Executive MBA candidate (Expected July 2024) ・ University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business


Online News Association national conference attendee ・ Los Angeles


SRCCON:Lead attendee ・ Philadelphia

Online News Association national conference volunteer ・ New Orleans


Facebook Membership Accelerator ・ Austin

Online News Association national conference attendee (Steal my notes) ・ Austin

News Revenue Hub training on membership ・ Philadelphia & Denver

SXSW speaker and attendee (Steal my notes) ・ Austin

PolitiFact Palooza attendee ・ Poynter ・ St. Petersburg, Fla.

Newsletter Unconference attendee ・ Lenfest Institute ・ Philadelphia


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Women’s Leadership Accelerator fellow ・ Online News Association ・ Los Angeles, New York City, & Washington, D.C.

Online News Association national conference attendee (Steal my notes) ・ Washington, D.C.

National Association of Black Journalists national conference job recruiter ・ New Orleans

Online News Association local leader training attendee ・ New Orleans


Selected participant, Northrop Boot Camp for local government reporting ・ Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association ・ Harrisburg, Pa.


New local officers training ・ Communications Workers of America ・ Baltimore


(Photo by Jill Knight)

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism ・ Penn State
University Park, Pa.

Led the independent, student-run news organization, The Daily Collegian, in addition to being a full-time student (Read more: The Daily Collegian)

Studied journalism and editing, multi-platform storytelling, poetry, women’s studies, and Italian

Profiled John Fetterman — then a mayor with big dreams for his small steel town — for a semester-long in-depth reporting class

  • 2010 Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Awards, National 1st Place in Feature Writing
  • 2010 Hearst Journalism Awards, 5th Place in Personality

Swam with great white sharks in Gansbaai, South Africa for a McClatchy Newswire story about the tension between cage diving operators and surfers, which topped McClatchy’s traffic for days, as part of an international reporting class

  • 2011 Hearst Journalism Awards, 13th Place in Feature Writing
(Photo by Lexi Belculfine)

Interned with The Heinz Endowments’ communications staff in summer 2010; wrote a 2,500-word article for h magazine about Pittsburgh’s boomerang effect; edited the magazine and website; tracked news articles about the foundation and grantees


(Photo by Lexi Belculfine)

Graduate ・ Hopewell Senior High School
Aliquippa, Pa.

Hopewell Hi-Lites Editor-in-Chief; studied Latin for 5 years; co-captain of girls’ varsity tennis team and three-time letter-earner

Received the 2005 Good Citizen’s Award for service-learning project, Hope-In-A-Bag