• Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and political science from Iowa State University — Class of 2016
  • Honors student, magna cum laude

Media Experience

  • BuzzFeed News: General assignment politics reporter based in the District of Columbia; covers anything from the Hill and White House to state politics. October 2016 — present.
  • National Public Radio: Election desk intern at headquarters; assisted reporters in a variety of tasks including logging interviews, fact checking and booking. September 2016 — October 2016.
  • TIME: Reporting intern in TIME magazine’s D.C. bureau; pitched, reported and wrote articles and briefs, primarily online, about 2016 election focusing on presidential race. June 2016 — August 2016.
  • The Des Moines Register: Reporting intern; covered breaking news, cops, public safety and caucus politics. Part of 2016 caucus curation team. November 2015 — May 2016.
  • Veritas: Editor-in-chief and founder of Iowa State political magazine; handled administrative tasks including overseeing content and organization management. February 2013 — April 2016.
  • Iowa State Daily: Senior reporter and editor; covered politics and general assignments and managed reporters in politics, business, administration and academic beats. September 2012 — October 2015.
  • The Cedar Rapids Gazette: General assignment reporting intern; covered national and local politics and practiced public safety reporting. May 2015 — July 2015.
  • ISU Political Science Department: Research assistant; studied how media impacts the public’s perception of political candidates. November 2013 — May 2015.
  • Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics: Archives intern; specialized in collecting 2014 campaign ads and Hillary Clinton speeches. August 2014 — May 2015.
  • ISUtv: Anchor; reported and edited for news program during election. August 2012 —December 2012.

Special Skills

  • Speaks Spanish fluently.
  • Experienced with digital photography, video editing and audio editing.
  • Experienced using Twitter, Periscope and Snapchat to engage with audience.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Women Impacting ISU Award: One of Catt Center’s 12 Iowa State calendar honorees. 2016.
  • Iowa State Cardinal Key Honor Society: Member of Iowa State’s highest honor society. 2015.
  • Cargill, Inc.: One of 10 U.S. Cargill Global Scholars. 2014.
  • White House Historical Association: Recipient of Hugh Sidey Scholarship in Print Journalism. 2014.

Selected Leadership Positions and Activities

  • Raising Readers in Story County: Volunteered to work with students on reading and STEM skill development; assisted in coordination of Read Across Story County Day. March 2015 — September 2015.


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