Journalism Experience

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
Freelance Journalist
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
Journalism Intern
Created multimedia and longform stories about land access and sustainable agriculture in the Upper Midwest.

Academic Background

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.

Other Experience

January 2015    Hurtigruten   Antarctica
Exepdition Assistant
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
Kayaking Guide
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.