American Banker
Community Banking Reporter
(June 2016 – present)

  • I cover community banks for American Banker, a trade publication based in New York City.

The Post and Courier
Tech and Tourism Reporter
(April 2015 – May 2016)

  • I cover tech and tourism for the business desk.

Bloomberg News
(January 2015 – March 2015)

  • Worked on the consumer team covering retail companies

The Wall Street Journal
(August 2013 – December 2013)

— Responsible for reporting on politics, national news and helping with investigative projects

Bloomberg News
Mark Pittman Investigations Intern
(June 2013 – August 2013)

  • Worked under the projects and investigations team where I wrote two large feature pieces for the website and terminal, helped other reporters with data research for stories, learned basic use of the Bloomberg terminal and how to access data

The Kansas City Star
Freelance Reporter
(January 2014 – May 2014)

  • Covered the Missouri state legislature, specifically performance funding for higher education, abortion, unemployment benefits and business interests

The Indianapolis Star
Pulliam Fellow
(June 2014 –   August 2014)

  • Worked for the breaking news desk covering crime, also wrote features, indepth stories, including an A1 piece on whether an increase to the minimum wage would be likely in Indianapolis

The Kansas City Star
(June 2012 – August 2012)

  • Worked for the paper’s business desk, co-reported an investigative project looking at a city’s misuse of funds, wrote project on companies obtaining students’ directory information, covered general business news

Columbia Missourian
(August 2012 – May 2013)

  • Worked on the enterprise and public life beats, covered public policy, state politics and general news, reported on performance funding for higher education in the state legislature

Reynolds Journalism Institute Futures Lab
(August 2014 –   present)

  • Producing content for the Futures Lab’s weekly show looking at what’s new in journalism

Missouri Business Alert
(August 2012 – December 2012)

  • Wrote features on business news in Missouri, aggregated business stories for the website

The Mash by the Chicago Tribune
Editor, Writer & Intern
(September 2009 – present)

  • Wrote stories, contributed to the college and career section, worked on an investigative story and performed other office duties, oversaw students’ work on investigative projects

The Maneater (student newspaper)
Editor & Reporter
(June 2010 – June 2012)

  • Managed political content and city, state and national news as an editor, covered politics and wrote longer-term projects as a reporter, designed pages and hosted election-night panel

The St. Louis Beacon
(May 2011 — August 2011)

  • Reported on general city news, including historic-building preservation issues, featured in newsroom podcasts


  • 2013 Participant in the Online News Association’s Student Newsroom
  • 2013 Recipient of the Donald W. Reynolds Scholarship in Business Journalism
  • 2012 Society of American Business Editors and Writers “Best in Business” Honorable Mention
  • 2011 Recipient of the Association for Women Journalists Chicago Scholarship
  • 2011 Recipient of The Maneater student-newspaper Scholarship
  • 2011 Recipient of the St. Louis Metropolitan Press Club Scholarship


Investigative Reporters and Editors
Research Assistant
(January 2014 – present)

  • Responsible for managing contest entries for annual IRE awards, linking to investigative journalism on IRE’s website, assisting with national IRE and NICAR conferences

Investigative Reporters and Editors
On-the-Road Training Assistant
(August 2011 – May 2013)

  • Responsible for coordinating guest speakers and program materials, as well as helping work national IRE and NICAR conferences

The Maneater (student newspaper)
Office Assistant
(August 2014 –   present)

  • Working on 60th reunion event planning, assisted adviser with various tasks like managing subscriptions, classifieds, other office work

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