Oct. 2017 – Present American Public Media St. Paul, Minnesota Associate Producer, APM Reports Associate Producer for APM Reports Educate Podcast (in partnership with The Hechinger Report) and APM Reports longform radio documentaries.
Sept. 2015 – April 2016 American Public Media St. Paul, Minnesota Research Fellow & Production Assistant, The Splendid Table & American RadioWorks Interviews, scriptwriting, research, archiving, podcasts and more for American RadioWorks, a longform, documentary radio program, and The Splendid Table, a 20-year-old show exploring culture through food.
Aug. 2012 – Present Various publications
Writing from the U.S, Iceland, the Middle East, South America and Antarctica published by The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Review of Books, VICE, MTV, Roads & Kingdoms, Alef, Latin Correspondent and more.
Jan. 2014 – May 2014 Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) Doha, Qatar
English Content Consultant
Worked among team of content developers to create style guide and web content in preparation for 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Aug. 2013 – Jan. 2014 The Reykjavik Grapevine Reykjavik, Iceland
Journalist & Editorial Assistant
Wrote, reported and edited for the most read English-language magazine in Iceland.
Aug. 2013- Jan. 2014 The Riveter Magazine
Travel Columnist & Contributor
Wrote a column each Tuesday on women in adventure travel and longform for the web.
May 2013 – Aug. 2013 The Land Stewardship Project Minneapolis, Minnesota
Created multimedia and longform stories about land access and sustainable agriculture in the Upper Midwest.
Oct. 2016 – July 2017 Instituto de Empresa (IE Business School) Madrid, Spain Master's Degree, Digital and Visual Media, 2016-17 U.S Fulbright Scholar. Graduated with honors. IE MVDM Student Ambassador. TedX IE Speaker. Commencement speaker.
Jan. 2010 – July 2013 University of Missouri School of Journalism Columbia, Missouri
Bachelor of Journalism with an emphasis in magazine writing and editing.
Enterprise Reporter at the Columbia Missourian newspaper, Contributor at Vox Magazine and Assistant Editor at Global Journalist radio. Minor in Anthropology and Multicultural Studies.
Scholarship & Awards
2017 Minnesota Magazine Publisher's Award, Best Feature Writing. 2016-17 Fulbright scholarship research and study grantee. 2012 Missouri Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest First Place: Story About History. 2011 Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship Finalist for Rotary district 5950 of Western, Central and Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2010 University of Missouri Sustainable Cotton Scholar.
January 2015 Hurtigruten Antarctica
Trained as an Expedition Assistant with Norwegian Cruise ship MS Fram. Wrote blog posts, assisted in Antarctic camping, landings and odd jobs with the ship's expedition team. I am certified as Field Staff for South Georgia and Peninsula Expedition Guides with the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO).
June 2011 - Aug. 2011 A Seaside Adventure Kachemak Bay, Alaska
I took groups on kayaking trips through the islands within Alaska's Kachemak Bay off of the Kenai Peninsula.
Multimedia, Web and Video Skills
Pro Tools, podcasting, Adobe Creative Suite including Premiere and Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro, HTML, CSS, CMS, SEO, Microsoft Office, AP Style.
Fluent in written and spoken Spanish.
Independent travel and reporting from Antarctica, Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway & Svalbard, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Spain, Switzerland and Venezuela.