25 News & Heart of Illinois ABC, October 2017-Present
Research, fact check, prepare, conduct and deliver a wide range of interviews and special reports, ranging from local to national, to breaking news and human interest.
Engage in hands-on work through script writing, promos, field shooting and field editing.
Front stories live in the field, adapting on-the-spot to create clarity for the viewers.
Contribute to website operations to improve the user experience and return rate, while also contributing to the station’s social media strategy.
Serve as fill-in anchor, with additional experience in producing and training.
Build strong connections on a daily basis with beat sources and lead contacts to discover stories.
Skilled in using Avid software programming to arrange and edit interview footage.
WNIT Public Broadcasting Service, "Education Counts_Michiana," October 2016-October 2017
Conducted primary and secondary research to craft long form and short stories on education topics.
Engaged in hands-on work through script writing, promos, and field shooting.
Edited to enhance programming on Adobe Premiere.
Actively engaged in spreading the show and stories by leading our social media strategy.
Understood and actively contributed to our website operations to improve the experience and return rate of our audience.
EducationCounts_Michiana received the highest average web traffic, over 10% more views than any other local show featured on our website.
My stories earned top viewership for our show.
MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST
Meridian Health Services, Mishawaka, IN, July 2016-October 2016
Served, coached, and helped navigate clients, ages 3 through 55, through personal barriers or traumatic experiences.
Used active listening, open-ended questions, and affirmative body language to validate feelings.
Therapy practice included a strong emphasis on Motivational Interviewing.
WNIT Public Broadcasting Service, South Bend, IN, October 2015-2016
Engaged in production work for the show, Economic Outlook.
Developed my passion for on-air storytelling by shooting human-interest stories and leadership segments for the Public Access Channel and YouTube.
COACH AND SPEAKER
Skylight Leadership, Midwest, August 2015-October 2016
Served as a coach and speaker to help individuals and organizations develop into more effective and authentic leaders.
Accelerated company brand image by filming video segments and writing blogs, which were circulated to current and potential clients.
CO-FOUNDER AND FACEBOOK PAGE ADMINISTRATOR
Humans of Michiana, February 2015-August 2016
Captured stories of people in Michiana by asking questions, conducting interviews, and engaging in conversation to spread stories on a national and international level, with hundreds and thousands of viewers.
The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN, March 2014-June 2016
Conducted primary and secondary research to share human-interest stories.
Focused on topics such as poverty, bullying, faith, international programs, immigration, the elderly population, and motivation.
Adriana Trigiani, New York, NY, May 2014-June 2014
Participated in experiential learning under Mrs. Trigiani, a novelist, television writer, producer, and film director (Big Stone Gap).
Demonstrated critical thinking, time management, and organization skills in order to ensure the smooth functioning of day-to-day operations.
Girls Above Society Online Magazine, July 2013-June 2015
Proactively wrote articles to encourage the confidence and self-worth of young girls.
The Smart Girls Group Online Magazine (Spire & Co), May 2012-June 2015
Led the “Dear Smart Girl” column aimed at motivating girls to pursue life with newfound determination and read by 30,000+ members.
Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN, January 2011-May 2011
Administrated marketing and management tasks for the University of Notre Dame Press.
Today's Catholic, February 2007-August 2014
Wrote articles on personal enriching faith experiences.