Career Objective

To obtain a full-time reporting position with a respected business publication, working in an innovative editorial team to produce engaging and impactful news content.


BA in Journalism and Mass Communication

Arizona State University
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Minor: Business from the W.P. Carey School of Business

Studied traditional print journalism with digital applications. Received business-specific reporting skills and took business courses in finance, economics, marketing and accounting.

Selected as 2016 Outstanding Graduate
ASU Now: 'Some of the best stories that have ever been told are true'

Phoenix, Arizona


Dow Jones News Fund Intern & Editorial Assistant

Phoenix Business Journal

  • Two-time summer Dow Jones News Fund/American City Business Journals intern
  • Interviewed local business owners and executives, writing two stories daily for web and print
  • Reported on entrepreneurship, wages, nonprofit organizations, and commercial real estate development
  • Worked independently to produce three cover stories
  • Published 100+ stories online
  • Photographed and took video of events, executives and news events
  • Oversaw weekly calendar and spotlight sections for print and uploaded print content to web through CMS
  • Participated in Phoenix Business Journal events such as 40 Under 40 and Health Care Heroes

June 2015 - Present
Phoenix, Arizona

Administrative Assistant

Society of American Business Editors and Writers

  • Streamlined daily tasks to Google Forms for vendors and job postings
  • Composed and edited weekly email announcements for MailChimp
  • Drafted comprehensive conference session evaluations
  • Created and queued engaging social media posts for Twitter and Facebook
  • Live-tweeted conference sessions, teletraining sessions and speeches
  • Produced slideshows, nametags and other graphics for print
  • Maintained the organization's website by posting and editing content
  • Helped run and produce news during Chicago and DC conferences

Sept. 2016 - Present
Phoenix, Arizona


Arizona State University's School of International Letters and Cultures

  • Captured cultural events on campus, guest musical performances and portraits of staff
  • Responsible for following strict university guidelines for ASU branding
  • Communicated with SILC staff weekly with regards to creative direction and assignment
  • Edited photos for promotion of the school online and in print

Sept. 2013 - May 2014
Tempe, Arizona

Business Reporting Experience

Two-time Dow Jones News Fund Business Reporting intern with the American City Business Journals program, focusing on local business news reporting.

Courses taken specific to business reporting include Issues in Coverage of Business and the Economy and Reporting on Business and the Economy, focusing on how to report on companies, financial markets, and global economies.

Courses taken for business minor include Personal Finance, Macroeconomic Principles, Microeconomic Principles, Accounting and Financial Analysis, Essentials of Selling, Essentials of Marketing, Essentials of Global Marketing, and Management and Strategy.

Attended three Society of American Business Editors and Writers conferences, sharpening business reporting-specific skills and assisting with the operations of the 2016 fall conference.

Professional Organizations


Andrew Leckey

President, Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism

Ilana Lowery

Editor-in-Chief, Phoenix Business Journal

Crystal Beasley

Membership, Marketing and Event Coordinator, SABEW


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