2017-2018 Academic Experience
Created Blog: The Age of Ego
Last year, I wrote a blog focused around the idea of ego. I was first inspired by hearing about the stereotypes of millennials as one of the most egotistical generations, prompting more analysis into the topic of ego. This led to a fuller analysis of the concept of ego and the role it plays in modern American society.
Note: This blog is based off my own personal experiences and opinions.
Reported on gender inequality, writing an article and publishing a broadcast video
A multimedia project I reported on and produced (including an article, video and podcast) about gender discrimination in engineering and what colleges can do to help
INTERNSHIP: Evergreen Newspapers
Summer of 2018
During my internship, I reported articles across Colorado, published articles in three local newspapers and helped design newspaper pages.
Clear Creek Courant
2018-2019 Academic Experience
Course: Reporting Two
During this course, I wrote articles on a range of topics every two weeks, teaching me how to write credible and descriptive stories on a tight deadline.
Course: Audio Production
During this course, I learned the fundamentals of audio production and how to create immersive, interesting stories using only sound.
CMCI Now Magazine
Summer of 2019
During my internship, I reported and published articles about the accomplishments of CMCI students in the "Beyond the Classroom" section of the Fall 2019 edition of the magazine.
2019-2020 Academic Experience
Throughout this course, I learned how to use modern camera equipment and the power of visual storytelling as a form of journalism.
Course: Feature Writing
I spent the semester reporting on student political activism at CU Boulder, covering the experience of four student organizations: Buffs for Bernie, Buffs for Warren, Yang Gang and Students for Trump. By the end of my reporting, three of the four presidential candidates had dropped out. This story, however, is not about winning; it's about hope.
January 2020- May 2021
I am the editor-in-chief of The Bold Magazine and a student mentor for The Bold, a multimedia-driven student organization that launched during the fall of 2020. Myself and other student leaders have worked to develop recruitment strategies, conduct community dialogue sessions, organize and structure the organization and edit and report stories that are meaningful to the Boulder community.
I help mentor writers, while also managing, editing, formatting and reporting stories at one time for the magazine. Additionally, I help transfer the stories online into WordPress, bettering my skills in web design and development.
The Bold Magazine: https://theboldcu.com/magazine/
Social Media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and SoundCloud): @theboldcu
SOME ARTICLES I WROTE:
"Talking about race: How Boulder and CU libraries are collaborating to help community members engage in meaningful conversations and action" (Oct. 2020)
"Election night at the UMC: How New Era Colorado is getting involved" (Nov. 2020)
"Going remote: Graduation and first month of spring 2021 semester to be virtual" (Dec. 2020)
"Fumble forward: Why it's better to say something rather than nothing" (April 2021)
I spent the fall semester working with the Denver Gazette team, experienced reporter Carol McKinley and two other student journalists reporting on the impact of the Central 70 project on the 80216 zip code, specifically the Elyria-Swansea, Globeville communities in Denver, CO.
This was an incredible experience in which I spoke with various community members and participants in the Central 70 project about their experiences, concerns and hopes. The article was published in January of 2021: https://gazette.com/news/local/denvers-central-70-project-digging-in-troubled-ground/article_ed4fe09c-4eb9-11eb-806d-6fad58e688fd.html
One of the most compelling aspects of this reporting process was meeting a woman named Yadira Sanchez, who ended up contracting COVID-19. Here is a link to the audio story documenting parts of her experience: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16fnnB061LGNLnYhL-rluah0dBmhuTu2t/view