Resumé

Experience

Rio Grande SUN
Española, New Mexico. July 2013 – Present
Cops/Courts reporter
• Report on breaking news, crime, police corruption and untimely deaths
• Cover court cases, from murders to sexual assaults to tax fraud
• Use public record laws and requests to pry loose documents and conduct investigations
• Fight agencies for documents when requests are illegally denied or redacted
• Cultivate confidential and on-the-record sources from government departments and the public
• Take photographs for stories, including court hearings, crime scenes, profiles and special sections

Nevada Appeal
Carson City, Nevada. August 2012 – May 2013
Police Reporter 
• Covered court and court cases, from four murders (three from inception) to sexual assault and battery
• Reported and tweeted breaking news, from murders and fires to plane crashes and traffic accidents
• Photographed crime scenes, breaking news and food for publication

Elko Daily Free Press
Elko, Nevada. March 2012 – August 2012
Crime/State Politics Reporter 
• Covered breaking news, ranging from homicides to fires
• Investigated police corruption and cultivated confidential sources

Technische Universität Dresden
Dresden, Germany. February 2010 – April 2010
Press Office Intern 
• Reported and wrote stories in German for the university’s newspaper and proofed and edited English texts
• Translated press releases, speaking points, and other written works and handled (English-language) press
inquiries and cross language communications

Nevada Sagebrush
University of Nevada, Reno. October 2007 – October 2008
Reporter 
• Covered the Mohamed Kamaludeen murder trial and reported on stories as assigned

Education

University of Nevada, Reno
May 2011
Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science with an emphasis on print journalism