Resume

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Employment

POLITICO, Washington, D.C.
Reporter (September 2014 – Present)

  • Capitol Hill reporter covering transportation issues in Congress and the Department of Transportation
  • Expertise: Federal highway, transit, rail and aviation policy; the Highway Trust Fund

Bloomberg BNA, Washington, D.C.
Reporter (September 2011 – September 2014)

  • Reported on federal transportation policy including passage of a two-year highway and transit reauthorization in 2012, extension of that policy in 2014 and insolvency issues related to the Highway Trust Fund
  • Other coverage areas: agriculture policy, the Postal Service

Hearst Washington Bureau
Intern (January – May 2011)

  • Covered Congressional hearings and press conferences for the Houston Chronicle, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Albany Times-Union and Hearst Wire
  • Uploaded articles and web links multiple times daily to the Texas on the Potomac blog

Kaleidoscope, Birmingham, AL
News Editor (May 2009 – December 2010)

  • Assigned articles to staff writers and edited articles for correct style and format
  • Responsible for design of weekly news pages including article layout, headlines, photos and captions

Caldwell-MacKay, Co., Inc, Birmingham, AL  
Executive Assistant (September 2008 – December 2010)

  • Responsible for generating monthly payroll, paying taxes, and creating and maintaining all invoices
  • Created purchase orders and implemented a new bookkeeping system to ensure efficiency and accuracy

Panorama Public Relations, Birmingham, AL
Intern  (2009)

  • Helped develop and implement the Belk department store “Fall Fashion 2009” initiative
  • Coordinated interviews with media in five markets and produced media reports regarding press coverage
  • Named “Intern of the Year” by the American Advertising Federation for my work on Belk account

Education

American University, Washington, D.C. (2012)
M.A. Journalism and Public Affairs

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL  (2011)
B.A. Communication; Concentrations: Journalism & Public Relations
Summa Cum Laude graduate

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.  (January – May 2011)
Public Policy and Political Journalism

Skills

  • Design: Adobe Creative Suites (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
  • Video: Final Cut Pro, iMovie
  • Audio: Audacity, Audition

Awards & Honors

  • Award of Excellence for long term public relations proposal, Public Relations Council of Alabama (2011)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2011)
  • Academic Excellence in Journalism, Georgetown (2011)
  • Journalism Student of the Year, University of Alabama at Birmingham  (2010)
  • Intern of the Year, American Advertising Federation Birmingham (2009)