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University of Kansas // Lawrence, Kan.
Intended Majors: Journalism and History          
Recipient of the Roger Wooldridge scholarship


The Wichita Eagle

Unpaid Sports Intern // May 2015-August 2015
  • Wrote about various sports on a regular basis, including feature stories, recaps, previews and notebooks
  • Wrote game recaps for high school baseball, softball, soccer
  • Primary assignment was FC Wichita, a National Premier Soccer League club in its inaugural season
  • Worked closely with sports editor Kirk Seminoff

The University Daily Kansan                                                                                                                    

Associate Sports Editor // August 2015-Present
  • Manage a staff of over 20 people, communicating with the the staff and finding progress on stories on a regular basis
  • Budget the newspaper’s sports section and online content

Sports Writer // August 2014-Present
  • Write various stories, columns, features on football, volleyball, and soccer for the daily newspaper at the University of Kansas, a college of nearly 28,000 students
  • Cover Kansas football, a Division I football program, as a beat reporter
  • Covered Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer as a beat reporter in the past
  • Wrote game recaps, columns, practice updates, and quick-hit online-only pieces

Web Editor // January 2015-May 2015
  • Curated and organized the Kansan’s website by uploading stories, photos, and other multimedia
  • Consistently innovate the website to fit the digital age and with the Kansan’s goals

The Derby Informer    

Sports Correspondent // September 2012-May 2014                                                                             
  • Served as assistant to sports editor Scott Elpers on game days for the weekly paper in Derby, Kansas
  • Wrote news on many sports, feature stories, kept stats, wrote game recaps, often regulated social media

Paid Intern // May 2015-August 2015
  • Worked on both news and sports in my second stint with the paper
  • Covered community happenings and wrote sports features

Sportable Media

Lead of NFL News // March 2014-December 2014  
  • Website which specializes in short-form news hits (555 characters)
  • Daily contributor to both the NFL news and fantasy football sides of site

Various Establishments

Freelance Writer
  • Wrote for Lawrence Journal-World, Tonganoxie Mirror, Basehor Sentinel,, around a dozen other sites
  • Have been linked to ProFootballTalk on multiple occasions


  • Experienced in covering and reporting on live sporting events, keeping statistics, conducting interviews
  • Strong desire to meet and exceed deadline expectations
  • Knowledge in drawing reader interest from social media sites, and how to build a social media presence
  • Experienced in one-on-one interviews, press conferences, and other forms of interviews
  • Committed to accomplishing tasks above expectations
  • Belief in learning new skills and taking on challenges, if prompted
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point; know both Mac and Windows OS

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