As a digital producer, I build, copy edit and publish stories on our website, manage the homepage and station social media accounts and write and send Inbox Edition, our daily morning newsletter. I also take and edit photos and occasionally report breaking news stories and features. I first joined WESA in 2018 as a newsroom intern.
As the senior reporter and assignment editor, I reported daily news stories and audio features about South Bend, Elkhart and the rest of Michiana and worked in collaboration with fellow reporters to structure and plan news coverage. I also hosted All Things Considered on Thursdays and Fridays and served as a fill-in host for ATC and Morning Edition.
At NPR, I wrote and managed the Diverse Sources Database and the Source of the Week email newsletter, a public resource that helps journalists find diverse sources and get them on the air at NPR. Want weekly emails featuring experts of color on newsworthy topics? Click here to subscribe.
As an editorial intern at CalMatters, I covered housing and transportation policy in California. I wrote two big digital feature stories — one on allowing vacancy fines for corporate owned homes and the other on giving kids free public transit. I also produced Gimme Shelter, the CalMatters housing podcast.
Written as my final paper for HIST 3076 (History of Tourism), a history class I took on exchange at the University of Hong Kong in fall 2018, this paper also ended up counting as my 395 research paper for my history double major at Northwestern. This is my favourite academic paper, so I put it on my website.