Work Experience


Arizona-Sonora News Service                                                              January 2017 – present

Produce at least four in-depth news feature stories for the student-run wire service throughout the spring semester that explore issues involving the environment and social justice, stories also contribute to content published in the Tombstone Epitaph. Highlights include stories exploring uranium contamination on Navajo land and criminal exonerations in Arizona.


Tucson Weekly                                                                         August – December 2016

Produced both news and food features throughout the fall semester as well as contributing to the daily and weekly calendar. Other duties include publishing two to three blog entries per week for “The Range: The Daily Dispatch.” Highlights include two news stories on the Tucson Unified School District Election and a story on Tucson’s only Bosnian restaurant that is owned and operated by former refugees who fled from the Bosnian civil war.


Arizona Daily Star                                                                          June – August 2016

Tucson, Arizona

Covered local news, development and news feature stories on a given deadline complete with photos and/or graphics. Highlights include stories on legislative district elections and a story on new development with a graphic designed by myself and the Star’s graphic designer.                           

News Editor

The Daily Wildcat, University of Arizona Newspaper                October 2015 – May 2016

Tucson, AZ

Managed a desk of around 20 reporters and assisted them in developing story ideas. Other duties included producing news content for the paper, copy editing and collaborating with other desk editors in designing the news section.

Senior Reporter, News, Investigative and Features

The Daily Wildcat, University of Arizona Newspaper                       August 2015 – present

Tucson, AZ

Cover stories about UA news, police reports, breaking and investigative news by a given deadline. Highlights include an investigative story about a religious cult and another on the mishandling of money by student government. Covered breaking news such as protests and shootings. Wrote a news feature in memory of the UA College of Nursing shooting.


University of Arizona                                                                                August 2013 – May 2017

Tucson, Arizona

Double major in journalism and psychology

Activities and Associations

Artifact Dance Project II, Company Member                                    August 2016 – present

Tucson, AZ

Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. Member                                    Fall 2015 – present

National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Tucson Chapter      Spring 2015 – present

Broadcaster, KSPC Radio 88.7 FM                                            Summer 2013 – Summer 2015

Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Awards and Recognition

Academic Distinction, College of Science                                               Fall 2015, Fall 2016  

Arizona Excellence Tuition Scholarship                                              Fall 2013 – Spring 2017

Finely News Writing Contest Spring 2016




Susan Swanberg —

UA Journalism Professor

Renee Schafer Horton —

UA Journalism Internship Coordinator