- Fluent in Spanish (written/verbal/comprehensive)
- Native language English (written/verbal/comprehensive)
- Adobe Premiere, Photoshop
- Microsoft Office Suite
- EidosMedia Méthode
- Social media fluency on most platforms
- Social media analytics
- Basic film, photography and editing
- Website creation and design (Wordpress, Squarespace)
- Extensive knowledge of AP Style
- Hootsuite certified
- Journalistic research, interviewing and reporting
- Basic design and layout experience
- Travel experience and deep understanding of cultural diversity
- Basic copy writing and copy editing
- Developing and maintaining a blog
- Creating and managing professional social media campaigns
- Content writing for professional entities
International Media Studies | Europe | 2014
A program through the journalism department at Colorado State University allowed me to spend three weeks in Europe examining media communications at an international level. Under the guidance of two CSU professors and alongside several peers, I attended media seminars at notable businesses and universities including Hill + Knowlton Strategies, The Integer Group Paris, BBC News London and others. Not only did this experience help me understand differences in media communication around the world, but offered me a deepend understanding of cultural diversity. Countries visited include France, England, Germany, Amsterdam and Holland.
The Denver Post Denver, CO | 2016 – present
YourHub Community Journalist/Designer
As a community journalist, I contribute to a hyperlocal subsection of the Denver Post that is a print/online newspaper focusing on local news in eight different counties in the Denver metro area. I am the reporter assigned to the Arvada community. I use my own resources to find stories of interest, pitch them to the YourHub team, conduct research, schedule interviews and write the story under a weekly deadline. This position especially calls for focus on the "personal" voices of the community. I produce one article per week, alongside a crime blotter, a business feature and a newsworthy daily.
As a page designer, I manage the layout of all eight editions of the paper using EidosMedia Méthode. This position requires me to copy edit the work of fellow reporters and contributor content before going to print. This position is also in charge of publishing the paper's content online and maintaining an online/social media presence.
303 Magazine | Denver, CO | 2016
Social Media Management Intern and Staff Writer
As a social media management intern, I focused on the magazine's Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook accounts –generating engagement by posting relevant content, appropriately responding to comments/tweets/pins and interacting with related users. All of this was in an effort to maintain a strong online/social media presence.
As a staff writer centered around lifestyle/culture pieces, I created feature-length stories that explored hot topics and trends in the Denver community conducting all the necessary research under an assignment-based deadline. This position required me to produce at least one article weekly, with extra stories on an as-pitched basis.
Positive Altitude Editorial | Arvada, CO | 2016
Content Writing Assistant
As a content writing assistant, I worked with a number of professional clients in maintaining their business' blogs, websites and newletters under a weekly deadline. This position required me to conduct research and take/edit photos. I produced 3 newsletters and two blog entries per week. Photos were taken for each blog entry.
Advisory Headquarters | Online | 2016
As a freelance writer for the Advisory Headquarters, I conducted extensive research in order to write reliable online reviews using an assigned amount of SEO-based keywords under a 48 hour deadline. Assignments were received on an as-need basis.
Rocky Mountain Collegian | Fort Collins, CO | 2012–2014
Senior Entertainment and Arts Reporter
As senior entertainment reporter, I sought interesting stories around the CSU campus and the Fort Collins community that pertained to art, culture and entertainment. Many of my stories were previews or reviews of local events. I pitched stories to the news team, conducted research, scheduled interviews and wrote stories under a weekly deadline. This position required me to produce a minimum of two stories per week.
Conversation Partners | Fort Collins, CO | 2012
As a language tutor, I worked with foreign exchange students to practice English as a second language and better understand the American culture. I met with students once a week. This position greatly deepend my understanding of cultural diversity.