DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & EVENTS | UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA | APRIL 2022-NOW
NEWS EDITOR, STAFF WRITER | MUSTANG NEWS, YUKON REVIEW | AUGUST 2020-MARCH 2022
Created all the news content for the 10 to 12-page Mustang paper.
Wrote in-depths, including area homelessness; police use of force; inmates’ mental health services; pending homicides throughout Canadian County; water treatment and more.
Covered county commissioners, city council and school board meetings.
Took photos to accompany each story, and updated the papers’ Facebook pages.
SUMMER EDITORIAL INTERN | OKLAHOMA TODAY MAGAZINE | MAY-JULY 2020
Researched for the magazine’s “Out There” section and weekly online events.
Fact-checked various writeups for editors and freelance writers.
MANAGING EDITOR, REPORTER | THE VISTA AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA | JULY 2019-MAY 2020
Wrote an in-depth about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
Delegated stories for staff and contributing writers.
Assembled layout of newspaper.
SUMMER INTERN | COUNTYWIDE & SUN | MAY-JULY 2018
Investigated a cold-case homicide.
Examined police reports.
Developed community relationships, wrote features and took photos.
STAFF WRITER, SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR | 15TH STREET NEWS, THE 6420 MAGAZINE AT ROSE STATE COLLEGE | AUGUST 2017-MAY 2018
Created content for the newspaper’s and magazine’s Instagram accounts.
Wrote features and an in-depth.
PROFESSIONAL MEDIA | UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA | 2020
of Arts: Professional Media
Proficient with Mac and HP products, and using photography and video camera equipment: (Canon T6 and T3i Eos Rebel series, Canon XA30s and a variety of Sony models).
The American Legion Department of Oklahoma Media Support Journalist of the Year - July 2022
Mustang American Legion Media Support Journalist of the Year - April 2022
OG&E 2020 Photo of the Year Winner - Yukon Review, Weekly Division
OG&E-Oklahoma Press Association Photo Contest Weekly Winner – Yukon Review, December 2020
UCO President’s Honor Roll – 2018-2020
OPA Second Place Feature Story - 2019-2020
Certificate of Top Pro-Media Capstone Student at UCO - 2020
UCO Mass Communication Outstanding News Editorial Award - 2020
UCO Mass Communication Print News Feature Award - 2020
UCentral News Award of All-Around Team Player – 2019
All-Oklahoma Academic Team - 2018
Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association Third Place Emerald Division Winner for Feature Writing – 2018
UCO Leaders of Tomorrow Outstanding Talent and Achievement in Academics, Leadership and Service – 2018
Certificate of Excellence for Best Feature Article for the 15th Street News – 2017-2018
Certificate of Excellence for the Best Human-Interest Article for the 15th Street News – 2017-2018
Certificate of Excellence for the Most Eager for the 15th Street News - 2017-2018
Rose State President’s Leadership Class Student of the Year – 2017-2018
Rose State Outstanding Service and Dedication as a Student Ambassador – 2016-2017
Canadian County Homeless Task Force Chairperson - February 2021-April 2022
Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts Chairperson - 2017
References available upon request
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