I graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (New York, New York) in December 2017 with a M.A. Degree in Journalism. My concentration was in arts and culture reporting. I interned at BUST Magazine in Summer 2017, where I coded (HMTL5/CSS) newsletters, articles and blog posts and brought current and archived print issue stories online. Prior to graduate school, I was a Class of 2016 graduate of Siena College (Loudonville, New York), 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 look forward to working in the journalism field. I enjoy being up-to-date with pop-culture in our world that is so consumed by and with various social media platforms and trends.
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 and DNAinfo New York, and have also covered feminism-related topics at BUST Magazine.