Resume

Experience 

News & Culture Reporter, NOLA.com | The Times-Picyaune, May 2017 – present
New Orleans, La.
Report and develop stories about New Orleans’ culture as it affects and is affected by political, social and business framework within the city; also responsible for creating multimedia storytelling elements.

Arts & Culture Reporter, NOLA.com | The Times-Picyaune, Sept. 2015 – May 207
New Orleans, La.
General assignment reporter with assignments focusing on music, festivals, trending topics and local profiles; filed stories with multimedia elements multiple times per day.

Entertainment Reporter, NOLA.com | The Times-Picyaune, Nov. 2012 – Sept. 2015
Baton Rouge, La.
Covered the vibrant A&E scene as only entertainment reporter on staff; filled in when necessary on news coverage; networked and maintained contacts in a community the publication hadn’t previously covered; filed stories with multimedia elements multiple times per day.

Editor, The Legacy, May 2011 – Dec. 2011
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.
Managed staff of writers, photographers and designers to produce two magazines per semester; rewrote magazine’s mission state; modernized magazine by developing first stylebook; worked closely with production and advertising staffs; set magazine policy; monitored budget; managed website and social media.

Copy Editor & Page Designer, The Daily Reveille, Aug. 2009- Dec. 2011
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.
Edited writers’ copy for Associated Press style; designed pages for daily newspaper.

News Intern, The Republican-American, June 2011 – Aug. 2011
Waterbury, Conn.
Filled in for beat reporter to cover the town of Cheshire, Conn., as well as various other local towns; developed sourcing and produced daily and long-form stories.

Staff Writer, The Legacy, Aug. 2009- May 2011
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.
Developed story ideas and sourcing for writing feature-length articles; helped create multimedia content for online presence of magazine.

Features Intern, The Times-Picayune, May 2010 – Sept. 2010
New Orleans, La.
Developed story ideas, interviewed sources, wrote articles on variety of topics ranging from entertainment writing to features writing; wrote online blog posts for season of reality TV show; worked with multimedia as online video interviewer.

Page Designer/Intern, The Working Press, Oct. 2-6, 2010
Designed a 16-page paper as part of a two-person design team for the National Convention of the Society of Professional Journalists publication on nightly deadlines.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in mass communication with cum laude honors
concentration in print journalism; minors in visual communication and international studies
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.; Aug. 2012
Studied fall 2012 semester at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Skills

writing; critical thinking; quick learner; attention to detail; organization; communication with diverse people; extensive experience with Parse.ly, iMovie, Videolicious, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite and Quickbooks; experience with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Final Cut Pro

Affiliations

Member, Society for Features Journalism, March 2015 – current
Member, Women in Media in Baton Rouge, Nov. 2014 – Sept. 2015
Member, Forum 35, Baton Rouge young professionals organization, December 2012 – Sept. 2015
President, Society of Professional Journalists — LSU Chapter; Aug. 2009- May 2011
Vice-president, Society of Professional Journalists — LSU Chapter; Aug. 2008- May 2009

Honors

New Orleans Press Association scholarship recipient
Scripps Howard Internship scholarship recipient
Capital Area Press Association scholarship recipient
Byron St. Dizier Memorial scholarship recipient
Jean Wheeler Memorial Scholarship recipient
Walter Hitesman Journalism Scholarship award recipient
Tuition Opportunity Program for Students award recipient
LSU Centennial Award scholarship recipient
Dean’s List
Chancellor’s List