2017-present – Features Reporter, The Arizona Republic/azcentral, Phoenix, AZ
- Wrote breaking trending news items on rapper Lil Peep’s death in Tucson, a collection of Aretha Franklin’s shadiest moments The Bachelor and Harvey Weinstein being slapped in Phoenix.
- Film reviews on Roma, Suspiria, Welcome to Marwen, Creed II, The Favourite and Vox Lux.
- Interviewed celebrities like Emma Stone, Isabelle Huppert, Steve Carell, Adam Rippon, John Waters, Paula Abdul, Lea Michele, Darren Criss and Jim Gaffigan.
- Organized and updated events calendars by editing and writing briefs.
- Emceed events for the USA TODAY Network’s Storytellers program and hosted “Get It Together” videos.
2015-2016 – Public Safety/Breaking News Reporter, The Arizona Republic/azcentral, Phoenix, AZ
- Heavily focused on high-profile crime in the Phoenix metro including Mesa police shooting Daniel Shaver, the death of Muhammad Ali in Scottsdale and the Hamilton High School hazing case.
- Shot photos and video at crime scenes, fires, protests and events to accompany stories.
- Remained an active member of The Arizona Republic’s diversity council by hosting dialogues and writing inclusive stories on dead-naming and LGBTQ events coverage.
2015 – Breaking News Intern, The Arizona Republic/azcentral, Phoenix, AZ
- Published breaking news articles on press conferences, accidents, fires, court cases and arrests.
- Accessed public records and created a map spotlighting officer-involved shootings.
- Updated stories as they unfolded, including the Canal Murders arrest and the March 2015 llama chase.
2014 – Editorial Intern, Phoenix Magazine, Phoenix, AZ
- Frequented the “Phoenix Files” department through various lifestyle and spotlight pieces.
- Utilized photography and editing skills for pieces on ASU’s laptop orchestra and new Tempe restaurants.
- Researched allied health care organizations and associations for a supplemental publication.
2011-present – From the Motion Picture, Tumblr blog
- Amassed more than 10,800 followers and 3.4 million notes for a blog dedicated to original GIFs.
- Created more than 5,600 posts featuring Real Housewives, James Bond, politics and obscure horror movies.
- Most popular GIF (a 2013 post from That ‘70s Show) net 742,731 notes.
Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ | 2012-2015 | Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication
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