As a Broadcast Journalism and Government and Politics double-major at the University of Maryland, I strive to get involved in as many relevant groups and organizations as I can. Below is a summary of my academic, professional and extracurricular activities. For a more detailed resume, visit my LinkedIn page here.
Digital Strategy Intern, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen
As an intern for Senator Chris Van Hollen, I assisted the Senator's office with all digital communications tasks, including videography, photography, and social media engagement. I also conducted research and pulled analytics reports on the Senator's digital engagement strategy.
Public Affairs Intern, U.S. Department of Labor
I recently completed an internship at the Department of Labor. I worked in the Office of Public Affairs, where I assisted with engagement, video production, research, and other assignments related to Spanish and English-language digital media channels.
Digital Team, Tom Perez's DNC Chair Campaign
I worked on the digital communications team for Tom Perez's campaign to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee. As part of the digital team I produced videos for the campaign and assisted with other digital engagement activities. Perez was elected DNC chair on February 25th.
News Editor, Pulsefeedz.com
After joining as a staff writer my freshman year, I became the news editor for Pulsefeedz.com, an online, student-run publication at the University of Maryland. As news editor, I manage a team of staff writers and ensure that the site is producing quality, newsworthy content on a daily basis. I also cover campus news and write about politics.
Managing Editor-in-Chief, Stories Beneath the Shell
I'm the managing editor of Stories Beneath the Shell, an online publication dedicated to covering diverse and underreported stories in the UMD community. I originally joined the staff as a photographer and later became Senior Sports Editor, before being promoted to managing editor in May of 2017. As the managing editor, I lead a staff of 30 writers, copy editors, section editors and photographers and manage all administrative aspects of the publication.
Production Crew Chief, Capital News Service
As one of three crew chiefs, I help manage the production crew of Capital News Service's award-winning cable news show, Maryland Newsline. I have experience as a director, technical director (using a NewTek TriCaster™ 8000), floor director plyback, and audio technician. Maryland Newsline airs live three nights a week.
Volunteer Videographer, Democratic National Convention
During the summer of 2016, I worked as a volunteer videographer at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, where I produced video content for the convention's digital team. I also conducted on-camera interviews of convention attendees, speakers, and delegates for the convention's digital media channels.
Other Activities and Academic Honors
- Vice President, Society of Professional Journalists (UMD Chapter)
- Copy Editor, The Left Bench
- Student Ambassador, University of Maryland Department of Government and Politics
- International Studies Scholars Program
- University of Maryland Dean's List
- First-Place Prize, Nora School of Photography's Annual Photography Festival (2015)
- Silver Key Award for Photography, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (2015)