Resume

EXPERIENCE

WUFT News, Gainesville, Fla.
Reporter
, January 2013—April 2013
• Crafted general news stories with text, audio and visuals for the NPR-affiliate’s public media properties, wuft.org and WUFT-FM.

The Gainesville Sun, Gainesville, Fla., Daily Circulation: 125,000
Freelance writer, August 2012—January 2013
• Pitched and wrote features, helped with the county government beat and contributed general news coverage.

Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla., Daily Circulation: 300,000
Reporting intern, May 2012—July 2012
• Wrote human interest features and news stories for the largest daily newspaper from Miami to Washington, D.C.
• Covered city government, education, crime and other breaking news.

The Independent Florida Alligator, Gainesville, Fla.
Staff writer, January 2012—February 2012
• Covered news in Gainesville and on campus for the daily newspaper that serves a student population of about 50,000.

The Fine Print, Gainesville, Fla.
Freelance writer, February 2011—December 2011
• Contributed feature stories, including a how-to on finding locally grown food and a profile about a Waldorf school founder and teacher, to the seasonal publication.

Mother Earth News, Topeka, Kan., Circulation: 500,000 (online audience of 3.7 million)
Editorial intern, June 2011—August 2011
• Fact-chcked and copy-edited articles for upcoming issues in the national magazine.
• Wrote blogs, updated social media sites, contributed editorial opinions and applied SEO to archive content.

The North Florida Herald, High Springs, Fla. Circulation: 4,000
Reporter, August 2010—April 2011
• Wrote news briefs and feature stories and shot photos for the former weekly newspaper.
• Covered the Alachua City Commission and the one-stoplight town of Fort White.

WUFT-TV, a PBS affiliate, Gainesville, Fla.
Writer, December 2010—March 2011
• Wrote a feature piece and interviewed source on-camera for the first episode of “Our Town,” a documentary about the small towns of Alachua and High Springs, Fla.

EDUCATION

University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. GPA: 3.88/4.0
B.S. Journalism, May 2013
• Outside concentrations in Spanish and sustainability
• Teaching assistant for reporting lab
• Studied abroad in Ecuador, Spain and Italy

SKILLS

Language: Spanish (non-native professional proficiency)
Multimedia: Nikon DSLR cameras, Final Cut, Audacity
Programs: Photoshop, InDesign
Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Instagram

AWARDS & ACTIVITIES

• Hiking guide for Quetzaltrekkers, a nonprofit in Nicaragua, July—October 2013
• Leader and guide with TRiP, the university outdoor adventure program, 2012—2013
• Player on the university women’s ultimate Frisbee travel team, 2009—2011
• The youngest of five undergraduate speakers at the university 21st Century News Laboratory grand opening
• Two-time Gov. R. H. Gore scholarship recipient
• Tampa Bay Times Fund scholarship recipient
• Wilderness First Responder certified (NOLS)
• Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver certified (PADI)

AFFILIATIONS

• Society of Professional Journalists
• Investigative Reporters and Editors
• Society of Environmental Journalists
• Dean’s Student Advisory Council, College of Journalism and Communications

REFERENCES

Mike Wilson, managing editor at the Tampa Bay Times
Greg Hamilton, local news editor at The Gainesville Sun
Mike Foley, former executive editor at the Tampa Bay Times and reporting professor
Ron Dupont, editor of the Venice Gondolier Sun
Robin Mather, editor at Mother Earth News magazine
Norm Lewis, journalism editing and ethics professor

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