Who I Am
I am a multimedia journalist with a wide-range of experience in broadcast and DSLR videography, DSLR and film photography, audio production, writing, data analysis and social media. I love working across platforms and finding new and innovative ways to tell stories in engaging and impactful ways. I hold to a strong set of journalistic ethics and feel responsible to “seek truth and report it” from multiple points of view.
I’m driven by the idea that everyone has a story tell, and I’m committed to telling those stories.
I’m currently working in Washington, D.C., as NPR‘s National desk intern. As part of my job, I pitch and report digital stories for npr.org, assist radio reporters with researching and finding audio clips and help manage a breaking news alert project.
Before starting at NPR, I worked in D.C. for four months as a digital reporter for Cronkite News/Arizona PBS, covering both money and Indian Country. I cultivated sources in multiple areas and frequently report from Capitol Hill. I’ve reported on breaking news, congressional hearings, press conferences and Supreme Court cases, among other things. I’ve pitched and written stories and produced videos on a wide-range of current topics such as the problems tribes face working with federal agencies, the transgender ban and DACA. I’ve also significantly increased my social media following.
I was a Reynolds Fellow as part of the 2017 Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative team, which included award-winning editors and a group of 29 journalists from all over. The team investigated drinking water contamination across the country, and I worked with two other journalists investigating water contamination on and around military bases, which required extensive research, interviews and data analysis. I traveled to five different locations across the United States to report on the ground, which included shooting video and photos, and gathering audio. I was a cinematographer for the project’s documentary, “Troubled Water” and a lead producer of the project’s “Unfiltered” podcast.
I spent eight months studying and reporting on immigration and border issues, and took a foreign reporting trip to the heart of Mexico. While in Querétaro City and the surrounding areas, I interviewed dozens of people about their concerns with the political state of the U.S. and the growing threat of mass deportation and a wall on the border. I produced a long-form audio story from that reporting.
I worked as a production intern at KJZZ, the NPR-affiliate station in the Phoenix-area. I helped produce the station’s original production, “The Show,” – pitching stories, finding sources, coordinating interviews, assisting the producer during taping, checking audio and attending pitch meetings. I also produced a feature story.
I recently graduated with a master’s degree in mass communication from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
I earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology, with a minor in English, from Brigham Young University.
When I’m not reporting, I love visiting new places, whether it’s a restaurant in my neighborhood or a country across the world. I love to be with my family and friends, who keep me grounded. I also love Netflix-binging, and discovering new podcasts, books and music to talk about.
In reality, I’ve always got my ears and eyes open for stories to tell.