for a college media organization with six mediums: The Daily Barometer newspaper, three magazines, a radio station and a TV station. I mentor two staff members directly and provide guidance to six student leaders. I also file quick-turnaround news stories, produce a weekly email newsletter using MailChimp and utilize BLOX CMS to publish online content and moderate comments.

Engagement Editor

The Daily Barometer February - May 2018

I created the paper's social media calendar and tracked daily content on web, Facebook and Twitter, increasing website pageviews 28 percent above the previous term. I also covered breaking news/developing stories online and via social media.

Student Government Beat Reporter

The Daily Barometer September 2017 - February 2018

In addition to writing an enterprise story exposing a white nationalist in student government, I wrote weekly articles and developed strong source relationships. To bring a multimedia approach to coverage I produced video stories using Sony NX5 cameras and Adobe Premiere Pro.

Summer Editor-in-Chief

The Daily Barometer June - August 2017

I assigned and edited all content for a monthly print product, designed pages using Adobe InDesign and oversaw production of weekly news videos. My favorite part of this position was coaching eight print/multimedia reporters to improve their journalism skills.

Copy Editor and News Contributor

The Daily Barometer January - May 2017

I line edited and fact-checked stories before publication while also reporting breaking and spot news. The paper's work during this period was recognized with an Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker award.

Podcast Producer

Orange Media Network January - December 2017

I co-produced/hosted a political news program and edited audio using Adobe Audition.

Education

B.A. in Political Science - Law & Politics Option

Oregon State University September 2016 - Present

I am currently working on my Honors College thesis under Dr. Rorie Solberg, focusing on fake news and how media coverage influences public opinion. I'm also pursuing a minor in Applied Journalism to prepare for work in a newsroom after graduation (June 2020).

Service

Chair - Student Media Committee

Oregon State University September 2018 - Present

I lead the board that governs student manager selection and budget priority recommendations for Orange Media Network. I helped present the organization's $1.2 million budget to the university's student government for approval.

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