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I’m a multimedia journalist with a concentration on government and climate.

 

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About Me

I’m an award-winning jack-of-all-trades multimedia reporter who believes in journalism as a public service. I’ve carried my passion for constructive solutions journalism through two degrees, various internships/freelance work and into my current role as the Government & Climate Reporter for Charlottesville Tomorrow.

My favorite color is blue, more specifically #134DCE (that’s the hex value in geek-speak), and more often than not what I’m wearing is this color.  I’m also a creative writer with a sci-fi novel along with several short stories in various genres in progress.

Education

I earned my Master of Science in Multimedia Journalism from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia (spring 2018) and my  Bachelor of Arts in Journalism + Design from The New School in New York City (spring 2015).

My undergraduate capstone, Tweet to Kill: Islamic State’s Use of Social Media For Self Promotion, examined how the organization harnessed social media for branding, recruitment, and terror. It featured analysis from branding strategists, counter-terrorism experts, and a Raqqa-based group of citizen journalists.

My graduate capstone, Taking Aim: An Examination of Gun Laws In Virginia, was a documentary film that explored existing and proposed gun legislation along with the people they impact during a legislative session following the deadliest mass shooting in American history. It featured bipartisan commentary from politicians, gun reform and gun rights activists, as well as a Richmond resident who survived the concert shooting in Las Vegas.