The Medicare NewsGroup, Jan. 2012 – Present
Help launch the online publication dedicated to help health care journalist understand Medicare issues as a web producer/reporter.
Aggregate stories and produce original content on Medicare-related news.
The Racine Journal Times, May 2011 – Jan. 2012
Pitched and wrote stories as a night/cops reporter, focusing on crime and follow-ups to breaking news.
Covered the municipalities of the Village of Caledonia and the Village of Mount Pleasant.
Shot photos and videos
Wrote weekly “Glad You Asked” column
The Salinas Californian March, 2009 – April 2011
Pitched and wrote stories as a city hall/public safety reporter
Shot, edited, posted photos, videos with stories.
Posted breaking news online, updated website with online content
Use social media to increase traffic on online stories
The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship, Sept. 2010 – May 2011
Published a project on post-traumatic stress disorder caused gang violence
Centerstage Chicago/Sun-Times Media Group, Oct. 2008 – Feb. 2009
Worked as an editorial intern for the Sun-Times Media Group Arts and Entertainment online publication
Copy editing and fact checking new and existing content
Writing editorial reviews of various businesses in Chicago
Community Magazine Group, Oct. 2008 – Oct. 2009
Worked as a freelance writer for the Chicago-based community health magazine
Wrote cover stories including features on asthma treatments, advances in bariatric surgery, men’s health
Schurz Communications, June 2008 – Aug. 2008
Worked as a media consultant and helped an Indiana-based publication launch the health and fitness magazine InStride
Led market research, conducted focus groups, advertising research
Medill News Service, Jan. 2008 – May 2008
Wrote for the Health and Science section, sports medicine beat
Learned and applied Associated Press style rules
Monterey County Weekly, June 2006 – Sept. 2006
Editorial Intern, Copy-edited Events Calendar
Wrote stories for the “831” feature section, contributed for a cover story and wrote the “Little Miss Sunshine” movie review
Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Master of Science in Journalism, 2007-2008
California State University, Monterey Bay, B.A. in Human Communication, Minor in Sports Administration, 2003-2007
Proficient in Microsoft Office, social networking, Final Cut, Photoshop, content management systems, SEO