I’m a Columbia, Missouri-based journalist originally from the Minneapolis area. I’m studying journalism, international studies, and Spanish at the University of Missouri, and I’m the editor-in-chief of The Maneater, MU’s student publication.
As a writer, my journalistic interests lie in food and public health reporting. I’ve always enjoyed finding out explanations behind everyday things and learning quirky fun facts, and my goal in writing is to report stories that people will also be able to learn from. Throughout the past couple years, I’ve had the opportunity to dig into stories like this at several publications.
During the spring 2016 semester, I was a health and public safety beat reporter for the Columbia Missourian, a daily city newspaper. I covered everything from breaking news — drug arrests, local takes on the musician Prince’s death, mumps in campus residence halls — to longer, more in-depth projects about transgender health care and prescription drug databases. I wrote extensively about Campus Dining Services as a writer at The Maneater, MU’s campus newspaper, and my writing has also appeared in The Tower Magazine, a Middle Eastern affairs publication with international readership. There, I wrote about the history of a Middle Eastern condiment that has yet to make a splash in America.
As an editor, I am versatile. I’ve gained news editing and copy editing experience through having been an assistant city editor at the Missourian and working at The Maneater. In both roles, I sat with writers and workshopped stories directly. As the editor-in-chief of The Maneater, I currently oversee an editorial board of 16 and, by extension, a staff of around 100, I work to maintain relationships with key campus groups and other media outlets, and I ensure the paper is functioning smoothly on both the editorial and business sides.
Outside of journalism, I enjoy travelling, biking, skiing, rock climbing (I’ve hiked up mountains in three different countries), and exploring cities’ coffee shop scenes. I’ve also played Simon Says led by a guy actually named Simon.