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EDUCATION

APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Boone, NC ▪ 2016
B.S. Communication Journalism
Minors in Psychology and English

WRITING/JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE:

FREELANCE CONTRIBUTOR at WRAL TechWire
Raleigh, NC ▪ November 2017 – Present
Covering North Carolina-based tech and life science startups. Managing an interactive calendar of local events and producing a weekly events roundup column. I also took on a months-long project in which I compiled a comprehensive resource guide to the Triangle startup community.

FREELANCE EDITOR
Remote ▪ April 2017 – Present
Daily proofreading and editing for a group of websites that report the latest in cybersecurity, internet privacy and cryptocurrency, including cyberogism.com, securityzap.com and totalbitcoin.org.

BLOG & WEBSITE CONTENT WRITER
Durham, NC & Remote ▪ July 2016 – Present
Contributing marketing content to various company blogs, including: The Produce Box, InHerSight, Dor Technologies and StudentHealth101. My work for InHerSight was syndicated by  FoxBusiness, Talent Culture and Fool.com. Additionally, in a contracted project by a local serial entrepreneur, I compiled a timeline of 10 years of career experience and presented it in a comprehensive web package.

EDITORIAL INTERN & CONTRIBUTOR at EXIT EVENT
Durham, NC ▪ May 2015 – November 2017
As intern (summer 2015 and 2016), responsibilities included: writing breaking news and feature stories, filming and editing videos, managing the calendar and social media, and aggregating content for weekly newsletters. After completing both summer internships, I continued writing stories and curating the weekly newsletter on a freelance basis until ExitEvent merged with WRAL TechWire in November 2017.

INTERN REPORTER at HIGH COUNTRY PRESS
Boone, NC ▪ October 2015 – October 2016
General assignment reporting for the High Country area’s online news source and monthly print magazine.

INTERN REPORTER at MOUNTAIN TIMES PUBLICATIONS
Boone, NC ▪ January 2015 – May 2015
Produced local news pieces for Watauga County’s primary print newspaper sources, Watauga Democrat and Mountain Times, and for the HighCountryNC website.

COPY EDITOR at THE APPALACHIAN
Boone, NC ▪ September 2013 – January 2014
Applied AP Style guidelines to the Arts and Entertainment section of Appalachian State University’s student newspaper.

OTHER EXPERIENCE:

DESK WORKER at UNIVERSITY WRITING CENTER
Boone, NC ▪ August 2014 – December 2016
Greeted clients, created and managed appointments using Writing Center Online’s platform, and tended to basic client inquiries via phone, email and an online chat system.

PEER REVIEWER at IMPULSE NEUROSCIENCE JOURNAL
Boone, NC ▪ January 2015 – May 2016
Collaborated with a team of other Appalachian State students in reading and providing suggested edits to neuroscientific research paper submissions.

VOLUNTEER at NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS
Raleigh, NC ▪ May 2015 – August 2015
Wrote articles for NAMI’s monthly newsletter, The Iris, on a variety of topics relating to mental illness.

RESEARCH INTERN at NORTH CAROLINA CENTER FOR THE BOOK
Raleigh, NC ▪ July 2014 – August 2014
Researched a number of state-wide adult literacy programs and compiled relevant information into Microsoft Excel spreadsheets for the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.

PUBLISHING INTERN at BLACK MOUNTAIN PRESS
Virtual ▪ November 2013 – August 2014
Critically read and edited grammar and spelling in manuscript submissions, and recommended rejecting or accepting manuscripts for further consideration.

VARIOUS JOBS at PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION
Boone, NC ▪ August 2013 – May 2014
Performed room set-up tasks and served as an information desk attendant at Appalachian State University’s student union, while also working as a receptionist in the university’s student programs office.

CRITIQUE COMMITTEE MEMBER at THE PEEL
Boone, NC ▪ September 2013 – May 2014
Worked with a team of other students to analyze and critique poetry submissions for Appalachian State University’s literature and arts review.

MARKETING INTERN at CLEARSIGHT CREATIVE RESOURCES
Virtual ▪ November 2013 – December 2013
Explored publicity avenues for clients, researched ideas for blog content and wrote short business-oriented blog posts.

KEY SKILLS:

  • Local Journalism
  • Multimedia Reporting
  • News Writing
  • Blogging
  • Feature Writing
  • Proofreading/Editing
  • Research & Fact-Checking
  • AP Style
  • Content Aggregation for Newsletters
  • MS Office: Excel, PowerPoint, Word
  • Adobe: Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, InDesign
  • SEO
  • Social Media Platforms & Management Tools
  • WordPress