Published Work

Broadcast News

KWWL TV News Internship

I completed an internship with KWWL News 7 in Waterloo, Iowa in the summer of 2018. The skills I gained include:

  • Producing television and digital news-worthy content through interviewing, shooting video, editing and writing
  • Delivering information in real-time with live-shots, on-air coverage and breaking news
  • Writing for the web, for broadcast and for social media

Iowa Irish Fest Coverage

Boating Safety Package with newsroom live shot

Teen Serves community project feature

Opening of Iowa Irish Fest live shot in the field

Podcasting

Through a community partnership with WVIK, a local NPR radio station, LOVE Girls Magazine has created a podcast highlighting women who are making an impact by sharing their story.  We have interviewed activists, non-profit leaders, young moms, survivors of domestic violence and more. 

Check out our latest episodes here:

https://www.npr.org/podcasts/718424876/love-girls-the-podcast

Magazine Writing

Love GIRLS Magazine is a magazine for girls, by girls.  There are branches in Memphis, TN, Washington D.C., and the Quad Cities.  I served as the Senior Assistant Editor of the Quad Cities branch from 2014-2018, and hold the current position of Vice President. The skills I gained include:

  • Magazine layout and design
  • Editing and feature writing
  • Team management
  • Event planning
  • Managing a company social media account

I was also featured on the cover in 2016 (with a strong push from my girls), where I shared my story of depression and how I try to inspire others by telling my story.

cover-art

Link to cover story here:

https://www.lovegirlsmagazine.com/qc/scream-when-you-need-to-article.php

Pieces:

Love Girls Girl of the Year 2015- Iradukunda Josephine 

Ravyn Lenae Feature

I am a contributor to CURL Magazine as well!

Newspaper/Print Writing

In 2017, I was a Metro writer for the Daily Iowan Newspaper. I covered a diversity topics around the University of Iowa and Iowa City. Check out some of my pieces below:

Diversity Stories: 

Relax-Talk-Grow

Peace First Activism

Defining Discrimination 

Black History Month Profiles:

Philip Hubbard – first African American Vice President in the Big Ten Conference

Elizabeth Catlett– first woman to graduate with an MFA in Visual Art

Dora Martin Berry– first African American homecoming queen at University of Iowa

Health:

Genetics and Language Ability Study 

Sports: 

Table Tennis Regional Championships

Misc.

MegaBus

Puppies in the Ped Mall

Class Resume Reel, 2018