Resume

Resume

Education

California Baptist University, Riverside, CA

  • B.A., Journalism & New Media 
  • Concentrations: Global Journalism and Media Photography
  • Graduated April 2016

Skills & Strengths

  • Adobe InDesign, Photoshop & Lightroom
  • DSLR camera operation & digital storytelling
  • Writing for Media 
  • Associated Press Style 
  • Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Media & Interpersonal Communication
  • Leadership & Staff Management 
  • Publishing & Producing 

Experience

SonRise Equestrian Foundation, Castro Valley, CA

  • Communications Specialist, September 2017 - Present 
    • Telling the stories of therapeutic horseback riding through photography, writing for grants, and social media.
    • Leading and organizing Helping Hands, a program for teen volunteers to learn ranch chores alongside teens who may be facing challenges such as high-functioning special needs, bullying, or difficulties at home.

Amarillo Globe-News, Amarillo, TX

  • Reporter, May 2016 - August 2017

California Baptist University, Department of Communication Arts 

  • Pursuit Magazine, Editor in Chief, 2015 – 2016 
    • Instructing and leading a team of students in the production of an award-winning magazine 
  • Angelos Yearbook, Campus Life Editor, Profiles Editor, 2013 – 2015

Volunteer Experience

Awana Lifeline, Malachi Dad's, Returning Hearts Celebration 

  • Volunteer Reporter & Photojournalist, May 2015 & May 2016
    • Documenting reconciliation between children and their incarcerated fathers at the Louisiana State Penitentiary 

California Baptist University

  • International Service Project, Kosovo & Japan, Summer 2013 & 2014
    • Serving in churches and community centers; teaching English classes and leading children's day camps 

Stories of Autism Project

  • Volunteer Photographer, 2016 project 
    • Photographing individuals with autism to bring about autism awareness; photo chosen to be published in the annual, online project 

Awards

Morris Journalism Excellence Awards

  • First Place, Large Newspaper – Photography, 2017

Texas Associated Press Managing Editors

  • Honorable Mention, Class AAA – General News Photography, 2016

Baptist Communicators Association, Wilmer C. Fields Awards

  • First Place, Feature Writing Division, Small Article, 2016 
  • Second Place, Photography Division, Portrait, 2016

California Baptist University, Department of Communication Arts

  • Communication Arts Student Award, 2015-2016
  • Best Overall Editor, 2015-2016
  • Best Overall Writer, 2015-2016
  • Best Overall Photographer, 2015-2016
  • Excellence in Journalism Award, 2015-2016

*Personal references available upon request