Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin; Austin, Texas
Master of Public Affairs, expected May 2019
Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University; Evanston, Illinois
Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Political Science, June 2011
Communications Intern, AARP Texas; Austin, Texas — Feb. 2018-Present
Team Member, Policy Research Project; Austin, Texas — Aug. 2017-Present
Graduate Policy Intern, Texas House of Representatives; Austin, Texas — July-Aug. 2017
News Associate, The Associated Press; Chicago, Illinois — Jan. 2015-June 2016
Reporter, The Dallas Morning News; Dallas, Texas — April 2013-Aug. 2014
Experienced writer in many formats, including memos, policy briefs and bill analyses, as well as news articles in newspaper, magazine and online styles. Wrote on tight deadlines and on many topics as a journalist, including housing, government and politics.
Interviewed public officials and general public as a journalist. Developed survey on health and social services for seniors as part of Policy Research Project. Experience working in Excel and statistical software R. Researcher on award-winning project on local government transparency at The Dallas Morning News.
As a journalist, took news photos and video, submitted public records requests, and worked with social media, WordPress, MailChimp and Google Analytics.
Academic Leadership & Honors
Vice President, Graduate Public Affairs Council — Feb. 2018-Present
Treasurer, Public Affairs Alliance for Communities of Color — Jan. 2018-Present
Ben Barnes Fellowship in Public Leadership — Aug. 2017-May 2019