University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
B.A., Journalism, Reporting concentration, May 2013
Minor: English Overall GPA: 3.2
WOMEN’S ADVENTURE MAGAZINE, BOULDER, CO
The outdoor magazine for women who run, bike, backpack, climb, paddle, snowboard, ski, travel and enjoy outdoor endeavors.
Contributor, June 2013- present
• Write and photograph adventure activities, such as skydiving, scuba diving and zorbing.
VAGABOND EXPLORER MAGAZINE
Around the world perpetual travel.
Contributor, September 2013- present
• Write and photograph cultural features of Santiago, Chile.
RIVAL MAGAZINE, CHAPEL HILL, NC
Joint student publication between UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University
Editor in Chief June 2011- May 2013
Managing Editor August 2010-May 2011
• Edited all stories, 16-20 articles per issue, for content and grammatical errors.
• Organized a staff of 28, efficiently communicating and offering encouragement and constructive criticism.
• Contributed to story and artwork ideas, crafting assignment shells to produce a cohesive magazine.
• Wrote on average one story per issue, ranging from detailed four-page features to editorial commentary.
• Designed on average one spread per issue, ranging from graphic blurbs to three page spreads.
TRAVEL WEEKLY, SECAUSUS, NJ
The national newspaper of the travel industry
Editorial Intern, May- August 2012
• Published as a writer and photographer on content such as new tourism trends and adventure activities.
• Traveled on assignment to Puerto Rico, Mexico and NYC, learning to ably handle journalistic endeavors.
• Assisted with copy editing and producing story ideas.
YAHOO! NEWS and YAHOO! SHINE
Yahoo’s news center and Yahoo’s women’s lifestyle and parenting center.
Contributor, June- August 2012
• Wrote six published articles, ranging from breaking news on robberies to features on parenting skills.
Adventure Activity Experience
Single-engine aircraft solo flight, skydiving, kiteboarding, scuba diving, off-road driving, swimming with whale sharks, zorbing, indoor skydiving, parasailing, ziplining and wilderness hiking.
HOT 100 AWARD, YAHOO!: July 2012. An award given monthly to the most successful contributing writers based upon monthly page views and audience response.
ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS: Stephenson-Biddex Scholarship, 2012, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Paul Green Houston Scholarship, 2012, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Proficient with InDesign, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office and Photoshop. Trained in HTML/CSS coding with SEO and tagging emphasis. Skilled in social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.