Currently I am a staff writer for The Red Hook Star-Revue. In December 2017 I earned my M.A. Degree in Journalism - with a concentration in arts and culture reporting - from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (New York, NY), where I honed my print, broadcast and audio story-telling skills. Prior to graduate school, I was a Class of 2016 graduate of Siena College (Loudonville, NY), where I attained a B.A. Degree in English with an English Honors Certificate; minored in Marketing, Writing and Communications; and achieved Magna Cum Laude at commencement.
Thanks to my hands-on experiences in journalism through my previous internships - plus the practical marketing knowledge attained in my undergraduate classes - I intend to work in the journalism field and pursue social media marketing. I look forward to using all my journalistic skills while exploring and reporting on arts, culture and entertainment.
In my senior year at Siena College, I was selected to be a Casey Fellowship recipient and conducted academic research in Summer 2015 on a topic that had not been covered in my college's curriculum - zombies. Through this experience I did intensive research on the infectious interest of the undead in popular culture. While I mainly focused on AMC's The Walking Dead, I also looked into how much zombies have changed in literature and film (since their inception in Haitain folklore) in order to better-fit audiences' changing interests. Due to my passion and dedication for the topic, I shared my knowledge with the student community via informal, scheduled discussions and my own PowerPoint presentation of 120+ slides - during the entire academic year (Fall 2015-Spring 2016). Siena College highlighted the Summer 2015 Casey Fellowship recipients here.
I've freelanced for BKLYNER, DNAinfo New York, NYCity News Service and have also covered feminism-related topics at BUST Magazine. Select audio pieces have been heard on WHCR 90.3 FM NY The Voice of Harlem and WHDD 91.9 FM Robin Hood Radio.
Select personal tweets have been featured in: Bleacher Report, The Daily Edge [Ireland], and Twitter Moments ["Clueless" 22nd anniversary - 7/19/17]. A personal tweet was also featured during AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead: Talking Dead" television series - Season 2, Episode 19 (air date: April 24, 2016) - nationwide on television and AMC on demand at the time. Proof
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