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Professional Experience

M.A. Candidate, Journalism and Public Affairs

American University, Washington, D.C., July 2018-present

  • Covers local and national politics in Washington, D.C. while studying investigative journalism and audio production.
  • Conducts research for The Washington Post’s Investigative desk through American University’s Post Practicum course
  • Developed proficiency in Adobe Audition and Premiere Pro, and Avid Pro Tools.
  • Assists Professor W. Joseph Campbell on research for his new book on journalists and the failure of polling in the 2016 American presidential election.

World Endeavors, Minneapolis, MN

Regional Outreach Coordinator, 2017-2018

  • Planned and executed digital marketing strategy, creating content for Facebook, Instagram, and WordPress to increase quarterly sales goals, brand awareness, and customer engagement.
  • Traveled to college campuses across the country to recruit students for international programs and develop relationships with Study Abroad Offices, devising opportunities for individual and group programs tailored to the university’s needs and goals.

Freelance Writing and Editing

2010-present

  • Wrote theatre reviews and profiles of theatre artists for Minnesota Playlist and City Pages.
  • Wrote weekly essays on student life, social issues, and politics for The Dartmouth as a Senior Columnist.
  • Has tutored thousands of high school and college students on term papers and application essays, and ACT/SAT writing. Initially trained as a writing instructor at the Dartmouth Institute of Writing and Rhetoric in 2010.

The Blake School, Minneapolis, MN

Upper School Social Studies Teacher, 2014-2015

  • Taught one section of 9th grade World History, collaborating with 9th Grade History and English team to create course calendar and assessments. Taught two sections of upperclass electives (Moral Issues, and Social Psychology).
  • Created new, student-centered curriculum, synthesizing information from textbooks, archives, and online resources to create compelling and accessible content.

Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA

English Teaching Fellow, 2012-2014

  • Taught 9th and 10th-grade English, drawing on scientific understanding of teaching and learning developed through M.S. Ed program at University of Pennsylvania. Coached JV Boy’s Soccer and Varsity Boy’s Lacrosse.
  • Spearheaded internal review of English Department writing curriculum, synthesizing survey data from teachers and students and research on best practices to make specific policy recommendations.

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. May, 2014

M.S. Education. GPA: 3.84/4.0

  • Coursework included extensive research and writing on the neuroscience of learning, curriculum design and instructional techniques, and the history and culture of schools in America.
  • Designed and conducted field research in schools on student learning and institutional culture, collaborating with U Penn academic advisors, gathering observational and interview data, and creating comprehensive written reports.

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. June 2012

B.A. History. GPA: 3.48/4.0. Major GPA 3.68/4.0

  • Studied the history of colonialism around the world and civil rights movements in America, along with coursework in Anthropology, Gender Studies, and Comparative Literature.
  • Conducted ethnographic research on white Afrikaner identity development in post-Apartheid South Africa with the School for International Training.
  • Wrote weekly essays on student life, social issues, and politics for The Dartmouth as a Senior Columnist.
  • Co-led Men’s Forum, a discussion group committed to fighting sexism and sexual assault on campus by developing critical awareness amongst men and creating nonviolent male communities.