Professional Experience and Education

EMPLOYMENT

Wisconsin Public Radio                                                                                       

December 2019 – Present

  • Senior Producer

Develop, create and produce a wide variety of news and feature segments for station programs and digital platforms, ranging in topic from science and politics to education and entertainment.

Various Media Outlets                                                                                            

October 2000 – Present

  • Reporter/Writer

Produce news and feature stories for various media outlets, including Milwaukee Magazine, Isthmus News, Madison Magazine, Wisconsin People & Ideas Magazine, The Progressive, Discover Magazine, Wisconsin Public Radio, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and many others.

Department of Educational Psychology – UW-Madison                    

September 2014 – December 2019

  • Communications Specialist

Collaborate with faculty and students to promote their research through articles and media tools, curate content for the department’s website, produce other content for internal and external communications.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel                                                                      

September 2003 – August 2007

  • Editorial Assistant – Metro Desk

Composed news briefs, arranged calendar and event listings, connected sources with newsroom staff, assembled databases and verified information for accuracy.

Institute for Service Learning – UW-Milwaukee                                          

August 2002 – August 2003

  • Marketing Coordinator

Developed, wrote and designed promotional materials with the goal of increasing the institute’s profile on campus and in the community.

AmeriCorps National Service Program – Public Allies Inc.                       

September 2001 – June 2002

  • Public Relations and Outreach Coordinator – Select Milwaukee Inc.

Produced promotional and press materials for a non-profit homeownership agency.

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin-Madison                                                                                 

Fall 2017 – Present

  • Graduate Program – Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Senior Fellow – Center for Journalism Ethics

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee                                                                  

Fall 1997 – Summer 2004

  • Undergraduate Degree – Journalism and Mass Communication

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council                                                         

October 2018 – Present

  • Member, Board of Directors

Making Justice Media Academy                                                                                

July 2017, July 2018

  • Trainer, Teen Workshop

Young Writers Conference                                                                                        

May 2017, May 2018

  • Presenter

University Staff Congress                                                                                

August 2016 – August 2017

  • Chair, Communications Committee

Northside Planning Council                                                                      

September 2015 – January 2017

  • Member, Board of Directors

Milton McPike Scholarship Fund                                                                          

October 2015 – Present  

  • Co-Founder, Steering Committee Member

Tenney Nursery & Parenting Center                                                                  

March 2015 – June 2016

  • Vice President, Board of Directors

Urban Community Arts Network                                                              

September 2008 – March 2015

  • Founding Member, Board of Directors

RECENT AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND RECOGNITIONS

Milwaukee Press Club                                                               

March 2020 

  • Best Investigative Story of the Year

Wisconsin Broadcasters Association                                                                                       

Spring  2018

  • First and third place awards for Audio Storytelling
  • WBA Foundation Scholarship

UW-Madison Graduate School Scholarships and Grants                                          

Fall 2017 – Present 

  • Gay I. & Harry C. Leslie Fund for Investigative Journalism, Jacobsen-Blum Professional Journalism Fund and Sandford “Sandy” Moss Memorial Fund scholarships and Division of Continuing Education grants

Numb3r [sic] Runners DJ & Breakdancer Collective                                                               

July 2017 

  • Inaugural ‘Hip-Hop Hero’ award winner for local hip-hop coverage