June 2020 – present: Gun violence reporter for The Kansas City Star
I cover and write enterprise and investigative stories on gun violence in Missouri as a part of a three-reporter team with a focus on data analysis, legislation and communities impacted by gun violence, as a 2020 Report for America (RFA) corps member.
June 2019 – May 2020: Agriculture reporter for The Sun-Gazette in California’s San Joaquin Valley.
As a 2019 RFA corps member, I wrote enterprise stories on California’s omnipresent agriculture industry, with a focus on the Central Valley. Copy edited the weekly print edition and contributed to the paper’s podcast.
May 2016 – June 2019: Student researcher at Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE).
I assisted members with research, maintained IRE’s archive of investigations and tipsheets and assisted at the organization’s two annual conferences.
January 2019 – May 2019: Copy editor for the Columbia Missourian in Columbia, Mo.
I edited stories for both the website and daily print edition of the paper.
August 2018 – December 2018: Reporting intern for The Center for Responsive Politics in Washington, D.C.
May 2018 – August 2018: Watchdog intern for The Oregonian in Portland, Ore.
January 2018 – May 2018: State government reporter for the Columbia Missourian.
May 2017 – August 2017: News intern for The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa.
I wrote enterprise stories and covered city government issues, including the FBI indictment of the city of Allentown’s mayor and major equipment issues facing the city of Allentown’s fire department.
January 2017 – May 2017: Public life reporter for the Columbia Missourian.
September 2016 – December 2016: Wrote and photographed for the Maneater, a student-run newspaper at the University of Missouri.
I wrote about the suspect ways the University of Missouri System uses unregulated supplemental fees to get around state-mandated tuition limits.
Missouri School of Journalism (May 2019)
- Bachelor of Journalism
- Spanish Minor
- Magna Cum Laude
Universidad de Navarra (Fall 2017)
- Study abroad
- Pamplona, Spain
- AP Style
- Misc. Adobe
- Data analysis (Excel, SQLite)