April 2015 – July 2017
Reporter with focus on agriculture, conservation, and health beats for daily newspaper serving Hilo and East Hawaii Island. Lead writer for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Centennial section. Occasional events and sports photographer.
- Winner, Long Form Feature Writing, Daily Newspapers, 2016 Society of Professional Journalists (Hawaii chapter) awards
- Finalist, Health Reporting, All Media, 2016 Society of Professional Journalists (Hawaii chapter) awards
- Finalist, Short Form Feature Writing, Daily Newspapers, 2015 Society of Professional Journalists (Hawaii chapter) awards
Reporter, Staff Photographer
March 2011 – April 2015 (staff), May 2010 – October 2010 (freelance)
Covered events, government, education, arts, agriculture, sports, and business for weekly newspaper and daily website. Beat reporter for town of Tisbury. Featured photographer in A Year on the Vineyard (2014).
- 1st Place, Sports Story, 2013 New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) Better Newspaper Contest
- 2nd Place, Transportation Reporting, 2013 NENPA Better Newspaper Contest
- 1st Place, Sports Story, 2012 NENPA Better Newspaper Contest
- 1st Place, Photo Illustration (with cartoonist Paul Karasik), 2012 NENPA Better Newspaper Contest
- 1st Place, Sports Story, 2011 NENPA Better Newspaper Contest
- 1st Place, National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Monthly Clip Contest, Region 1 General News April 2012
- 2nd Place, NPPA Monthly Clip Contest, Region 1 Feature January 2012
- 3rd Place, NPPA Monthly Clip Contest, Region 1 General News July 2011
Edible Vineyard Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, Edgartown, Massachusetts
January 2013 – August 2015 (freelance)
Wrote feature-length stories for quarterly magazine spotlighting local food.
Wrote and photographed sports, agriculture, science, and maritime stories for bimonthly lifestyles magazine.
Graduate Research Assistant
University of Missouri- Columbia
January 2009 – May 2010
Proofread and copy-edited journal article drafts and manuscripts. Researched and compiled historical data.
Photo Editor, Photographer
May – August 2009 (photographer); August 2009 – January 2010, March 2010 (photo editor)
Photographed and edited images for daily newspaper. Assisted with multimedia production. Helped coordinate staff photographer assignments. Newsletter reporter and editor for 61th Missouri Photo Workshop. On-site photographer and photo editor for 2009 Texas Bowl in Houston.
Rice University Campanile
January 2007 – July 2008
Supervised staff of college yearbook. Developed overall theme and design for book. Proofread all content. Coordinated annual book distribution.
Photographer, Copy Reader // Rice Thresher, Houston, Texas
January 2005 – March 2008
Photographer for weekly student-published newspaper. Fact-checked and proofread articles.
conversationally fluent in Spanish // reading knowledge of French
Mac and PC // Canon and Nikon // Microsoft Office
InDesign, InCopy, Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, Dreamweaver, FinalCut Pro
basic html, CSS, and Flash
University of Texas at Austin, journalism doctoral student
August 2017 – present
University of Missouri- Columbia , M.A. in Journalism // class of 2010
Thesis- Picturing Dixieland: A qualitative analysis of 21st-century photojournalism in the American South
Rice University, B.A. in Linguistics, Hispanic Studies // class of 2008
Universitat de Barcelona, fall 2007
Academic Programs International term