M. A., Communication (Aug 2008)
Arizona State University: Hugh Downs School of Human Communication

  • Concentrations in intercultural communication and rhetoric; 3.8 GPA
  • Outside coursework in creative writing and globalization studies

B.A., English Language & Writing; Minor French (May 2004)
University of North Texas (Honors Program)

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude; 3.8 GPA
  • Coursework in (photo)journalism, creative writing and linguistics
  • Université de Picardie Jules Verne
  • Studied abroad in Amiens, France for the 2002-2003 academic year


Freelance Writer, Editor & Photographer (Feb 2008 – Present)
Las Vegas Weekly; LA Direct; Vegas InSight; In Touch Weekly; Phoenix ArtSpace. etc.

  • Reports on pop culture, entertainment and more for various publications
  • Conducts the full-process of article creation–from pitching to editing
  • Shoots journalistic and event photography

Copy Editor & Reporter (Aug 2006 – Feb 2008)
944 Magazine; Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Copy edited magazine articles, ads, etc.
  • Wrote magazine articles and conducted interviews
  • Focused on pop culture, entertainment, music and fashion
  • Shot editorial and event photography

Graduate Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant (Aug 2004-Dec 2007)
Arizona State University; Hugh Downs School of Human Communication

  • Taught COM 225: Introduction to Public Speaking (8 sections)
  • Taught COM 230: Small Group Communication (1 section)
  • Taught French 202 (1 section)
  • Assisted Teaching COM 100: Intro to Human Communication (1 section)
  • Provided linguistic coding for software analysis as a research assistant

Creative Writing Intern (Sept 2005 – May 2006)
Arizona State University; Virginia G. Piper Creative Writing Center

  • Shot events such as the Distinguished Visiting Author Series
  • Conducted research comparing creative writing centers for improvement


  • Photography, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop & InDesign
  • Strong research and communication skills
  • Languages: French (fluent), Spanish (intermediate)