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Senior Editor/Condition Leader,, Austin, TX
Health Editor, Double X Science
Journalism Adjunct Professor, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Photo Editor, Reporting Texas news website, UT-Austin, Austin, TX
News 21 Fellow, Carnegie-Knight Foundation, Chicago, IL
- Created multimedia packages for health beat with with Medill team
- Used social media to promote multimedia stories published on site
News Reporter, Daily Texan newspaper, Austin, TX
- Pitched and wrote news and feature stories
City Desk Correspondent, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX
- Covered city hall beats and features for 5 cities of DFW Metroplex
Associate Editor/Intern, American Woman, Men’s Journal, NY, NY
Bureau Assistant and Reporter, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Austin, TX
Organizations Editor, Cactus Yearbook, Austin, TX
Newsroom Intern, full-time, Arlington Star-Telegram, Arlington, TX
- Wrote features, front page news stories, weekly news summaries
Development Office Manager, Downlands College
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
- Public relations and marketing for Catholic boarding school
- Published college alumni magazine, including writing, photography, ad sales
November 11 to Present
December 12 to Present
January 13 to Present
May 10 - Aug 10
Summer, 2009
Aug 08 - Jan 09
Aug 02 - Dec 03
May 99 - Aug 99
Sep 96 - May 99
Aug 98 - May 99
Jun 96 - Aug 96
Aug 01 - Feb 02


  • Master’s in Photojournalism, University of Texas at Austin,  May 2012
  • Master’s coursework (15 hours) in Reading Comprehension, Texas Women’s University, Denton, Texas
  • Bachelor of Arts in English & Plan II Liberal Arts Honors, University of Texas at Austin, May 2000 (History & Journalism concentrations)


  • Programs, Advanced Skill - Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, SoundSlides
  • Programs, Intermediate Skill - Final Cut Pro, WordPress, Google Maps, HTML/CSS; Beginner Skill - Flash, Dreamweaver
  • Technical: Photography (Film & Digital), Video filming/editing, Audio recording/editing, Darkroom
  • General: Consumer & commercial writing; blogging; visual design; copyediting; academic writing & editing; basic Spanish
  • Travel: extensive experience in 40+ countries on 6 continents


  • Texas State Teaching Certificate, ELA 8-12, Journalism 8-12 Teacher Technology Competencies Certification
  • Illinois State Teaching Certificate, ELA 8-12


  • National Merit Scholar
  • Coca Cola National Scholar
  • Texas Scholar
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • UT-Austin Rhodes Scholarship nominee
  • Headliners scholarships
  • 10+ scholarships (undergraduate and graduate)

Publications – Written Work

  • Scientific American
  • Slate
  • Nature
  • Muse Magazine
  • Scuba Diving Magazine
  • Double X Science
  • Fit Magazine
  • Men's Journal
  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Austin American-Statesman
  • dailyRx News
  • Family Practice News, Pediatric News, Clinical Psychiatry News, Clinical Neurology News
  • Women’s Wear Daily
  • Student Health 101
  • News21
  • The Sustainability Review
  • Daily Texan, Our Campus (UT-Austin), Reporting Texas, Texas Alcalde,
  • Forté (Australia), U. Magazine

Publications – Photography & Multimedia

  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  • Austin American-Statesman
  • Chicago Sun-Times
  • NPPA News Photographer Magazine
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Library
  • dailyRx News
  • News21
  • Daily Texan, Our Campus (UT-Austin), Reporting Texas
  • Forté (Australia)
  • Nobelity

Professional Organizations

  • Association of Health Care Journalists
  • National Association of Science Writers
  • American Society of Journalists and Authors
  • Society of Environmental Journalists
  • ScienceOnline
  • Medicine in the Media alumna
  • Association of Texas Photography Instructors
  • Photo Imaging Educators Association
  • International Reading Association
  • National Press Photographers Association

Journalism Adjunct Professor, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Journalism High School Teacher, Texas Virtual Academy
Test prep teacher & tutor (SAT, ACT, GRE),
Sherwood Test Prep, More Than a Teacher, independent contractor
Teaching Assistant, Freshman Seminars University of Texas at Austin
- Taught undergraduate writing, led three discussion sections
- One semester of Italian Cinema; one semester of Self & Soul (philosophy)
Teaching Assistant, Visual Design, University of Texas at Austin
-Taught InDesign, Photoshop, design layout and visual design skills
-Conducted four weekly labs and grade assignments
Photography Instructor, Informal Classes, University of Texas, Austin
- Taught adults beginning digital photography in continuing education
Private Tutor, self-employed, DFW Metroplex
- Tutored SAT & ACT prep, reading, writing, algebra, geometry, study skills
Arlington ISD teacher, Sam Houston High School
- Taught Journalism, Photojournalism, English, SAT Prep class
- Full-time curricular adviser to school newspaper and yearbook, Aug 05-Jun 08
- Taught after-school and Saturday SAT prep classes, Sep 04-May 08
- Coordinated SAT Prep program and trained other SAT instructors
- Most Outstanding First-Year Teacher in District (2004)
- Two-year grant winner for Student Book Club & Family Literacy
SAT & ACT Prep Instuctor & Tutor, Teaching Company, Arlington
- Taught small group (5-8 students) SAT prep classes twice a week
- Tutored individual clients in their homes in test prep and study skills
Substitute Teacher, Arlington, Kennedale, Fort Worth ISDs
Millfields Elementary School, London, England
Aug 11-Mar 12
Aug 11-Mar 12
March 10-present
Aug 10-May 10
Aug 08-May 10
Feb/Sep/Dec 09
Aug 02-Jan 09
Aug 03-Jun 08
Aug 02-May 04
Aug 02-May 03
Jan 01-May 01