I work as a content strategist and editor for the public relations department at Influence & Co. I brainstorm story ideas, pitch our clients’ insights and edit copy from freelancers. My role calls for me to keep up on news and trends in a variety of industries — which is perfect for the news junkie in me.
I previously worked for the Columbia Tribune in Columbia, Missouri, covering a variety of beats during my two stints there — including city government, business, k-12 education and higher education.
The higher education beat gave me the opportunity to cover the University of Missouri at a pivotal time for the institution. I covered race issues on campus and graduate student benefits at the university — which were among a few subjects that made national headlines.
I also have experience working for the St. Joseph News Press/FOX 26/NBC21 newsroom in St. Joseph, Missouri — covering the public safety beat. I wrote stories for the web, shot and edited video, wrote scripts for our two television broadcasts and wrote stories for the newspaper.
I graduated from Webster University in May 2014. My time there shaped me into a well-rounded multimedia storyteller and my professional work experiences have strengthened my skills and my curiosity.