I double major in public relations and magazine journalism at Drake University. I believe there is some way to make both of those disciplines coexist. I want to write, talk, and generally communicate with lots of people. Coincidentally, I am pretty good at those things.
AARP Iowa Communication Intern
Specifically, I am the advocacy communication intern. I curate and create all of the social media content that is about any of the issues AARP is advocating for or against. This summer, most of the content has been surrounding healthcare. In addition to posting the content online, I also have produced social media videos and written a brochure, member letters, and an intern blog.
Midwest Living Magazine Editorial Assistant [May 2016-May 2017]
Editorial assistants are responsible for fact checking articles on food, home, and travel. This position also involves creating and updating digital content including slideshows and newsletters.
Senior Editor for The Annual [August 2016-May 2017]
Senior editors help decide the direction of the award-winning magazine, The Annual, by pitching story ideas, helping writers develop stories and serving as copy editors. Senior editors also have the opportunity to develop stories as writers.
Communications and Fundraising Intern at Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault [January 2016-May 2016]
The IowaCASA fundraising and communications intern explores the intersection between fundraising and communications in the non-profit sector, by helping both areas work effectively to spread knowledge and a targeted message. This position also requires maintaining various social media pages, including Twitter and Pinterest.
Des Moines Register Our Caucus Contributor [December 2015-February 2016]
Contributing for the Des Moines Register’s Our Caucus project required weekly writing about personal experiences leading up to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.
Drake University Student Caller Supervisor [July 2015-May 2016]
A student caller supervisor maintains the duties of a student caller but also supervises calling shift, communicates with disgruntled prospects, fosters community in the calling center, and interprets data and statistics for report purposes.
Drake University Student Caller [August 2014-May 2015]
A student caller calls alumni, parents, and friends of Drake University in order to solicit funds for the Drake Annual fund and to inform them of Drake University activities and plans.
Drake University [August 2014-May 2018]
Studying Public Relations and Magazines at Drake University, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311.
- I have been a featured panelist on “Going There with Michel Martin” for NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
- I am a Crew Scholar. The Crew Scholars program is an academic minority cohort whose purpose is to increase on-campus diversity and to provide mentorship and mentoring opportunities.
- I am the former advice columnist, and a current contributor for the Times-Delphic, Drake University’s student newspaper.