Graduate School | American University
While in graduate school, I learned how to become an investigative journalist. I had prior experience in politics and public affairs but the structure of the program helped to refine my journalistic skills.
I was able to get more experience reporting and producing my stories. I used social media sites like Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter to create visuals that would promote my investigative work.
Many of my classes were self-driven and I was given the freedom to write about topics that interested me. I wrote about local news in Washington, D.C. and national politics.
Additionally, I covered weekly hearings in the House and Senate on topics ranging from DACA, Medicaid, Voting rights, and the impeachment of Donald Trump.
One of my most interesting moments was covering two SCOTUS hearings about a civil rights statute and abortion rights.
Professional Work and Internships
E.W. Scripps/Newsy Intern
- research and reporting projects to assist the political and investigative reporters
North Carolina Governor’s Office, Roy Cooper, 2017-2019
- Awards Director – approved all awards on governor’s behalf
- Public Engagement – yielded phone calls, responded to emails and letters from constituents across the state
Undergrad | The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- B.A. Political Science
- Staff Writer, The Niner Times – student-led
- The Ivy League Producer, Kappa Kappa Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority