Education Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, La. GPA: 3.3 May 2011
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication
Concentration: Journalism. Minor: Women’s and Gender Studies
Relevant Courses: Print Newsgathering and Editing; Advanced Journalism; Advanced Print Newsgathering; Broadcast Newsgathering and Producing; Visual Communication; Foundations of Media Research; Foundations of Media Persuasion
Louisiana State University at Eunice, Eunice, La. June 2007-July 2008
- Editorial and Social Media Intern, Country Roads magazine, Baton Rouge, La. June 2010- August 2010
Edited and published work on website and magazine; Conducted source interviews; Operated magazine’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
- Student Worker, Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes, Baton Rouge, La. January 2009-May 2010
Perform administrative support tasks such as transcribing handwritten information and operating computers to work with invoices and other documents.
- Student Worker, Public Relations Student Assistant, Eunice, La. January 2008 – August 2008
Assisted in the day-to-day operations of the university’s public relations office, including clerical work, photography, graphic design work and feature writing for university publications and website.
- Entertainment Editor, Bayou Bengal, Eunice, La. August 2007-May 2008
Wrote two articles for monthly publication; Edited section articles and gathered information about events through research, interviews, and attendance at artistic, social and entertainment functions.
Skills Newswriting, Investigative Reporting and editing. In- depth Interviewing and Researching. Web design. Film/ Video editing. Digital photography. Proficient in AP style. Proficient in Windows and Mac formats, Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, SEO, Edius Neo 3 and Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
Honors Dean’s List; Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society
Memberships: Society of Professional Journalists; Tiger Athletic Foundation