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Appalachian State University – Boone, NC   Graduating May 2011 with B.A.
Major: Journalism          Minor: Media Studies           Dean’s List         Chancellor’s List

ASME Intern

Parents magazine- New York, New York. 6/2010- 8/10

  • Fact checked and researched for articles, blurbs and features (primarily health related)
  • Conducted interviews for Health Editor
  • Assisted in photoshoot (including helping with food styling)
  • Maintained social media such as Twitter and the Goody Blog
  • Carried out administrative tasks (ie. scheduling, contracts, filing, copying)

Spring “Semester in Washington” Intern
Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Service- Washington, DC. 01/2010 – 04/2010

  • Writing around two articles a week regarding Washington, D.C. specific topics
  • Creating multimedia content (ie. videos, slideshows, photography)

Founder/ Editor-in-Chief/ Webmaster
REALITY Check Girl Magazine – – 5/2009- present

  • Designing and managing Web site through, WordPress software and CSS.
  • Managing staff of 8 editors and a 60+ staff of photographers and writers.
  • Editing, writing, and brainstroming content for site’s seven sections for monthly updates.
  • Creating multimedia content including movies and graphics.
  • Managing public relations activity through press release writing.

The Workout Wok – – 7/2010- present

  • Writing daily blog posts about health and food
  • Developing recipes/ creating how-to cooking videos
  • Tweeting multiple times a day about health related news

Assistant Online Editor/ Lifestyles Reporter/ Copy Editor/ Religion Columnist
The Appalachian – Boone, NC. 8/2007 – 12/2009

  • Online Editor for summer and fall semesters. Uploading semi-weekly content and as news breaks.
  • Editing and uploading online columns and blog. Maintaining desk of online reporters and multimedia specialists. Creating multimedia content including videos.
  • Copy Editor for one year. Editing newspaper twice a week for AP style and layout errors.
  • Reporter for two years. Writing two articles a week for Lifestyle section.
  • Online columnist for two years. Writing weekly column regarding religion on The Appalachian online.Was among top three most viewed columns on Web site in 2008.

Contributing Writer/ Photographer – online – 4/2009- 8/2009

  • Writing weekly column for Web site for the “Relationship” and “Food and Fetes” sections.
  • Providing original photographs with my SLR and editing them on Photoshop.

Writing & Editing Consultant/ Layout Editor
Appalachian State University Writing Center – Boone, NC. 8/2008- 12/2009

  • Conducting one-on-one consultations to help students develop their individual essays.
  • Designing layout for 2009 Writing Center literary magazine, The Re-Visioner, with InDesign.

Camp Reporter/ Co-Editor
The Daily Update and The Kronikle – Kamp Kohut, Oxford, ME. – 6/2008- 8/2008

  • Writing and uploading an online update for the Kohut Web site.
  • Teaching newspaper and journalism skills to children ages 8-15 five days a week and editing their work for publication in The Kronikle, weekly newsletter.

Intern Journalist/ Blogger
The Verge section of The Florida Today – Melbourne, FL. – 2002- 2007

  • Writing around three articles a month regarding teen issues in Brevard County high schools.
  • Attending monthly meetings for pitching articles and group critques.Directo
  • Writing popular blog, “Passing Notes: A reflection on love, realationships, and conflict,” weekly.


Photoshop, Illustrator, FinalCut Express/Pro, Joomla!, Dreamweaver, Audacity, iMovie, WordPress, LexisNexis, InDesign, InCopy, Garage Band, SoundSlides, Creative Library, SLR Photography, Some CSS/HTML


2007 Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholar (female Florida representative)
2006 Newspaper Association of America Teen Fellow
One of three scholarship recipients for The Verge from The Florida Today


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