My life is my message and journalism is my passion.
I am recent graduate from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and minors in politics and environmental studies. My education, experience and passion for communications, as well as my leadership capabilities, is what makes me a stand out reporter for the sustainability and social justice movements.
As can be seen in my enclosed resume, I am Co-Editor for the Upfront section of Buzzsaw Magazine, which encourages me to use creative communication and out-of-the box thinking to engage readers and inspire writers. I was the Ithaca College’s Society of Professional Journalists’ chapter president, so I am comfortable organizing events and speaking in front of groups. During my presidency, we were named Chapter of the Year out of 200 other collegiate chapters nationally. I am currently still on the executive board as secretary.
I have also had three internships within the past three semesters. For student employment, I am a President’s Host tour guide. I also take part in community service. I volunteered for a semester with the Village at Ithaca, a group that advocates for equity for children in the Ithaca school system. Lastly, I am a mentor for Big Brother/ Big Sister, where I use my imagination to entertain my "little" and expand her perspective on the world.
In all of these positions, I am constantly applying my leadership and communication skills that I am always working on, through workshops I attend as a Leadership Scholar. With this busy schedule, I have been able to acquire excellent organizational skills, exceptional professionalism and tremendous time management. My leadership experience in my clubs and campus involvement has taught me that hard work and diligence can produce amazing results, and that constructive communication in a group is key to any type of personal or professional success. My work with the Society of Professional Journalism has given me countless opportunities to network, making friends across the country while advocating our first amendment rights. My other journalism experiences have made me even more confident in my career path, continuing to ignite my passion for writing.