B.A. Duke University 

​Television Journalism
The Business of Arts and Media
The Arts in New York: A Thematic Approach
Multimedia Documentary
Social Problems
Arts of the Moving Image
Theories of Visual Media Studies

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  • Atlassian- HipChat Social Media Intern
  • SB Nation/Swish Appeal WNBA Reporter
  • Unikorn, Inc.- Marketing & Social Media Manager
  • The Week at Duke in 60 Seconds (ABC11) Anchor
  • Duke Office of News & Communications Video Reporter
  • NBCUniversal's The Today Show Intern
  • 35th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards
  • 11-year SAG/AFTRA member
  • Duke in New York: Arts and Media Program


  • Writing, shooting, editing, voiceover
  • Edit software (Adobe Premiere, iMovie, Final Cut Pro)
  • Blogging (Wordpress, Tumblr)
  • Social media (Hootsuite, UTM tracking)
  • Marketing analytics (Simply Measured, Google Analytics)
  • Music cues (Volicon, Music publishing sites, Audition)
  • Basic experience with Avid and iNews
  • Microsoft Office
  • ​Internet research
  • Logging​

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Relevant Coursework
M.S. Northwestern University 

Frameworks of Modern Journalism

Foundations of Interactive Journalism (Coding)

Introduction to Editing and News Judgment

Journalism Methods: News Reporting & Writing

Video Journalism

Special Topics: Reporting in Puerto Rico

Ethics and Law of Journalism


News Writing and Reporting
Markets and Marketing
Marketing Management
Psychology of Consumers
Organizations and Management
Markets and Management Capstone

Visual and Media Studies Senior Capstone

Introduction to Visual Culture
History of Documentary
News Writing and Reporting

Media Theory

Social Problems