I’m a news junkie, passionate about all women’s and human rights issues, especially on the international level. While I was raised and currently reside in the DC/metro area, I have a thirst for travel and exploring what the world has to offer.
I hope to be an international journalist one day, but for now I am working at PBS NewsHour as a Broadcast News Assistant, studying the inner workings of a dedicated reporting agency, where I write for the online website and Rundown breaking news blog. Since beginning in October, I’ve written nearly 50 articles involving women’s rights against child marriage and FGM, international issues such as the migrant crisis, and U.S. politics. I have camera training and worked as third camera on two shoots, assisting on various others.
Previously, I was at ABC News in New York City as a freelance assistant to the Vice President of Booking for Disney/ABC Television Group and Specialized Units, where I acted as gatekeeper, assistant, researcher and sometime reporter. I worked with major producers and bookers on various breaking news and ABC special projects, including the Hillary Clinton Town Hall. Two years before, I interned at ABC News in 2014 and reported a live Facebook discussion between Malala Yousafzai and Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg for ABC Digital, meeting Malala in the process.
Prior to ABC News, I interned on the Media Team at Edelman Public Relations to explore the other side of journalism and was present at National Journal during the magazine turnaround before that. On NJ’s Audience Development Team, I learned to engage in and understand audience development in terms of political coverage through watching social media and seeing how people reacted to magazine or convergent-style articles.
An internship at The Hill newspaper heightened my interest in politics and I wrote stories in an unconventional manner through whip lists for a clientele that wanted quick news or facts on upcoming votes.
I was the editor in chief of my college student newspaper, University of Mary Washington’s The Blue & Gray Press, and led the revamping and name change of the student newspaper from “The Bullet” to its current name, launching a new website, as well as changing the design and direction of the student paper.While at university I interned at The Hill Newspaper and the local Fredericksburg newspaper, The Free Lance-Star.