RESUME/CV

EXPERIENCE

Freelance Journalist

  • USA Today, Poynter, ThinkProgress, Refinery29, The Arizona Republic, The Bogota Post, Phoenix New Times & More

Reporter
Colombia Reports (Aug 2018-Pres) | Medellín, Colombia

  • Reported on issues facing the Colombia for the country's largest English publication.

Pulliam Fellow
The Arizona Republic (May-Aug 2018) | Phoenix, Arizona

  • Reported and photographed stories on issues including poverty, immigration, education, homelessness and culture in Arizona. Worked in Tucson and on the Navajo Nation. Work featured by USA Today.

Investigative Reporting Intern
OpenSecrets.org/Center for Responsive Politics (Jan-May 2018) | Washington D.C.

  • Investigated the Trump administration, the 2018 elections, dark money, the NRA, political advertising & more at award-winning journalism non-profit in Washington D.C. Stories featured by POLITICO, C-SPAN and various national outlets. Story printed in Congressional record.

Headliners Team Member
National Press Club (Jan-May 2018) | Washington D.C.

  •  Worked with a team of around 20 D.C.-based reporters and editors at the National Press Club heading off their "Headliners" series. Put together community/public forums geared toward discussing and analyzing the biggest headlines of the day.

Investigative Reporter/Photographer
Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting (Aug 2017-Jan 2018) | U.S.-Mexico Border, Arizona-New Mexico

  • Hired for four months to work independently along the U.S.-Mexico border on data-based, multimedia-based project about the environmental impact of Trump's border wall. Story featured by HuffPost.

Washington D.C. Correspondent
Cronkite News/Arizona PBS (May-Aug 2017) | Washington D.C.

  • Covered immigration/border as a credentialed U.S. Capitol reporter in Washington D.C. Wrote, produced photo, video, graphics & social media.

International Reporter
Southwest Borderlands Initiative/Howard G. Buffett Foundation (Aug 2016 - May 2017) | Querétaro/Guanajuato, Mexico; Nogales, Arizona/Mexico

  • Investigated border, immigration, trade & human rights issues along the U.S.-Mexico border & embedded in Querétaro/Guanajuato, Mexico. Work published by USA Today & The Arizona Republic.

Breaking News Reporting Intern
The Arizona Republic (Aug 2016 - May 2018 *Working for Breaking News Team on-and-off through 2017-18) | Phoenix, Arizona

  • Covered crime, courts & community news. Produced photo, video & graphics. Worked with public records. Work featured by USA Today. Brought on to cover #RedForEd, Trump rallies/riots in Phoenix, 2016 campaign and election day & immigration reform.

Editor, Reporter
The State Press (Aug 2014-May 2017) | Tempe, Arizona

  • Leader of digital student publication (120+ staff). Led desk of reporter covering Arizona State University. Since Fall 2014: Columnist, News Reporter, News Editor, Campus Life Editor, Digital Editor.

Other Experience:

  • Digital Production Intern, The Arizona Republic, Dec 2016 -May 2017, Phoenix, Arizona.
  •  Politics Reporting Intern, Arizona Capitol Times, Jan-May 2015, Phoenix, Arizona.

AWARDS/RECOGN.

  • Hearst Journalism Award (2018) - Breaking News Reporting - 2nd Place
  • Arizona Press Club Award (2018) - Community Immigration Reporting
  • Arizona Press Club Award (2018) - Statewide Immigration Reporting - 2nd Place
  • Story printed in Congressional Record -Story on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited on Senate floor during his confirmation hearing.
  • SPJ Mark of Excellence (2018) - Editorial Writing
  • SPJ Mark of Excellence (2018) - Enterprise Reporting - Runner Up
  • Arizona Newspaper Association (2018) - Best News Story - 1st Place
  • Greg Crowder Memorial Photojournalism Award (2018) - Honorable Mention
  • Arizona Press Club Scholarship (2017)
  • Tempe Writer's Forum Non-Fiction Writing Contest (2017) - Finalist

WORK FEATURED

  • BBC World Service
  • USA Today
  • Poynter
  • POLITICO
  • C-SPAN
  • HuffPost
  • ThinkProgress
  • TruthOut
  • Refinery29
  • Detroit Free Press
  • NPR - KJZZ, KALW

SKILLS

  • News, Breaking and Enterprise Reporting
  • DSLR Photography
  • Videography
  • Spanish (Proficient)
  • Data Visualization/Excel
  • Adobe Suite Programs/Photo Mechanic
  • Public Records/9-90's
  • AP Style
  • Team Reporting

EDUCATION

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication | Arizona State University | 2014-18

  • 3.56 GPA
  • Bachelors: Multimedia Journalism | Certificate: Religion and Conflict

TEFL Certificate - 120+ Hours & Practicum

  • International TEFL Academy
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