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Panda Gossips

Director | Sept. 29, 2017 – Present

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TechieSense

Freelance Copy Editor | Aug. 27, 2017 – Nov. 1, 2017

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Freelance Copy Editing, Upwork

December 2015 – Nov. 1, 2017


The Burr Magazine

Editor-in-Chief | Fall 2015 – Spring 2016
Managing Editor | Spring 2015
Copy Desk Chief | Spring 2014 – Fall 2014
Copy Editor Spring 2013 – Fall 2013

Kent State’s award-winning, student-run journalistic magazine. Refined the magazine’s brand, mission and logo, launched a new website and created a readership survey. Wrote five stories, edited all stories and blogs and contributed to design, photo and audio.

Burr Spring 2016 cover
The Burr Magazine Spring 2016
Editor-in-Chief

Awards

Third Place
Online Magazine
Spring 2016 AEJMC Student Magazine Contest

Second Place
Single Issue of an Ongoing Magazine—Design
Spring 2016 AEJMC Student Magazine Contest

Fall 2015 Burr Cover
The Burr Magazine Fall 2015
Editor-in-Chief

BodyWeapon
“Your Body is a Weapon”
The Burr Magazine Spring 2016
theburr.com
Editor-in-Chief

More Than Meats the Eye: Why students should consider a vegetari
“More Than Meats the Eye: Why students should consider a vegetarian diet”
theburr.com
Editor-in-Chief

pre-cover mag
“Becoming Kyle”
The Burr Magazine Spring 2015
Republished by Generation Progress
Managing Editor

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“Everybody Talks”
The Burr Magazine Fall 2014
Copy Desk Chief

The Chautauquan Daily

Copy Editing Intern | June 2015 – Aug. 2015

Chautauqua Institution’s seasonal newspaper that publishes six days a week for nine weeks. Edited every story for AP Style, grammar, clarity and accuracy, contributed article to the final issue.

“The Doo Wop Project to bring creative harmony to Amp”

The Kent Stater

City Reporter | Spring 2016
Administration Reporter | Fall 2014
Academics Reporter | Spring 2014
Copy Editor | Fall 2013

Kent State’s award-winning, student-run newspaper. Reported and edited on deadline and wrote multiple stories per week.

·Students paint rock in support of Black Lives Matter
·Former KSU professor Harrell scheduled for trial
·Kent State prepares for two new VPs
·Board of Tustees approves $94-miilion investment, veteran support
·How does KSU president’s salary stack up to other employees?
·Warren absorbs student feedback
·KSU in talks to collaborate with neighbor universities
·Perks of being a university president
·KSU president to hold Listening Tour sessions for students
·KSU President Warren commemorates 100 days at annual Bowman Breakfast
·Board of Trustees approves webcam test verification, new construction
·Kent State begins search for new VP
·Search begins for VP of Institutional Advancement
·Fridays to showcase Flashes pride
·Student athletes struggle to manage time between team schedules and class syllabi
·Departments across campus to adopt online evaluations next year
·Kent State students, faculty weigh in on possible language barriers
·Programs to change credit-hour requirement
·Educational Policies Council emphasizes student success
·Online courses to cost the same across campuses
·Online enrollment on the rise
·University thanks employees with Flashes freebies
·Snow day struggles
·Enrollment rises at Kent campus, down at regionals for many universities
·KSU’s ‘unsung heroes’ awarded for commitment
·Faculty, staff reconnect at informal club

Transitions Magazine

Co-Editor-in-Chief | Spring 2014

A Magazine

Copy Editor | Fall 2013 – Spring 2014

Fusion Magazine

Contributing Writer | Spring 2013

Additional Honors

Cliney-Butler Award for Service to The Burr
American Society of Business Press Editors Scholarship Recipient

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