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Portfolio & Resume

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Personal Profile

I am a thorough and empathetic journalist dedicated to telling
local stories that reveal the narrative beneath the surface and
ensure transparency and accountability in the community.

Skills Summary

  • Research skills
  • Collaboration
  • Perceptive of new story ideas and angles
  • Time management
  • Willing to adapt and learn new skills
  • Attention to detail
  • AP Style
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Adobe InDesign
  • WordPress
  • SQL

Work Experience

News Intern
Des Moines Business Record
(September 2020 – May 2021

  • Wrote two original enterprise stories for the 2021 Innovation Iowa Magazine
  • Searched public records for real estate transactions and wrote summaries for the real estate newsletter
  • Assisted with writing and research for the daily newsletter and enterprise stories as needed

Breaking News Manager
The Times-Delphic Newspaper (August 2020-May 2021)

  • Reported on breaking news events with live-tweets and written summaries for online publication
  • Write stories for print as needed


Drake University
BAJMC in News, May 2021

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Completed a multi-disciplinary concentration focused on computer programming and research skills
  • Investigative Reporters & Editors Data Journalism Bootcamp, January 2020
  • Member, Kappa Tau Alpha Honor Society

Des Moines Area Community College
Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, May 2019

  • Editor-in-Chief, Campus Chronicle Student Newspaper, 2018-2019
  • Member, President’s List
  • Member, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society