writer | editor | photographer
Intern at Billy Penn | January 2017 – present
As an intern at Billy Penn, a mobile news startup based in Philadelphia, I pitch, report and write my own stories on a weekly basis. I also occasionally take photos for articles and to post on Billy Penn’s social media. In order to contribute useful content to a fast paced, community focused news outlet I pay close attention to local figures and current events via social media while also using the same means to interact with the community I cover.
German American Chamber of Commerce Event Photographer | January 2015 – present
I photograph formal events including, in the past year, a gala and a Biergarten, for Philadelphia’s German American Chamber of Commerce, which promotes trade and investment opportunities between Germany and the United States. I then edit and upload the photos to the GACC’s Flickr page.
Editor of the Tab at Temple | January 2015 – December 2016
I reported, wrote and photographed for Temple University’s newly founded branch of The Tab, an international student news organization with over 3 million monthly readers at over 60 universities. I wrote features, breaking news stories, sports articles, and general interest pieces and recruited writers and controlled content along with two co-editors. I was responsible for organizing weekly meetings between the editors, the marketing team and the staff writers. I also proofread all content before posting to the site.
Intern at The Tab | Summer 2016
While interning at The Tab’s US headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, I worked closely alongside professional journalists on breaking news stories, reported from around New York City, and participated in meetings pitching stories. I also worked independently on larger projects, such as doing research and writing a script for a debate between a student supporter of Hillary Clinton and a student supporter of Donald Trump, which I then moderated for a livestream reaching thousands of online viewers.
Her Campus Temple Health and Fitness Staff Writer | 2014-2015
I wrote weekly articles for Temple University’s branch of Her Campus, a national online collegiate women’s magazine. I interviewed both students and experts and researched topics such as the dangers of drugs frequently abused by college students, the benefits of a vegetarian diet, and methods for managing anxiety and depression in college.
Skills & Technology
Writing & Editing: WordPress
I use WordPress daily to write, edit, and publish articles to The Tab Temple’s website. I created and maintain a personal WordPress website.
Photography & Videography: Lightroom, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro
I shoot photo and video on Canon Rebel t5i and photograph formal events for the German American Chamber of Commerce. I also have experience in animal and documentary photography. Recently, I put together a 40-paged book on euthanasia in Philadelphia’s animal shelters using my research and photos from several shelters. I use Lightroom and Photoshop to edit photos and Final Cut Pro to create video packages.
Design: InDesign, Photoshop
I created my personal logo and business card using Photoshop and InDesign. I used InDesign to arrange the layout for my book on euthanasia in Philadelphia’s animal shelters and used Photoshop to create an infographic.
Social Media: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
I use Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to share articles from The Tab and Her Campus, and I frequently update my personal accounts.
I read, write, and speak French proficiently. In 2013, I spent nearly a month abroad in Maussane-les-Alpilles, Montpellier, and Paris, France with a French family in order to practice language skills and to gain an understanding of French culture, manners, and behavior. I have used French in previous retail work settings to communicate with foreign customers.
Temple University | 2013-current
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