Although I’m a Minnesota native, my passion for journalism drew me southward to the University of Missouri.
I will graduate in the spring of 2013 from the convergence journalism sequence at MU. In my four years of study, I’ve learned to tell stories across all platforms. I believe the best journalism allows stories to drive the medium in which they’re told.
In the fall of 2011, I joined Columbia’s NPR affiliate (KBIA-FM) as a reporter. One year later, I also began working as a morning newscaster. In my last few months of reporting, I’ve spoken to family members of an Iraqi-born man convicted of violating federal trade sanctions, a closeted LGBT mid-Missourian about rural health care and the mayor of a town with zero people about population shifts.
In the spring of 2012, I interned for various organizations in Buenos Aires, including el Foro de Periodismo Argentino. There, I worked with other journalists to digitize a report examining the climate of journalism in Argentina. The report received press coverage throughout Argentina as well as in Spain.
I love traveling and learning languages. I’m an avid Spanish speaker and a frequent coffee drinker.
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