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Bachelor of Arts | May 2018 | California State University, Fullerton
Major: Communications, emphasis in print journalism
Associate of Arts for Transfer | May 2016 | San Joaquin Delta College
Journalism, Communication Studies
TUSK MAGAZINE, California State University, Fullerton
Layout designer | spring 2018
Created innovative page layouts for the student-ran culture magazine. Utilized Adobe Creative Cloud to combine copy, photos and graphic designs in aesthetically pleasing layouts. Collaborated with other designers to create a cohesive design for the entire magazine.
DAILY TITAN, California State University, Fullerton
Social Media Editor | fall 2017
Maximized engagement with readers through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Created social media videos and campaigns to increase follower count and website clicks.
Reporter and assistant to the layout editor | spring 2017
Published multiple stories a week in Associated Press style for the student-run newspaper of Cal State Fullerton.
Met daily deadlines with articles on campus events, campus clubs, administration, local events, political events and more.
Articles were always fact checked and reported thoroughly. Assisted in the design of the print editions on the Daily Titan. Brought creativity to the opinion and feature pages. Abided by the rules of modular design when laying out pages.
News editor | fall 2016
Coordinated and managed all news content for the Daily Titan. Supervised reporters in their reporting processes and advised them on writing techniques.
Daily work included creating story pitches, fact checking and section editing.
THE COLLEGIAN, San Joaquin Delta College
News editor | spring 2016
Oversaw all news content for The Collegian, the student newspaper at San Joaquin Delta College.
Edited and fact checked reporters’ news stories. Vetted story pitches with staff members. Designed front page layouts for every print edition.
Opinion editor and social media editor | fall 2015
Edited all opinion columns for The Collegian. Implemented a new section called ‘Mustang Voice’ which still runs today.
Created unique page designs for every issue using Adobe InDesign. Oversaw all social media posts for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Instructed the newspaper staff on how to use different social media platforms, the ‘do’s and don’ts’ and the tone of each of the platforms.
Editorial intern | The Record | summer 2017
Reported on local news for a 60,000 circulation daily newspaper.
Shot and edited video packages for the newspaper’s website and Youtube page.
Editorial intern | Townhall media | summer 2016
Produced online news content, conducted website back-end duties and assisted in social media strategy.
Advanced in Adobe Premiere, InDesign and Photoshop
Experience with WordPress back-ends and some HTML code
Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Docs.
President, Society of Professional Journalists, Cal State Fullerton Chapter
Member, San Joaquin Delta College Speech and Debate team, Delta Force.
Pi Member, Alpha Delta Pi, Zeta Alpha chapter
Youth Basketball Coach, Galt Parks and Recreation and NorCal AAU league
Awarded third place for best news series from the California College Media Association, 2018
Awarded fourth place for best multimedia presentation from the California College Media Association, 2018
Awarded third place in page design at the fall 2015 NorCal Journalism Association of Community Colleges conference.
Awarded second place in on the spot opinion writing at the spring 2015 State Journalism Association of Community Colleges conference.