PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

THE DAILY ILLINI - OPINIONS COLUMNIST

1. Write opinion columns weekly covering campus-specific issues
2. Brainstorm with fellow staff writers about content production
3. Serve on the staff of an award-winning, independent student-run newspaper

SEPTEMBER 2017 - PRESENT

JUST ABOUT WRITE - GUEST CONTRIBUTING WRITER

1. Develop ideas for pieces analyzing television shows (issues of sex, gender, race, etc.)
2. Work with staff of writers pursuing production of these ideas
3. Participate in weekly update of television recaps

JUNE 2017 - PRESENT

PIXELDUST STUDIOS - PRODUCTION INTERN

1. Production and development of scripts for major TV networks 
2. Social media outreach development (Facebook, LinkedIn)
3. Networking with studio partners and clients
4. Shadow/assist production team during on-location shoots 

JUNE 2017 - AUGUST 2017

WEFT 90.1 FM - BROADCASTING INTERN

1. Underwriting spot script development and recording
2. Manage and develop pre-produced programs
3. Social media outreach development
4. Ensure compliance with FCC guidelines and standards
5. Manage and develop WEFT’s podcast channel
6. Public Service Announcements writing

JANUARY 2017 - MAY 2017

A BIT ABOUT ME

Welcome to my little slice of the internet! As a growing writer, I've had several editorial experiences over the past years, at publications like The Daily Illini and Just About Write, that have given me sharp, vital observational and analytical skills. Also, they've developed my passion for various topics/industries, like television & film, fashion, global and domestic politics, and culture. 

Above everything, I wish to tell the truth and have integrity. It's evident that each of my pieces, no matter they be written for a newspaper, blog, or with a rhyme scheme are rooted in my love for what is good, what is right, and what is uncommon. 

I hope that one of my pieces speaks to you. After all, that's all writers can hope for; to impact others with the levity of their words.  

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FILM/TV CONTENT

THE MAGIC OF MAKEUP

AUGUST 2017

An animated short that delves into the history of makeup in Hollywood; who made it, why they wore it, and the stars it created. Created for SnippetsTV (an in-house production outlet of Pixeldust Studios).

WRITTEN SAMPLES

MY PORTFOLIO

The following is a collection of some of my most relevant work, displaying my skills as both a writer and producer, across a broad range of significant cultural topics in the media. All of my work reflects my intention to always take an alternative take on mainstream topics. 

OCTOBER 3, 2017

NOT GOING OUT CAN BE SELF-CARE

An opinion column about the necessity of self-care in the context of "going out" in college life.

OCTOBER 17, 2017

SWIPE RIGHT FOR A GOOD NIGHT

An opinion column about the consequences of "hookup" culture on college campuses, using an episode of NPR podcast "Hidden Brain", titled "Just Sex" as the main source.

OCTOBER 31, 2017

CONTROL YOUR LIFE'S NARRATIVE

An opinion column about the renovation of a former women's prison in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood, into a "symbol of hope" for oppressed women, using a poignant Teen Vogue article as the main source.

NOVEMBER 11, 2017

STANDING UP FOR YOUR BELIEFS IS ALWAYS WORTH IT

An opinion column that covers Juli Briskman, the woman who went viral for flipping off the current president.

JUNE 2017

YO, TV EXECS: THESE CHAINS ON ME WON'T LET ME BE

This piece analyzes the cancellation of Netflix's The Get Down and the general neglect of minority stories in the current television landscape.

AUGUST 2017

HOW FUNNY WOMEN ON TV HELPED ME EMBRACE MY INSECURITIES

This piece is a commentary on funny women on television -- both their characters and the actresses themselves -- and how they empowered me throughout my life, and what they do for modern women in general.

DECEMBER 2017

7 POC CHARACTERS WHO WOWED ME IN 2017

This is a Buzzfeed-style "listicle" that delves into the highlights of POC television characters who broke barriers in 2017. 

 
 
 
 
 

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