I've stood face-to-furry-face with two bleating llamas in the middle of a nursing home. I've biked through the streets of Berlin with trio of Syrian refugees at midnight. I've tried pole dancing fitness classes and hung out poolside at underwater hockey practice -- all in the name of journalism.
As a freelance reporter and journalism senior at the University of Florida, I've done some pretty whacky things in the name of storytelling. During the past three years I worked as an editorial intern at Tower Publications, Tampa Bay Newspapers, The Gainesville Sun and the University of Florida News Bureau. I worked as a reporter and web producer for WUFT News, North Central Florida's NPR member station. I also spent a year alternating between producing and anchoring weekly newscasts of WUFT's News in 90.
Currently based in Gainesville, Florida, I work as a teaching assistant for "Intro to Web Apps," a UF course that teaches journalism students coding and programming fundamentals. I'm also a web developer at The Agency at UF, a communications firm located in the UF College of Journalism.
My articles and photos have been published in Tower Publications (Our Town Magazine and Senior Times Magazine), Tampa Bay Newspapers' eight regional publications, The Independent Florida Alligator, the Tampa Bay Times, the Gainesville Sun, the Fine Print and Sparks Magazine.
I also love music and going to shows, so I founded the music blog Swamp Sounds to profile the entertainment scene in Gainesville.