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Education

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

BA in Journalism                                                                                                                              Expected June 2020

Minors in Spanish and Women’s and Gender Studies

Member of DePaul’s Honors College

Dean’s List for Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters of 2016-2019

GPA 3.9/4.0

 

La Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mérida, Yucatán, México

Study Spanish and Mexican Cinema                                                                                                  January 2019- March 2019

GPA 3.9/4.0

Skills

Spanish Proficiency

Photography (Digital and Film)

Editing

Social Media

Nonprofit Organizations

Press Releases

Blogging

Adobe Indesign CC

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Audition

Adobe Lightroom

Teamwork

Public Speaking

Presentations

Tutoring

AP Style

Proofreading

News Writing

Online Journalism

Storytelling

Videography

Experience

ABC 7 News, Chicago, IL

News Planning Intern, September 2019-- Present

  • Part of pitch meetings for future articles and debriefings on current events.

  • Making calls, emails and sending out follow-ups to flesh out different stories.

  • Planning locations and times for interviews and video opportunities.

  • Plan and log various press events for ABC 7 News.

Gateway Journalism Review, Chicago, IL

Midwest Correspondent, June 2019-- Present

  • Writes articles critiquing news practices in order to promote better journalism.

  • Contacts and interviews sources.

  • Creates visuals for data.

  • Multimedia supplements, such as photos, videos, and digital art is also provided.

DePaul Writing Center, Chicago, IL

Writing Tutor, 2017- Present

  • Working collaboratively with students, faculty, and alumni of DePaul University to improve their various papers and projects through revising their work.

  • Promoting the Writing Center, recruiting other tutors and planning events as an Outreach Team Member.

  • Represented the Writing Center as one of six presenters at DePaul’s annual Thesis and Dissertation Conference geared towards helping graduate students with their research projects.

 

Tsikbal, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Volunteer, January- March 2019

  • Working with children ages five to thirteen in Guadalupana, a neighborhood in the South of Merida.

  • Creating lesson plans about a range of topics, from social to environmental problems the community faces.

  • Solely teaching and speaking in Spanish.

 

The DePaulia, Chicago, IL

Editor of Nation and World Section, Fall 2018

  • Editor of the Nation and World section of the DePaulia.

  • Requested story pitches from writers, compiled and edited articles and composed the Nation and World spread on Adobe Indesign every week.

  • Writes articles on politics and events in the U.S. and around the world.

 

Council on American Islamic Relations, Chicago, IL

Communications Intern, Summer of 2018

  • Writing three to four articles on news events in Chicago, the U.S., and the world every week.

  • Assisting with CAIR Chicago Press Conferences.

  • Providing photographs for news articles.

  • Co-Interviewer for The Chicago Monitor Podcast.

  • Working with Adobe Creative Cloud, such as Adobe Indesign and Lightroom.

Activities

Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) at DePaul University, Vice President, September 2019 -- Present

14 East Magazine DePaul University, Contributing Writer, March 2019-- Present

  • Contributing writer for the magazine, covering a variety of topics from current events to investigative pieces. 

The DePaulia DePaul University, Editor and Writer, September 2018-- March 2019

  • Editor of the Nation and World section of the DePaulia

 

Amnesty International DePaul Chapter, Member, January 2017-- Present

  • Work with the Chicago community and Amnesty International to bring awareness to human’s rights issues by holding protests, documentary screenings, and signing petitions.

 

Synergy Dance Company, Dancer and E-Board Member, January 2017-- December 2018

  • Participate and choreograph dances and manage the company’s various social media platforms.

 

*References available upon request.

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