My Work
As a journalism student, a vital part of my college career is getting as much real world experience as possible before graduating. Having published work, also known as clips, makes me a desirable candidate for potential employers.

My first clip was a short story about the University of Florida Gator Marching Band published in The Independent Florida Alligator, our school's newspaper in OCtober of 2010. Two months later, a story I wrote about the tradition "No Shave November" was published in The Gainesville Sun.

A Photo I Took of All Star Tattoo Employees
In spring of 2011, I interviewed with The North Florida Herald and was offered my first reporting internship. I quickly took the offer, excited to finally belong to the staff of a reputable publication. One of the first articles I wrote for The North Florida Herald was a feature story on a tattoo parlor in the city of High Springs, Fla. To my delight, the story ran as the paper's lead article, along with several photographs I took of the employees at the shop.

Since then, my articles have been featured several times on the front page of the paper. One of the most thrilling parts of being a reporter is seeing your work on the front page of a publication. If a reader even glances at the paper, they almost always see your article.

In September of 2011, I began writing for The Florida Odyssey, UF's branch of a weekly lifestyles magazine written for the Greek community. My experience as a writer helped me quickly move through the ranks of the paper and I became the Contributing Editor of the publication in less than a month.

Being the editor of The Florida Odyssey involves a lot of work. Several of the writers do not have the experience and knowledge of grammar that most staff writers for a publication do. When I sit down to work on an article, I don't know if I'll be editing it for five minutes or half an hour.

In the near future I hope to obtain an internship with The Saint Petersburg Times. It is a daily paper based out of Tampa, Florida and has a circulation of 1.5 million readers! My dream job is to work for Men's Health Magazine.

I'm always on the watch for publications to work for. If you think I would be a valuable part of your publication's team, please feel free to view my resume and contact me via email.