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
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
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
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
Graduate ・ Hopewell Senior High School
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