Chicago, IL, 60707

Mobile: 773-991-6632


To obtain a reporter position with a major newspaper or magazine.


• More than two years of reporting experience for both a weekly and local campus newspaper

• Proficient with MS Office, Windows, Adobe, and the Internet


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, October 2015

DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois

Courses included:

Introduction to Photography
Special Topics in Journalism
News Reporting
Journalism Law and Ethics
Media/Cultural Studies
Intercultural Communication


Reporter/ Editor, 01/2010-Present
5th Avenue Journal, Triton College, River Grove, Illinois

• Responsible for reporting of all campus social activities

• Researched information for stories for local campus paper

• Interviewed contributors both over the phone and in person

Freelance Reporter, 3/2011-Present
Austin Weekly Newspaper, Chicago, Illinois

• Responsible for beat stories distributed by the editor in chief

• Meet deadlines for weekly publication

Entertainment Reporter, 1/2016-Present, Chicago, Illinois

• Responsible for researching and interviewing people for profile stories

• Meet deadlines for weekly online publication


• Kurtis L. Hermes Award for Journalism (for outstanding journalist), 2012

• Member, Society of Professional Journalist, 2014-Present

Portfolio on Request  –  Available for Relocation

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