Resumé

Experience

Cape Cod Times
Hyannis, Massachusetts
July 2018 to August 2019
Courts reporter

  • Reported on civil and criminal court cases from beginning to end, including murder, rape and defamation
  • Produced audio stories to accompany print, including a series called Sidebar: Stories from the Courtroom
  • Used public records requests to gather documents and develop databases
  • Cultivated in-court sources, includes judges and attorneys, to aid document and information gathering
  • Used PACER to find previously unreported federal litigation, including criminal cases

Rio Grande SUN
Española, New Mexico
July 2013 – June 2018
Cops/Courts reporter

  • Reported on breaking news, crime, police corruption and untimely deaths
  • Covered court cases, from murders and sexual assaults to wrongful death claims and civil rights violations
  • Used public record laws to pry loose documents and conduct investigations
  • Cultivated confidential and on-the-record sources from government departments and the public
  • Took photographs for stories, including court hearings, crime scenes, profiles and special sections
  • Wrote and photographed a monthly cooking column called “Meals with Wheels”

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