PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Nobody is born a professional at their industry-everyone who wants to be exceptional at something has to work hard at it, both through practical work experience and education. Read below for details on my education and past work experience.

REPORTER / PHOTOGRAPHER

The Volante has been the students' voice since 1887. The Volante is a student-led newspaper at The University of South Dakota. Here I have had the opportunity to photograph and report some of USD's biggest headlines.

CO-FOUNDER

Founder of Spanish Coyote News, KYOT-TV. Making USD the only school in the South Dakota Board of Regents to feature bilingual live newscasts.

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Executive member for the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Social media, print, visual, and community relations. Including press releases.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Coyote News TV, KYOT-TV
Floor Director, Teleprompter, Studio Camera, Live Shot Crew, and other production assistant duties as needed for this live 30-minute newscast.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

The Rustler is my hometown high school newspaper where I first discovered journalism. I served as the Editor-In-Chief my senior year, as well as Photo-Editor for two years.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

The BlacknGold is a yearbook that I was Editor-In-Chief of my senior year. I also served as Photo-Editor for one year. Here is where a majority of my graphic design and photography skills were featured.

CO-FOUNDER

BlacknGoldMedia is a student led organization dedicated to the promotion of school spirit through a variety of multimedia tools. I co-founded this organization my senior year of highschool after seeing a lack of media outlets in the community.

PHOTOGRAPHER / VIDEOGRAPHER

Shoot and edit man-on-the-street PKGs for the live TV newscast, Coyote News TV.

SKILLS

Adobe Premier Pro, Photoshop, Indesign, Lightroom. Videography, Photography, Editing, Writing, Social Media Marketing.

EDUCATION

The University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD - Media & Journalism.

Exp Graduation: May, 2022

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AWARDS & RECOGNITION

NSAA STATE JOURNALISM CHAMPION 2017

First Place in News/Feature Photography

NSAA STATE JOURNALISM CHAMPION 2017

First Place in Sports/Action Photography

NSAA STATE JOURNALISM MEDALIST 2015-2018

Fourth in Sports/Action Photography, Fourth in News/Feature Writing, Sixth in Sports/Action Photography

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD KEY STAFFER 2018

OWH Key-Staffer Award

UNO JOURNALISM COMPETITION

First in News/Feature Photography

UNO JOURNALISM COMPETITION

First in Sports/Action Photography

NEBRASKA PRESS
WOMEN 2017

FIrst in Yearbook Copy Writing

NEBRASKA PRESS
WOMEN 2017

Second in News/Feature Photography

NEBRASKA PRESS WOMEN 2017

Second in Sports Photography