At 18, I trekked from Maryland to Vancouver, B.C. to study journalism in a diverse, multicultural climate. While there, I worked as a freelance reporter, web editor, research assistant, communications coordinator, website designer and copywriter for a handful or organizations. I volunteered as a writer for Five Hole For Food, too. During my last year of school, I interned for MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews.
After completing my journalism studies, I moved to New York City and began working at HuffPost Live as a Production Assistant, where I spend most of my time booking guests. I love networking, so click that contact button and let’s do coffee!
Half the Sky
Books I want to read next:
Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party
Among the news websites I frequent:
I see myself helping to foster a positive, innovative and forward-thinking work environment. My goals continue to evolve, but at this stage in my life I envision myself training new hires and interns in several years, and in several more years, I’d like to be working as a senior producer. I’m awestruck by people who work in control rooms. They must make enormously important decisions in milliseconds. I know my keenness for quality, accuracy, precision, transparency and correct grammar usage will be advantageous in such an environment. And of course, I’d be able to put my writing skills to good use, too!
In working in broadcast, I’ve also realized the value of teamwork and collaboration. There is really nothing better than working in an office that tackles tasks together, supports one another and reaps the benefits of achievements as a group. I hope to contribute to that type of workplace dynamic by helping to discover and magnify people’s talents, in the same way that others believed and invested in me.
That’s not much of a stretch from what I already spend my time doing. Networking and journalism interviews are among my favorite things to do — in other words, learning about people. The beats I love most are politics, crime, business, environment and technology, but my curiosities and interests aren’t limited to those topics. Journalism, of course, is all about discovering more about the world and how it affects people, so every story can touch on every one of those beats and more!