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 posts based on site engagement as of 11/14/18:

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: 

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