Seeking a position where I can utilize my journalism and communication skills in a professional environment.
Friendly, compassionate, supportive, good listener, adaptable, motivated self-starter, enjoy interacting with others, and eager to learn.
Customer service oriented, collaborative, effective team player, good communicator, organized, and flexible, always meets or exceeds deadlines, and good computer skills (typing speed 80 wpm with 90% accuracy).
Professional Work, Internship, and Volunteer Experience:
Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Mission work)
- Served as an intern for 6 weeks helping local communities, providing food and personal hygiene kits to nearby tent cities, running a school in the city of Les Bours, implementing a journal program for Haitian mothers with infants and assisting with an on-site orphanage on a daily basis.
In-Care Hospice of Michigan (Volunteer)
-Visiting clients to support, encourage and provide companionship.
Communications, Kramer Entertainment
-Created new layouts for educational newspapers directed toward nationwide clientele, conducted interviews with new talent, wrote and edited articles for distribution, created written material for the agency’s Web site.
Writer/Reporter (Internship), WWMT Channel 3 News
-Wrote anchor scripts, packages, tosses/teases, searched and selected affiliate videos and graphic elements for stories, composed articles for 24-hour Internet news stories and online content, and called local police stations for daily crime beats.
Freelance Writer, The Kalamazoo Gazette
-Reporter and writer of assigned news stories, researched and developed weekly interest articles
News Writer, The Western Herald
-Interviewed sources/witnesses over the phone and in person, verified data for accuracy for news releases, and the Lead writer for the Crime Beat.
Reporter/Writer, Muskegon Community College The Bay Window
-Investigated and wrote college student interest stories.
Western Michigan University - B.A. in Journalism