Experience

Professional Work and Internships
Investigative reporter, The fayetteville observer – current role
  • Tackling investigative and data-driven enterprise projects in Fayetteville, NC
  • Reported in 2021 Locked Away Investigation that examined psychiatric treatment centers in NC
  • Coverage of Jan. 2022 Andrew Brown protests with high social media engagement
  • In-depth projects on Fayetteville’s Market House, City Council, universities, economic development
Regional enterprise reporter, the fayetteville observer
  • Covered southeastern NC rural counties – Bladen, Sampson, Columbus, Hoke, Harnett, Robeson
  • Focus areas on environmental issues, reproductive health, education, COVID-19, social justice, economic development, race and identity
  • Traveled to Elizabeth City, NC to cover 2021 Andrew Brown protests for USA Today Network
Fellow, the charlotte post, we are hearken, sos election
  • Covered North Carolina’s election issues and stories for The Charlotte Post newspaper
  • Complied source list of congressional leaders, community activists, and local voters
Fellow, the nation magazine
  • Reported from the perspectives of young voters in America and the 2020 presidential election
Politics intern, E.W. Scripps/Newsy
  • 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
Graduate School | American University
  • MA in Investigative Journalism and Public Affairs
  • National Association of Black Journalists
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