...I was thrown into the newsroom from day one. My coursework and internships haven't just prepared me for a career in journalism; I'm already started. Even before my time at Mercer, I worked as the News Director for Oviedo High School's competitive student television show WROR-TV. From my early TV days to now, check out what I've been working on.
This summer, I'll be working as a multimedia intern at NASA. My job responsibilities range from podcast production to social media campaigns, and everything in between.
After my freshman year of college, I interned with Georgia Public Broadcasting and created several radio spots that aired on NPROne and throughout the state. I reported on the 2017 solar eclipse, evidence of KKK history at a local college, the closing of a symphony, and more.
Since my first semester at Mercer, I've been proud to be on staff for our student newspaper. I've previously worked as The Cluster's lead news writer and arts editor, and currently work as the news editor. I've been fortunate to work on both sides of the publication as a writer and editor, and support The Cluster in its mission to be a voice for the university, which isn't always an easy thing to do as a private institution.
My work has been published with middle Georgia's newspaper, The Telegraph, several times. My classwork and practicum experience with the publication helped me learn the crucial importance of local journalism and the expectations and duties that go along with it. I've written both fun and intensive pieces for them: a listicle exploring novels set in Macon, the reasons behind local birth rates, Safe Haven laws, and more.
Macon's CBS affiliate provided me with the training and outlet to take what I learned in high school as a TV journalist and reach a huge market. A few of my videos include an investigation into the history of a local park, the demographics making up local colleges, and how a farmer's market operates in a food desert.