Student Athletic Photographer/Communications Asst. – Mississippi State Athletics (August 2016 – present)
Photographs all 13 athletic teams on campus using Canon DSLR products. Edits photos and embedded metadata for archiving using Adobe Photoshop and Photo Mechanic. Athletic teams include Football, Women and Men’s Basketball, Baseball, Women and Men’s Golf, Women and Men’s Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, Women’s Soccer, Softball, & Volleyball. Under deadlines, gets photos edited and uploaded to HailState.com/Galleries. Distributes photos to local and national media outlets print and television. Writes feature stories, produce game notes and media guides and assist the Full-Time Communications Staff with media requests regarding athletics.
Intern with WHNT News 19 – Huntsville Alabama (May 2018 – August 2018)
Supported producers with content creation. Assisted in the daily production of a fast-paced newscast. Tasks included writing scripts for live newscasts, creating graphic elements and assisting in story research. Assisted the Reporters/MMJs in story research, making phone calls, conducting interviews, logging interviews, writing stories, shooting and editing. Assisted editors with editing video. Assisted interactive team in story research and writing, used social media to gather information or share station content, and video publishing. Tasks also included conducting internet searches, scanning and reading multiple news sources, writing posts for station social media accounts, creating content for station’s website.
Intern with WZDX News (FOX 54) Huntsville, Alabama (May 2017 – July 2017)
Worked with producers and assignment editors to produce a 9 p.m. newscast daily. Worked with the Chief Meteorologist to produce daily weather forecasts for the website and social media. Produced web content and managed the station’s social media accounts.
Intern with the Limestone County Commission Community Relations Coordinator(September 2014-August 2016)
Assist the Limestone County Community Relations Coordinator in implementing a comprehensive community relations program designed to promote Limestone County and the Limestone County Commission to its constituents. Design, write, create and distribute marketing materials, social media campaigns, official photographs, press releases, and reports. Interacts with civic organizations, community groups and associations, and media outlets as an official representative of the Limestone County Commission. Works closely with local media to ensure optimal coverage of events and news for Limestone County
Mississippi State University — Starkville, Mississippi (2016 – present)
Currently attending Mississippi State University on a full academic scholarship working towards a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and Journalism GPA: 3.5
School Involvement and Special Honors:
- Mississippi State University College of Arts and Sciences Ambassador
- Dean’s List Spring and Fall 2017
- Bulldog Honor Roll Spring and Fall 2016, Spring and Fall 2017, Spring 2018
- Residence Hall Association Council of Residential Experiences Publicity Chair
- Mississippi State University Student Association Freshman Council
- Mississippi State University Involvement Ambassadors
- Mississippi State University Dance Marathon
East Limestone High School – Athens, Alabama (August 2010 – May 2016)
Graduated with an Advanced Academic Diploma in May 2016. GPA 3.8