Work Experience

Education Reporter- KUT 90.5 FM
  Austin, Texas (August 2017-current)

  • Covers K-12 education in Austin

  • Stories focus on equity issues within local school districts.

Education Reporter- Indiana Public Broadcasting
  Bloomington, Ind. (May 2014-July 2017)

  • Reported on statewide education issues for all NPR and PBS member stations in Indiana.

  • Produced radio and television spots and features.

  • Covered the legislature and how policy plays out in classrooms statewide.

  • Produced feature stories about education trends and issues in the state.

  • Gathered, edited and mixed all audio for stories.

  • Maintained a daily education blog that reached thousands of readers each day.

 

  Morning Edition Newscaster- WFIU
  Bloomington, Ind. (Aug. 2013-May 2014)

  • Wrote and delivered four newscasts during the Morning Edition broadcast.

  • Posted all stories online and uploaded them to Twitter and Facebook.

  • Reported and wrote spots for newscasts.

Noon Edition Producer- WFIU
Bloomington, Ind. (Aug. 2013-May 2014)

  • Came up with show topics for weekly talk show.

  • Booked guests, conducted pre-interviews, prepared all promotion materials for show.


Talk Show Producing Intern- KCUR

Kansas City, Mo. (Dec. 2012-Aug. 2013)

  • Assisted producer in coming up with show ideas, booking guests, conducting pre-interviews and writing web copy and on air promos for the daily talk show.

  • Sat in booth during show communicating with host, answering phone calls from listeners and tweeting updates on show.

  • Filled in for full time producer to complete all duties when he was out of the office.

Education

The University of Kansas
Bachelor of Science in Journalism, 2013
Minor: English

 

Related Experience

Education Writer's Association Fellow
2018

Institute for Justice in Journalism
2016 Fellow

  • Chosen as one of 18 journalists from across the country.

  • 2016 fellowship focused on immigrant children.

  • My work as a fellow focused on Indiana's English learners and how small communities with large EL populations were serving, or underserving, those students.

Communications Director- Middle Coast Film Festival
Bloomington, Ind. (May 2015-current)

  • Managed all social media and external communications for film festival.

  • Worked with filmmakers, producers and distribution companies across the country to promote films showing in festival.

  • Served as a bridge between out of town filmmakers and local organizations to create relationships and opportunities for both entities, in an attempt to grow the film industry in Indiana and the midwest.

 

Awards

Edward R. Murrow- Best Radio News Series in a Large Market

In 2016, I reported on issues facing English Learners across Indiana, and the local attempts to get kids learning the language so they could succeed academically. This series won an Edward R. Murrow for Best Radio News Series in a Large Market