I graduated from the University of Arizona in May 2013 with a degree in journalism and a double minor in classics and government and public policy. I was at my college newspaper, the Arizona Daily Wildcat, for nearly three years. I worked my way up to being a two-term editor-in-chief by starting out as an arts writer and columnist, then as a copy editor. I was also the opinions editor for a semester before acting as the paper’s copy chief for two semesters.
I’ve also interned as a copy desk apprentice at the Arizona Daily Star, and I’ve held other leadership positions as a mentor to high school journalism students and the chairwoman of the Arizona Student Media Board. In 2012, I was a Dow Jones News Fund copy editing intern for the Los Angeles Times. Most recently, I’ve been named a 2013 Pulliam fellow for the Arizona Republic, where I’ll spend on the summer on the metro copy desk.
I’m interested in the way things work: how language can be used and manipulated, how storytelling happens, how journalism evolves, how people interact. My education and career have been dedicated to exploring these questions, and I hope to keep pursuing them.
In my (limited) spare time, I also enjoy reading, collecting more scarves and cardigans than anyone from Tucson needs, and frequenting 24-hour diners and coffee shops.