Work Experience

The Washington Post | Business reporting intern / freelancer | Washington, D.C. | Summer - Fall 2015

Covered general assignments in business, including industry trends, earnings announcements and breaking news

Reported on Volkwagen's emissions-cheating scandal, allegations of corruption at United, airline-industry collusion and stock market turmoil

Freelanced from South Carolina, writing about historic flooding, southern politics and general business news

The (Charleston) Post and Courier | Statehouse contributor | Columbia, S.C. | Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Previously: Metro intern

Reported on the 2015 legislative session and the 2014 gubernatorial election

Navigated complicated policy debates and legislative action under deadline pressure

Assisted with long-term enterprise work, including a project on police shootings in South Carolina

The Denver Post | Business desk intern | Denver, Colo. | Summer 2014

Covered general assignments in business, from daily stories on acquisitions and regulatory impacts to enterprise on campaign finance and marijuana legalization

Sought to break and advance business stories while emphasizing principles of explanatory journalism

Reviewed hundreds of campaign advertising contracts to explain the mechanics and extent of campaign spending in Colorado

Handled high-profile assignments, including interviews with two advisers to President Barack Obama

The Virginian-Pilot | Metro intern | Norfolk, Va. | Summer 2013

Wrote daily and enterprise articles that played prominently in print and online at Virginia’s biggest daily

Covered public safety, courts, city government and general assignments and broke stories that were followed by competing outlets, including The Associated Press

Worked night breaking news shifts weekly, reporting under deadline pressure for print and web

The Daily Gamecock | Editor-in-chief | Columbia, S.C. | 2011-2014

Past: Managing editor, news editor, assistant news editor, staff writer

Coordinated coverage of the University of South Carolina’s administration and board of trustees for a top-10 student newspaper recently named among the best nationally by the College Media Association

Conducted investigations and broke stories that garnered in attention in media outlets including the AP, ESPN, USA Today and Washington Post

Developed a digital-first workflow and reorganized Web staff to increase traffic roughly 40 percent

Designed and implemented a comprehensive training program for new staff members

Free Times | Freelance reporter | Columbia, S.C.

Covered city development and its ripples through government, business and the environment

Wrote a cover story exploring the history of Columbia, S.C., through the lens of one address


University of South Carolina | Columbia, S.C. | May 2015

South Carolina Honors College | political science (minor: journalism) | 3.5 GPA


College Media Association (national)

Finalist, best news story

Society of Professional Journalists (regional)

Green Eyeshade award (best administration reporter in the South) (2013)

Mark of Excellence finalist for in-depth reporting (2013) (Region 3)

Society of American Business Editors and Writers (university)

David J. Morrow Scholarship for Business Journalism

S.C. Press Association (state)

Journalist of the year (2013)

Best news article (2013)

Best feature (2013)

Best individual Twitter account (2012)

No. 3 news article (2011, 2013)

University of South Carolina

Carolina Scholar (top university scholarship)

Boy Scouts of America

Eagle Scout