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Involvement with journalism began for me as editor-in-chief of The Jagwire award-winning newspaper where I designed the front and special sections and made news decisions. I understand the important balance of quality design and copy along with relevance of online components for current news. I have worked as a staff writer for The Daily Tar Heel and was a teammember on two award-winning multimedia projects: Living Galapagos and Powering a Nation at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Summer of 2013, I was a video intern at Mother Nature Network, a position that I pursued because I knew it would be a valuable experience for me to expand my skillset into motion graphics and video. Until recently, there had been no written transcripts of North Carolina General Assembly sessions. I got involved with the Reese News Lab at the UNC Journalism School in order to change that, taking a 2 month-long internship in Chapel Hill, NC. I was one of three individuals who launched the webapp, adding features and also selling subscriptions to the service. Capitol Hound, originally written in django, then switched over to php, is a relatively simple service, but represents a huge move towards government transparency and allowed me to use my journalism and web development skills to promote open government.
Summer of 2012, I was part of a fifteen person team that founded a bilingual summer school for under-privileged children ages 3-11 in Barranquilla, Colombia. During and after the internship I was able to travel along the northern coast of Colombia and a little bit of Panama. As a result, I am now fluent in Spanish and interested in bilingual elementary education.