Work Experience

Editorial operations manager | Dallas Observer | May 2017 to present
• Manage online and newspaper content
• Develop style guidelines for publication
• Edit stories for grammar, accuracy, clarity, consistency and style
• Write and edit headlines and photo cutlines
• Design pages

Copy editor | The Dallas Morning News | August 2015 to May 2017
• Edit stories for grammar, accuracy, clarity, consistency and style
• Write headlines, photo cutlines and teasers

Graduate and teaching assistant | University of North Texas | August 2015 to May 2017
• Manage social media for Mayborn School of Journalism (Facebook and Twitter)
• Write and edit content for school publications
• Teach and assist with classes on news reporting, writing and editing and media law and ethics

Copywriter and content specialist | Rent-A-Center | February 2014 to July 2015
• Developed content for digital and print marketing vehicles (in-store, mass and direct)
• Wrote product descriptions and maintained website product content across Rent-A-Center brands
• Proofread and edited marketing content
• Wrote scripts for television and radio commercials

Copy editor (assistant iPad editor, designer, section editor and assistant editor) | The Dallas Morning News | May 2007 to February 2014
• Edited stories for grammar, accuracy, clarity, consistency and style
• Wrote headlines, photo cutlines and teasers
• Served as web editor
• Managed stories, photos, graphics and videos for flagship iPad app
• Wrote and edited promotional copy
• Edited and designed weekly community newspapers
• Reported and wrote news stories and columns
• Produced online videos

Project manager | Mizzou on iTunesU | January to May 2007
• Gathered and edited audio and video content for iTunesU website for podcasting and downloading
• Promoted website and prepared for its launch

Convergence editor and producer | Columbia Missourian, KOMU-TV and KBIA radio | August to December 2006
• Edited print and broadcast stories
• Worked as web producer

Reporting intern | The Dallas Morning News | May to August 2006
• Researched archived articles for John F. Kennedy microsite
• Reported and wrote articles
• Covered breaking news, entertainment and sports

Convergence reporter | Columbia Missourian, KOMU-TV and KBIA radio| January to May 2006
• Reported and wrote print and broadcast stories
• Edited video and audio

Reporting intern | The Dallas Morning News | May to August 2004
• Contributed to a microsite that won the Scripps Howard National Journalism Award for Web Reporting
• Reported and wrote articles and background information for multimedia projects


Editing and copy editing (AP style)
Social media
Content management
Reporting and writing (news and opinion)
Layout and design
Video and audio production


Master of Journalism, 2017
University of North Texas (Kappa Tau Alpha, Mayborn Scholar)
Bachelor of Journalism, 2007
University of Missouri (Honors College alumna, convergence track)


Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication
Author, Breaking Bad News: A Qualitative Examination of Depression Coverage in Three Prominent U.S. Newspapers, 2017 symposium
American Copy Editors Society

Presenter, Covering Mental Illness with Care, 2016 national conference
Girls on the Run
Head coach, 2014 to 2015
Grant Halliburton Foundation
Web content editor, 2013
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Mentor, 2010 to 2013