I BELIEVE

I believe in journalism as a public service. That means keeping service to the community at the core of my work by reporting beyond what happens in chambers and exploring  who is impacted and how. 

ABOUT

I AM

I am an award-winning reporter with a passion for solutions journalism and a special love for writing about government at the local, state and national level.

an award-winning reporter with a passion for solutions journalism and a special love for writing about government at the local, state and national level.

in journalism as a public service. That means keeping service to the community at the core of my work by reporting beyond what happens in chambers and exploring  who is impacted and how. 

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

SKILLS

Charlottesville Tomorrow

Government + Climate Reporter

March 2019 - Present

•  Cover city, county, and state politics focusing on equity, race, and climate.
• Collaborate with the editorial team and freelance journalists to create digital and multimedia journalism projects that offer solutions to long-standing problems.
• Develop trusted source networks among government leaders and staff, in addition to community and nonprofit leaders.

Freelance Multimedia Journalist

Style Weekly | Capital News Service | The Virginia Mercury

September 2017 – Present

•  Created the visual trailer for the “Southern Nightmare” podcast in partnership with Style Weekly and WRIR radio
• Tracked the progress of more than 70 gun-related bills in Virginia’s 2018 General Assembly for an article featuring a Las Vegas survivor that was picked up by several publications throughout the state
• Documented Virginia’s 2017 general election through photography, written articles, and videos, to include profiles of the Lt. Gov. candidates and a Style Weekly Facebook video of a campaign event that garnered more than 4.6K views

Richmond BizSense

Reporter

September 20178– January 2019

• Broke news of the Board of Pharmacy’s selections for Virginia’s first five medical cannabis dispensaries
• Scooped a story on The Giving Wall, a fusion of philanthropy, technology, and municipal government, to benefit low-income residents with specific one-off needs
• Published over 70 stories on startups, small businesses, and the intersection of politics and business
• Learned key jargon and technical concepts to understand businesses in their context
• Expanded journalist toolkit of working with public records and searching databases

ABC 8 WRIC

Multimedia Intern

May 2017 – August 2017

• Managed social media and website content on the night of Virginia’s 2017 gubernatorial primaries
• Filed over 50 Freedom of Information Act requests to assist the station’s lead investigative reporter
• Conducted field interviews for various stories including city officials, property owners, and citizens in crisis due to fire and accidents
• Produced over 20 multimedia packages to enhance stories for web and broadcast

Writing | Photography | Videography | Adobe Suite | Google & Microsoft Platforms | Social Media | Research | Content Management Systems | Web & Print Layout Design | Coding (HTML5, CSS)

GayRVA.com | RVA Magazine

Editorial Intern

January 2017 – May 2017

• Tracked 10 LGBT-related bills in committee at Virginia’s 2017 General Assembly
• Interviewed a Libyan college student who was renewing her visa abroad during the travel ban
• Profiled candidates and reported on campaign events for the House of Delegates and the Gubernatorial primaries

AWARDS + PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

1st Place - Health, Science & Environmental Writing | Virginia Press Association | 2020
1st Place - Breaking News Writing | Virginia Press Association | 2019
1st Place - Feature Story Writing | Virginia Press Association | 2019
1st Place - Video | Virginia Press Association | 2019
Three 2nd Place Awards | Virginia Press Association | 2020
Three 3rd Place Awards | Virginia Press Association | 2020
Three 2nd Place Awards | Virginia Press Association | 2019
3rd Place - Public Safety Writing | Virginia Press Association | 2019

Business & Sustainability Initiative | Solutions Journalism Network | 2021 - 2022
The Press & Politics Conference | POLITICO Journalism Institute | 2018
Online Verification Course | First Draft News Organization | 2019

EDUCATION

Master of Science in Multimedia Journalism

Virginia Commonwealth University

2018

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism + Design

The New School

2015

1st Place - Health, Science & Environmental Writing
     • Virginia Press Association | 2020
1st Place - Breaking News Writing
     • Virginia Press Association | 2019
1st Place - Feature Story Writing
     • Virginia Press Association | 2019
1st Place - Video
     • Virginia Press Association | 2019
Three 2nd Place Awards
     • Virginia Press Association | 2020
Three 3rd Place Awards
     • Virginia Press Association | 2020
Three 2nd Place Awards
     • Virginia Press Association | 2019
3rd Place - Public Safety Writing
     • Virginia Press Association | 2019

Business & Sustainability Initiative 
     • Solutions Journalism Network | 2021-2022
The Press & Politics Conference
     • POLITICO Journalism Institute | 2018
Online Verification Course
     • First Draft News Organization | 2019