A look at my resume.

Summary

I'm a versatile reporter with four years of experience at two publications, covering everything from breaking news and crime to sports and culture. I specialize in politics and elections, and have been published in more than a half-dozen Connecticut newspapers. My reporting has been included in daily briefings from POLITICO and Morning Consult.


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Work

Connecticut Mirror
General Assignment Reporter (May 2017 - present)
Freelance Reporter (Aug. 2016 - May 2017)

The Daily Campus
Senior Staff Writer (Oct. 2015 - May 2016)
Staff Writer (March 2013 - Oct. 2015)
Campus Correspondent (Aug. 2012 - March 2013)


Education

University of Connecticut, Class of 2017
B.A. in Journalism

Lee County (Ga.) High School, Class of 2012
Honors with Distinction

Interviewing U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., during a press conference in Hartford, Conn. Photo courtesy of Fairfield, Conn. food policy advocate Tara Cook-Littman.

Interviewing U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., during a press conference in Hartford, Conn. Photo courtesy of Fairfield, Conn. food policy advocate Tara Cook-Littman.


Key Skills

Public speaking, social media utilization, print and web layout design, HTML/CSS coding, Adobe Creative Cloud software experience


Awards

10th Place - Breaking News
Hearst Journalism Awards (2017)

News Story of the Year
The Daily Campus (2016)

Most Valuable Copy Editor
The Daily Campus (2016)

Rookie of the Year
The Daily Campus (2013)


Publication History

I've been published in: The Connecticut Mirror, Hartford Business Journal, Waterbury Republican-American, The Day of New London, Norwalk Hour, Norwich Bulletin, Manchester Journal-Inquirer and The Daily Campus. In addition, my reporting has been included in POLITICO and Morning Consult daily briefings. My writing portfolio is available here.


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Journalism Experience


The Connecticut Mirror

    General Assignment Reporter May 2017 - present

    • Responsible for reporting on a wide range of stories in Connecticut politics and public policy
    • Handle day-to-day operations of the publication's social media accounts
    • Covered Trump's commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy, Comey's firing, state legislation, higher education, homelessness and health care

    Freelance Reporter Aug. 2016 - May 2017

    • Responsible for in-depth feature projects and major event coverage
    • Covered the November elections, Trump’s inauguration, the Women’s March, a major federal rail project, state and national politics, children’s issues and health care

    Summer Reporting Fellow June 2016 - Aug. 2016

    • Handled on-deadline reporting, feature stories and enterprise projects throughout the summer
    • Covered state and national issues, including the presidential campaign, state elections, congressional legislation, health care reform and children’s issues

    Legislative Session Intern Jan. 2016 - May 2016

    • Responsible for on-deadline reporting and enterprise projects during the legislative session
    • Covered legislative committee hearings, contentious bills, higher education and the presidential primary

The Daily Campus

    Senior Staff Writer Oct. 2015 - May 2016

    • Handled on-deadline reporting and features in the news, sports and life departments
    • Covered numerous university and higher education stories while spending one year on the state and national politics beat, one year on the town beat and one year on the police beat

    Page Designer Aug. 2013 - May 2016

    • Laid out the front page and two inside news pages on a weekly basis and the sports pages as needed
    • Note: This time span includes a gap year I took during the 2014-15 academic year, when I was not working at The Daily Campus.

    Copy Editor Nov. 2012 - May 2016

    • Searched stories to find spelling, grammatical and factual errors and checked pages before publication
    • Note: This time span includes a gap year I took during the 2014-15 academic year, when I was not working at The Daily Campus.

    Staff Writer March 2013 - Oct. 2015

    • Note: This time span includes a gap year I took during the 2014-15 academic year, when I was not working at The Daily Campus.

    Campus Correspondent Aug. 2012 - March 2013


Political Experience


Georgia Teen Republicans

    State Chairman June 2011 - June 2012

    • Worked with 50 chapters across the state to promote political involvement among youth and encourage awareness of current events
    • Coordinated numerous statewide events, including a statewide voter registration drive for high school students

    Southwest Sub-Region Director Oct. 2010 - June 2011

    • Worked with Republican campaigns during the 2010 elections to coordinate youth participation

    State Treasurer June 2009 - May 2010

    • Organized major fundraisers while helping to prepare the organization for the 2010 elections

Rick Allen for U.S. Congress

    Field Director April 2010 - July 2010

    • Worked with and recruited volunteers across the 2nd Congressional District and traveled to campaign events with the candidate
    • Helped to craft the campaign's message, develop policy positions as well as write and distribute press releases

Huck PAC

    National High School Volunteer Coordinator Jan. 2009 - Jan. 2010

    • Worked with regional and state coordinators around the country to organize efforts promoting youth involvement
    • Organized volunteers to participate in PAC-supported campaign efforts during the 2009 special election in New York's 20th Congressional District and the Virginia gubernatorial election


Additional Experience


Lee County (GA) School System

    Director of Forensics May 2014 - June 2015

    • Oversaw all interscholastic speech and debate activities at Lee County High School
    • Responsible for coaching all of the team's practices as well as developing a competitive tournament schedule to provide opportunities for students to rank at the state and national level
    • Worked with both middle school and high school students in preparation for competition
    • Coached students to four state championships and 11 national qualifications