I am a strategic storyteller with a naturally inquisitive nature and passionate about the power of words.
I believe in the power of social media. It provides us a platform to share our experiences, but it also can take us a world away all from the comfort of our couch.
Stories are constantly all around us, just waiting to be told. As a storyteller, I look for the best way to share these stories with the people they matter most to. But I don't just tell others' stories. I also help them share their own.
I'm currently working with the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy to help share its story. I identified its unique needs, long-term goals and social media strengths and weaknesses to develop a comprehensive campaign to create digital content and events, as well as increase engagement both on social media and in person. How did I do that? It all comes down to storytelling. Whether it's the academic programs, the guest lecturers or the bonds developed by its community of scholars, the Kinder Institute provides intellectuals with a unique academic space. That's a rich environment to find stories and ideas worth sharing. I find them, neatly package them and share them via social media, as well as develop and coordinate events to share these stories with prospective and current members in-person.
As a senior at the University of Missouri-Columbia, I am currently pursuing a dual major in journalism and political science, along with a minor in Chinese Studies. My journalism interest area is Convergence- Emerging Media. I've learned how to engage and entertain audiences on various social platforms, how to code, how to report, edit and produce enterprise and breaking stories and how to collaborate with all types of people.
I've worked in front of the Supreme Court on decision days as a multimedia reporter, discovered arts and culture stories in Florence, Italy, and served as the creative producer for a finalist app development team in the Reynolds Journalism Institute Competition in collaboration with the Public Media Platform.
My dream job in ten years? I'm not really sure, because it probably doesn’t exist yet. I am sure, though, that I want to work in a collaborative and creative environment that values people and the connections that can bring us all together.
Fun Fact: She actually got her first start in the news business at the ripe old age of 10, when she gathered her friends together to contribute to a "Classroom Newspaper" she published regularly for her 4th grade class. And, yes, she did make herself Editor-in-Chief.