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

Media Experience

  • TIME magazine: Staff writer; covers politics for print and digital. Previous assignments include profiling presidential candidates, writing about the racial justice protests, and reporting on the President contracting COVID-19. Coverage includes analytical day stories, features, travel dispatches and profiles. May 2019 — present.
  • BuzzFeed News: General assignment politics reporter; covered Capitol Hill and specialized in House Democrats. Assignments ranged from covering Hurricane Irma to White House pool duty.  Coverage included breaking news posts, daily stories, features, and profiles. October 2016 — April 2019.
  • 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 online articles about the 2016 election focusing on the 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.
  • The Cedar Rapids Gazette: General assignment reporting intern in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; assisted in covering national and local politics. May 2015 — July 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.

Special Skills

  • Speaks Spanish fluently
  • Experience working with breaking news team
  • Experience covering rallies and protests
  • Completed BuzzFeed’s internal Hostile Environment First Aid Training
  • Experience conducting video interviews for TIME 100 Talks and appeared regularly on BuzzFeed’s live morning Twitter show, AM2DM
  • Completed media training at TIME; experience appearing on television and radio

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Iowa STATEment Maker: University award recognizing early professional achievement. 2020.
  • Iowa State Cardinal Key Honor Society: Member of Iowa State’s highest honor society. 2015.
  • White House Historical Association: Recipient of Hugh Sidey Scholarship in Print Journalism. 2014.

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