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The Washington Post | Washington, D.C.
News Interactivity Intern; Summer 2017
- Created opportunities to interact with readers through social media engagement

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Dunwoody, Ga.
Politics Reporting Intern; Jan. 2017 - May 2017
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Covered the Georgia legislature and state politics, attending committee hearings for legislation and reporting on political protests
Digital Audience Intern; Summer 2015
-Drove additional traffic to the AJC’s free and paid websites through special sponsorship sections, repackaged newsroom content, aggregated lists and original reporting
-Produced relevant and evergreen audience-focused content to enhance newsroom coverage of major events
-Optimized stories with custom headlines and teases for online, mobile and social consumers
-Monitored mobile traffic and tracked performance of content using Omniture analytics tools
-Enhanced newsroom coverage through a self-conceived interactive photo gallery that received more than 140,000 page views — 5 percent of average daily free site traffic — and drove 7,000 of the total 23,000 paid site page views
-Accepted a continuing freelance position with Access Atlanta, an event-focused vertical of AJC, to expand coverage of surrounding areas (Fall 2015)

The Red & Black | Athens, Ga.
Editor in Chief; Aug. 2016 - Dec. 2016
-Oversaw a staff of 20 editors and more than 70 reporters for an award-winning, online daily and weekly-printed student newspaper
-Created and implemented a comprehensive training program, including digital-first reporting, ethical guidance, legal counsel and diversity awareness, for editors and new staff members
-Established an independent editorial board to separate opinion from news reporting
-Built teams to ensure complete coverage of a first-year head coach’s season and presidential election term and produced a data-driven polling project

The New York Times | New York, NY
Audience Engagement Intern; June 2016 - Aug. 2016
-Wrote and contributed research for national trending stories including politics and health, incorporating a diversity of voices
-Increased and drove reader engagement by creating opportunities for comments, expression and discussion, contributing to the company’s goal of improving audience relations
-Constructed multi-platform plans for enterprise journalism and breaking news across main accounts, creating additional stories based on how readers reacted
-Filmed, interviewed and produced video segments on Facebook Live

E D U C A T I O N
University of Georgia | Athens, Ga.
Graduation Date: May 2017
Majors: Digital & Broadcast Journalism, International Affairs
Study Abroad: Travel Writing in Prague (Summer 2015)
Experiential Learning: Reporter, Anchor, Producer at Grady FiveSeventy newscast (Fall 2015)