Resume

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Why? A tale of writer's block“A versatile journalist with a passion for storytelling who wants to give a voice to the voiceless on a global scale.”

Editorial Experience


Communications Associate

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Marietta, GA. August 2017 – Present.

  • Create social media strategy, enhance digital presence, write press releases and design posters.

Editorial Student Assistant

University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences, Tuscaloosa, AL. September 2014 – February 2017.

  • Created press releases and edited department websites in WordPress

Reporting Intern

The Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa, AL. January 2015 – April 2015; August 2016 – December 2016.

  • Covered a variety of news as a general assignment reporter writing a story every week under deadline.

Reporting Intern 

The Daily Home. Talladega, AL. June 2016 – August 2016

  • Wrote features, covered the crime beat, took photos and created videos for the website

Freelancer

Tuscaloosa Magazine. Tuscaloosa, AL. May 2015 – August 2015.

  • Wrote 600- to 900-word profiles and features under deadline

News Intern

WVUA TV. Tuscaloosa, AL. May 2015 – August 2015.

  • Edited and linked videos, interviewed subjects, took video, and wrote scripts

Copy desk intern

The Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa, AL. August 2014 – December 2014

  • Edited articles using AP Style, assigned them into layout in InDesign and created headlines

News Intern August

Alabama Public Radio, Tuscaloosa, AL. August 2014 – December 2014

  • Conducted interviews using soundboard, cut audio, and compiled news stories

Contributing Writer

The Crimson White (University of Alabama student newspaper), Tuscaloosa, AL. August 2013 – April 2014.

  • Wrote 30 articles, took at least one weekly, often meeting tight deadlines

International Experience


News Desk Intern

The Courier Mail, Brisbane, Australia. One week in June 2017.

  • Helped create daily word-on-the-street pieces along with two business articles

Writer and photographer

Alpine Living International Magazine, Tuscaloosa, AL. September 2016 – April 2017

  • Traveling to New Zealand in March to write features and take photos and videos

Writer and photographer 

Vida Digital Magazine. Tuscaloosa, AL. January 2016 – May 2016.

  • Interviewed in Spanish to create multimedia content after traveling to Chile

Writer and photographer

Alpine Living International Magazine, Tuscaloosa, AL. September 2014 – April 2015

  • Traveled to England and Wales, wrote five feature stories, and took photos for print and online.

Study abroad in Morocco

AmidEast Regional Studies in French, Fall 2015

  • Studied Arabic, stayed with a host family for the four-month semester, and took cultural and political studies classes in French

Study abroad in Australia

UA Exchange: Queensland University of Technology, Spring 2017

  • Studying international journalism classes along with other media topics during the four month semester

International Student Ambassador

Serbian Fellowship, University of Alabama Honors College Initiative, January – May 2014

  • Visited Serbia for two weeks with pilot team to bridge cultures and deepen cultural awareness

 Education


Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Information Sciences, May 2017

The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Major: Journalism, Minor: International Studies

University Honors Program, GPA: 3.9/4.0

Languages


French, Fluent

Spanish, Proficient

Arabic, Proficient

Skills


DSLR photography and videography, Advanced

Photoshop, Advanced

InDesign, Intermediate

Social media data mining, Intermediate

HTML and CSS, elementary

Honors


Graduated summa cum laude, May 2017

Photo show at the University of Alabama, “From a dark place,” January 2017

Kappa Tau Alpha Honor Society member, 2014

Presidential Scholar, University of Alabama, 2013 – May 2017

Leadership/Activities


Founder and co-president of International Communications Club January 2016 − January 2017

Social Media Monitor of Voting Issues, Electionland by ProPublica, November 2016

Co-founder and Secretary of Arabic Culture Club February 2014 – April 2015

Black Belt Student Leader and Photographer February 2014 – August 2014     

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