Experience

Investigative Fellow, News21

Phoenix, AZ | May-August 2019

  • Traveled to South Carolina, Louisiana and Puerto Rico to report on disaster preparedness and recovery in the United States.

  • Edited and captioned 134 photos for five stories, as well as 52 portraits of 15 people whose lives were impacted by natural disasters.

  • Co-wrote a story on children’s recovery after Hurricane Maria.

Nonfiction Editor, Superstition Review

Mesa, AZ | Jan-May 2019

  • Selected 5 pieces of nonfiction to include in Issue 23 of Superstition Review, a national online literary magazine produced by creative writing students at Arizona State University.

  • Reviewed over 100 nonfiction submissions through Submittable.

Research Assistant, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

Tempe, AZ | Jan-May 2019

  • Assisted Dr. Michelle Saint in her research on the relationship between therapy and philosophy.

  • Produced 15 summaries of philosophy papers on topics such as therapy and value ethics, Wittgenstein’s therapeutic philosophy, practical philosophy, and philosophy of medicine.

Photo Assistant, ASU Enterprise Marketing Hub

Tempe, AZ | May 2018-Feb 2019

  • Photographed feature stories for the quarterly ASU Thrive alumni magazine.

  • Edited and cataloged brand photos for the photography and design teams.

Photojournalist, Cronkite News

Phoenix, AZ | May-Aug 2018

  • Photographed over 15 daily stories on issues that ranged from deaths on the Arizona-Mexico border to protests against gun violence and family separations at the Arizona State Capitol.

  • Produced enterprise stories on emergency homeless shelters in churches and public housing redevelopment in Phoenix, AZ.

Research Assistant, Middle East Institute

Washington, DC | Jan-April 2018

  • Edited scholarly articles on current Middle East events and uploaded articles to the MEI website.

  • Produced fact sheets for weekly Middle East Focus podcast and bi-weekly About That videos.

  • Tracked current events in the Middle East for a weekly press briefing.

News Intern, Arizona Capitol Times

Phoenix, AZ | Aug-Dec 2017

  • Published ten articles on Arizona politics and policy issues, including Colorado River water rights and healthcare regulation.

  • Photographed weekly interviews with local politicians in addition to rallies and conferences.

Reporter, Cronkite Mideast

Israel, Jordan and Greece | June-July 2016

  • Produced nine digital news stories during three weeks in the Middle East.

  • Reported on regional issues, including the Syrian and Palestinian refugee populations in Jordan, the decline of Yiddish language in Israel, and Greek antiquities claimed by British museums.

Photographer, The State Press

Tempe, AZ | Aug 2015-Dec 2016

  • Self-assigned and photographed minimum of two stories per week.

  • Coordinated with reporters to photograph relevant people and locations.

Education

Arizona State University 

August 2016-May 2019 | 3.6 GPA

 

  • Journalism and Mass Communication, B.A.

  • Philosophy, B.A.

  • Arabic Studies Minor

Leadership

Gammage Scholars | 2015-2019

Chair, Aug 2018-May 2019

  • Directed bi-weekly meetings for a 16-member scholarship group at Barrett, the Honors College, and served as point of contact for academic adviser.

  • Oversaw the implementation of community service projects to assist the homeless in Tempe and to facilitate pet adoption. 

Policy Design Studio, McCain Institute

Washington, DC | Jan-April 2018

  • Served as Deputy Chief of Mission in a foreign policy simulation of the U.S. Embassy Kabul.

  • Managed a team of ten students and presented a 30-minute group presentation of recommendations for U.S. policies in Afghanistan.

Honors and

Awards

2019 Greg Crowder Memorial Photo Contest, honorable mention

2019 ASU Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Ellen O’Brien, “Friendship, Commitment, and Becoming Posthuman”

2018 SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Breaking News Photography, Region 11

“Arizona students gather to remember victims of Texas school shooting”

2018 CLAS Student Leader

School of Politics and Global Studies