education

University of Missouri

Bachelor's of Art in Journalism — Strategic Communication

Bachelor's of Art in Art — Graphic Design

University of Missouri Honor's College

Multicultural Certificate

design experience

 

Design Studio Intern

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History

Remote

May 2020 - August 2020

Developed the graphic identity for an upcoming exhibit that addresses historic truth-telling through typographic exploration, color palette decisions, title and label design and case graphics. Organized and collaboratively designed the first-ever internal museum newsletter to be sent out to staff.

Content Intern

Mediablaze

London, England

June 2019 - July 2019

Complete a variety of projects while interning abroad and navigating working in a new culture. Edit commercials for Aftershoks headphones, take on a social media community manager role for Volvo UK, design graphics for a wide range of clients and create content for Mediablaze social channels.

Art Director

MOJO Ad

Columbia, Missouri

August 2019 - December 2019

Direct a creative team of five and lead creation of all things visual for a full-service advertising agency run by professionals and Mizzou strategic communication students. Work with real, paying clients to develop fully-integrated campaigns.

Online Media Director

Kappa Alpha Theta - Alpha Mu Chapter

Columbia, Missouri

December 2017 - present

Design cover photos, online graphics, flyers, advertisements and video graphics. Contribute to complete redesign of organization website. Assist in developing a brand for all social media posts. Post daily on Theta’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. Blog consistently. Manage a social media committee of nine to develop content for all Theta media.

Graphic Designer

University of Missouri Student Affairs — Marketing

Columbia, Missouri

April 2017 - March 2021

Design posters, coupons, booklets, in-store signage and online advertisements. Produce content for all five University of Missouri system stores, MizzouRec, Campus Dining Services and RHA using Adobe Creative Suite Programs. Utilize social media and email software systems. Awarded first place for design campaign in the Association of College Unions - International Region II graphics competition.

Freelance Graphic Designer

Various Projects

December 2017 - present

Completed many freelance graphic design projects. Designed graphics for Thrive Magazine, an entertainment magazine in Decatur, Illinois. Volunteered graphic design and media skills with Columbia nonprofit Children's Grove and charitable organization Explore Hamble benefitting True North, a shelter helping victims of domestic abuse. Created a plethora of marketing materials for Heart of Missouri Court Appointed Special Advocates. 

Junior Brand Designer

BuzzFeed

New York, New York

March 2021 - present

Creative Director

Vox Magazine

Columbia, Missouri

January 2020 - December 2020

Take the lead creative role in the planning and execution of a monthly regional magazine. Serve as the teaching assistant for a magazine design capstone course and manage design staff. Work closely with writers and editors to create visuals. 

Deputy Production Manager

The Maneater Newspaper

Columbia, Missouri

August 2016 - February 2017

Designed weekly newspaper and worked closely with editor-in-chief, production editors and photographers to create relevant, effective layouts for stories and an overall visually appealing newspaper. Designs won state-wide competition for feature layout.

other experience.

Writing Tutor

Mizzou Student Success Center

Columbia, Missouri

December 2017 - May 2020

Work with students during appointments to strengthen writing. Practice incredible communication skills and possess a strong grasp of what makes writing successful.

President

Mizzou Magazine Club

Columbia, Missouri

May 2018 - May 2020

Plan and lead two meetings each month. Organize resume workshops, panel discussions and mentorship programs for members. Oversee all social media postings and photograph events. Created the club’s first Instagram account and boosted Facebook followers as Social Media Coordinator before becoming president. Recruit new members at involvement fairs. Plan annual club trips to New York City and St. Louis to tour magazine offices and connect with MIzzou alums.

Profile Writer

Mizzou Her Campus Blog

Columbia, Missouri

February 2017 - August 2017

Wrote weekly profile pieces for Mizzou’s Her Campus blog. Created an original profile series titled Passionate Women to focus on young women at Mizzou who are passionate about specific causes and working toward impressive goals. Story won second place for profile division in the national Her Campus competition.

Legislative Advocacy Beat Writer

The Maneater Newspaper

Columbia, Missouri

August 2016 - January 2017

Met deadlines, pitched and edited stories about two student organizations at Mizzou that lobbied on behalf of Mizzou students at the state and local governments. Focused on building relationships and kept the student body informed about the groups fighting for them at the city council and state Capitol.

 

achievements.

Mortar Board Tap

2020

Tapped into Mortar Board, one of Mizzou’s six secret societies which recognizes individuals for their scholarship, leadership and service.

Design Teaching Assistant

2020

Selected as the teaching assistant for a Strategic Communication Design & Visuals course and the Advanced Magazine Design capstone for the Missouri School of Journalism.

Panhellenic Counselor

2019

Helped lead 1,400 women through Mizzou’s Panhellenic Recruitment process. Served as a guide and support system for them during an exhausting week. Assisted many in navigating their first week on Mizzou’s campus and finding involvement opportunities. Of the 350+ women who attended informational sessions about this position, 75 were selected.

Outstanding Junior Award

2019

Awarded the Outstanding Junior Award sponsored by Mizzou Honors College for involvement on campus and in community.

Design Showcase Participant

2019

One of 40 students selected as a participant of the competitive Visual Arts and Design Showcase held in Jesse Hall at the University of Missouri each spring semester.

Walter Williams Scholar

2016

Named a Walter Williams Scholar, the highest honor for incoming journalism majors at Mizzou.

Representatives For Student Journalists

2016

Sole student chosen to represent high school journalists in Illinois to testify in front of an Illinois House Judiciary Committee in support of House Bill 5902, a bill to increase the First-Amendment rights of high
school journalists.

Journalism Inspiration Award Winner

2016

Winner of the Illinois Journalism Education Association (IJEA) Journalism Inspiration Award for dedication to defending the First Amendment. This award has only been given twice for special circumstances.

 

Mizzou '39 Recipient

2020

Received award that recognizes 39 graduating seniors for their leadership, service and academic achievement.

Kappa Tau Alpha Member

2020

Invited to join a national honor society in journalism and mass communication for the top ten percent of graduating journalism students across the nation.