I’m a journalist, web producer and social media enthusiast with a passion for telling stories and sharing them in cool ways on the internet.
Right now, I work as a digital news editor at the Chicago Tribune, where I produce content items for online, manage our homepage and help tell stories in interactive ways.
I’m just a little too sarcastic for my own good and can usually be found with a coffee in one hand and my iPhone in the other. In my free time, I enjoy reading, blogging, taking Spanish classes, practicing yoga, eating pizza (Detroit-style is best!) and watching hockey.
After Mount Pleasant, Mich. resident Tim Roslund was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and his family allowed me to document the days leading up to death. A three-part series presented in chronological order.
The elected treasurer of Union Township, Mich. refused to defend the township’s budget when it came under attack by the state’s Republican representative candidate, who was running against a member of the township’s board. A seven-part series presented in chronological order.
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) November 8, 2017
No, this isn't the first World Series Chicago has seen in 71 years.(We got you, Sox fans.)
Exactly 145 mobile devices, 78 sets of keys, 45 pairs of eyewear and an unrecordable amount of dignity.
Pop quiz! (Literally.) Will your beverage of choice be taxed under the new Cook County soda tax, which went into effect today?
The black-and-white photo shows a 21-year-old Bernie Sanders, then a University of Chicago student, being taken by…
In case you were wondering what David Ross has been up to. https://t.co/v7xdQ4f3o8
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) October 3, 2017
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) June 6, 2017
Manage website CMS, pull wire content and populate chicagotribune.com homepage.
Managed social media platforms, conducted staff training sessions and personally launched newsroom presence on Snapchat and Facebook Live.
I told community stories in print and online using articles, photos and videos. I also covered local city, township, public education and higher education beats. Gained experience in both hard news and feature writing. Featured work in pagination and editing as well.
I created a branded social media presence for CMU’s Master of Science in Administration department as part of a graduate assistantship. I also provided on-site training for staff.
I worked full time to cover city and township government — as well as breaking news — for a semester-long college internship.
I worked part-time as one of four student interns to spend my summer covering events and writing preview stories, as well as a few community features. I received training in reporting, editing, photography, pagination, video and social media.
College newspaper experience. Roles included staff reporter, senior reporter, copy editor and news editor.
Concentration: Public Administration
Minor: Media Design, Production and Technology
Foreign language concentration: Spanish
I have worked to teach and tutor English language learners one-on-one through the Refugee and Immigrant Community Services division of Heartland Alliance/ Heartland Human Care weekly since July 2018.
I have worked one-on-one with Chicago Public Schools students ages 8 through 18, offering after school homework help and creative writing guidance with 826CHI bi-weekly since May 2016.
I have been a member of Association for Women Journalists-Chicago since Feb. 2016, and have served as part of the board since Aug. 2018.
I speak weekly with Steve Bertrand about relevant topics in news and social media as part of the WGN Radio Wintrust Business Lunch program. You can listen to clips here.
Member since March 2017.