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Social Media Curator + Staff Writer | January 2018  – present

Social media curators respond to viral posts and trends online in addition to scheduling out Facebook and Twitter. No topic is off-limits and curators cover everything political including but not limited to: the Trump administration, Congress, state policies, media personalities, foreign affairs, late night talk shows and responses to breaking news.

Sample of top performing articles based on site engagement:

Sample of top performing Facebook posts based on audience reactions and clicks:

City Desk Reporter | June 2017 – January 2018 

Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Gulf Coast on Aug. 25.
A PDF compilation of print articles from pre-reporting and immediate aftermath: 

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Digital breaking news reporting

The long road ahead: recovery efforts in SETX

Breaking news (city beat, criminal justice, features) 

Tristan Dilley and Paul Adams case 
This October murder/suicide that made national headlines after a 14-year-old junior varsity cheerleader was killed by a secret older boyfriend who later committed suicide. Scary items purchased by the killer gave insight into his sinister plot.

Miscellaneous reporting and writing

Breaking news reporter | January 2016 – August 2016 

Member of the social media digital curation teams #IowaCaucusWatch and #RegisterNow

2016 embed during the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Race Across Iowa (RAGBRAI)

Weekly student newspaper of Drake University | Des Moines, IA

Digital Editor, fall 2014
News Editor, spring 2015
Managing Editor, spring 2016