Work Experience

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

  • Reports on statewide education issues for all NPR and PBS member stations in Indiana.
  • Produces radio and television spots and features.
  • Covers the legislature and how policy plays out in classrooms statewide.
  • Produces feature stories about education trends and issues in the state.
  • Gather, edit and mixes all audio for stories.
  • Maintains a daily education blog that reaches 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
Minor: English

 

Related Experience

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.