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Media Experience

Redbook Magazine

Home and Lifestyle Intern

  • Researched and pitched story ideas
  • Assisted with producing photo shoots
  • Helped scout design market for products and trends
  • Performed administrative tasks: scheduling appointments, updating excel lists, calling in and returning products to PR firms

New York, N.Y.
June 2009- August 2009

College Magazine

Reporter

  • Wrote articles on academics, fashion, nightlife, sex, sports and more
  • Published an insider view on everything from how to get ahead in college to how to throw the ultimate themed party

Washington, D.C.
September 2009- Present

Advantage Publishing Inc.

Editorial and Photography Intern

  • Focused writing on home decor, restaurants and fashion for its lifestyle magazine, Home: Living in the Heart of Florida
  • Excelled as a photographer, capturing people, places, events and food

Gainesville, Fla.
December 2008- May 2009

Orange & Blue Magazine

Senior Editor

  • Worked as a bridge between writers and executive editors to edit and produce Gainesville‚Äôs alternative magazine

Gainesville, Fla.
December 2010- Present

The Independent Florida Alligator

Reporter

  • Served as a news and entertainment writer for the largest student-run daily newspaper in the United States
  • Mastered AP style and grammar

Gainesville, Fla.
August 2008- Present

The Gainesville Sun

Reporter

  • Received daily deadline and newsroom experience by writing and publishing news and entertainment stories

Gainesville, Fla.
August 2008- Present

Additional Experience

Share Our Strength

Executive Department Intern

  • Served as assistant manager for Hinges of Hope-a series of tours that connect constituents with hunger afflicted communities
  • SOperated on the Internal Conference of Leaders Committee- an annual conference for 350-400 sponsors, partners and volunteers
  • Worked on recruitment projects researching potential new restaurants, companies and individual partners

Washington, D.C.
June 2008- August 2008

Education

UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA, College of Journalism and Communications

Bachelor of Science: Magna Cum Laude

Gainesville, Fla.
April 2010