Resume

You can download a pdf version of my resume here.


Mission-driven, detail-oriented journalism and music double major looking to serve the community, tell important stories, and improve the lives of others.


Education

Drake University; Des Moines, IA
B.A. Journalism and Mass Communication and B.A. Music; Class of 2021

  • GPA: 3.96, President’s List 2019–2020, Dean’s List: 2017–2018
  • Awards: Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award 202–-21, Karyl Van Scholarship 2020–21
  • Relevant Coursework: Digital Media Strategies, Web Page Design

Professional Experience

Archives Assistant, February 2018–present 
Cowles Library; Des Moines, IA

  • Preserve, collect, and make available Drake University records to the public
  • Process and inventory collections and create finding aids in Archon
  • Transcribe and edit oral history audio, according to the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Create WordPress website to display community oral histories

Undergraduate Research Assistant, June 2019–August 2020
Drake University; Des Moines, IA

  • Coded editorial magazine images to explore representation of women in 20th-century farming magazines
  • Wrote segments of research pertaining to the importance of magazine covers
  • Research presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Conference, August 2020

Summer AmeriCorps Member (Zach Johnson Foundation), Summer 2019
Kids on Course University and Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Supported students and in-classroom staff to stop and reverse summer learning loss in students
  • Built connections with students from diverse backgrounds and within the local community
  • Trained in: CPR, trauma-informed care, student behavior management

Marketing and Digital Content Intern, Summer 2018
National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Promoted museum programs and attracted new audiences through social media and video projects
  • Wrote stories about museum outreach, community members, and upcoming programs for biannual publication (MOST) and NCSML blog
  • Wrote press releases about upcoming events and exhibitions
  • Documented museum programs and fundraising and community outreach events through photographs

Student Election Judge, November 2016
Will County Clerk’s Office; Plainfield, IL

  • Checked in voters, handed out ballots and “I voted” stickers, etc.

Leadership and Service

Volunteer, 2013–2016
Plainfield Public Library; Plainfield, IL

  • Oversaw the summer reading program prize shop and assisted with seasonal youth library events

Summer Volunteer/ASL Instructor, Summer 2015
YMCA; Plainfield, IL

  • Taught children at YMCA summer camp about sign language, Deaf culture, and how to sign

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Photography, Dutch, American Sign Language, Clarinet


You can find samples of my writing here.