Welcome! I’m a 24-year-old multimedia journalist currently living in Boston. I am a storyteller, lover of laughter, native Pittsburgher, news connoisseur, aspiring cook, world traveler, and freelance writer.
I’ve spent hours in a McDonald’s with a homeless man, watching him scrounge together change to get a cup of coffee and an accompanying safe place to sit for the day. I’ve raced to the scene of a community shooting, hearing from a frantic local resident about how a fugitive shot through a blanket hanging on his clothesline before firing away at a police officer. I felt the energy while reporting on the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, along with covering a presidential visit to a crucial swing state days before the election and spent an evening at a senator’s Election Night party that didn’t go quite the way he had planned. I’ve had both my writing and my character ripped apart through comments on blog entries about issues such as my finances and my friends.
Journalism isn’t such a bad gig, eh?
While spending the past two year at Emerson College, I have fallen in love with being a storyteller and a true multimedia journalist. I know how to shoot and edit video, write for both print and online audiences, and utilize basic coding skills. I spent over three months at The Beaver County Times, a local daily publication covering the suburban Pittsburgh area. Working on the sometimes-kooky-but-always-thrilling scanner shift, I was the only reporter in the newsroom every evening. I worked under intense deadlines to file breaking news and also contributed several in-depth feature stories. I’ve also written for The Boston Globe’s website and blogged regularly for The Huffington Post. I have also interned with The Boston Herald‘s video department and PBS’ FRONTLINE.
Before moving to Boston, I spent four amazing years at The University of Akron while earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Media Communications. I am the proud recipient of Emerson College’s Journalism Department Graduate award. I’ll be graduating with an M.A. in Broadcast Journalism in May 2013.