Bachelor of Science in Journalism, April 2017
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Minor: Disabilities in Society and Communication Studies
Study Abroad with UF College of Journalism and Communications in Paris and London – Video Storytelling and Journalism Ethics, May 2014
Associate Editor, Dockwalk, July 2018 – Present
Manage Dockwalk’s social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and website, monitoring activity, and replying to messages. Write articles for website and monthly magazine. Build, edit, and send newsletters on CampaignMonitor. Copyedit and fact-check magazine. Represent Dockwalk and cover photography needs at events and boat shows.
Intern, Gulfstream Media Group, August 2017 – June 2018
Write online articles, proofread print magazine, research and write blurbs for social calendar of six regional magazines. Work directly with managing editor.
Reporting Intern, The Gainesville Sun, January 2017 – April 2017
Researched, reported and wrote articles on news in Gainesville and Alachua County, including features, briefs and advances. Topics have included profile on a nature guide, Model UN and a local TV station being sold. Working directly with the local news editor.
Social Media Editor & Writer, Orange & Blue Magazine, January – April 2017
Managed Facebook and Twitter accounts to promote the magazine and its blog. Wrote articles on local restaurant owner and tips for your relationship with money. Worked with other staff members to determine theme, copyedit, and arrange photoshoots.
Contributing Writer, Our Town Magazine, May – August 2016
Wrote three features for the magazine, with a circulation of over 25,000 copies, and taken photos to accompany pieces. Topics included Gainesville and Alachua youth soccer leagues and The Repurpose Project.
Intern, UF Health Communications, May – August 2016
Wrote seven articles for News & Notes, the internal newsletter serving about 10,000 UF Health Shands staff. Topics included hospitality and service, behind the scenes on departments and wellness programs. Posted and updated news and story blurbs on the Bridge, UF Health’s intranet site.
Intern, UF News, January – April 2016
Wrote four stories to promote UF and its community, such as an advance, covering an event and a study by UF researchers. Assisted in research for stories and worked directly with senior writer.
Editor and Campus Ambassador, Elite Daily, April 2015 – December 2016
Edited and approved all articles by ambassadors before submission to Elite Daily, since January 2016. Pitched article ideas and wrote periodically. Wrote about pop culture and digital content.
Content Creator/Web Producer, WUFT.org, August – December 2015
Pitched, reported and edited stories designed for the web in the newsroom. Wrote profiles and pieces on happenings in Gainesville, including a coding academy and an agency winning an international award.
AWARDS AND AFFILIATIONS
Recipient, CFB-Lawrence A. Sanders Scholarship
Broward Education Foundation
August 2013, January and August 2015
Member, Society of Professional Journalists
August 2016 – April 2017
Member of Bands Committee and Marketing Team, Reitz Union Board
February 2015 – April 2016
Promote events to establish awareness and interest. Assist in execution of free events for UF students. Create and send weekly emails in MailChimp, since September 2015. Help manage social media accounts.
Member, Florida Magazine Student Association
August 2014 – April 2017
Language: Cantonese (fluent) Computer: Windows and Mac OS; Basic knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign; iMovie; WordPress; Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel