Telling truth to power is what motivates me as a journalist.
I am a senior at American University majoring in journalism and minoring in biology. I expect to graduate in May 2018. I am currently interning on the Metro Desk at the Washington Post covering everything local to DC. I spent this past summer interning with Bloomberg BNA on their corporate and transactional news desk and the spring interning with the Durango Herald as their Washington Correspondent. I am in my senior year of college, where I am working as a Resident Assistant.
I began my career in journalism as a staff writer, then Editor-in-Chief for Scot Scoop News, the online news publication for Carlmont High School. During my two years as Editor-in-Chief, Scot Scoop received the National Scholastic Press Association Online Pacemaker, the highest award for high school journalism, and has since gone on to receive that award again (and many others).
Since then, I have been a staff writer for College Magazine, a freelance writer for Media File and a freelance social media producer for The Hill, running Facebook Live streams and their Snapchat. I have also edited pieces published in The Washington Post, NBC News, The Hill and Huff Post.
Beyond my journalistic endeavors, I serve as President of the AU chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and I am a member of SOC Ambassadors and ReJEWvenate.
National Scholastic Press Association Online Pacemaker 2014
NSPA Best of Show Spring 2014 – First Place
Journalism Education Association National Write-Off Competition 2014: News Editing / Headline Writing – Excellent
Northern California Press Women 2013 High School Communications Contest: Features – Second Place
Northern California Press Women 2014 High School Communications Contest: Editorial – Third Place