Skills

CSS3

Final Cut Pro X

Foundation

Git

HTML5

Illustrator

InDesign

JavaScript

jQuery

MySQL

Photography

Photoshop

PHP

Responsive Web Design

Social Media

Video

VueJS

Web Design

WordPress

Writing

Work Experience

Faith Growth Inc.July 2014 – Present

Developer

Started as a development intern and worked my way to junior developer. Worked on building websites for churches and other companies using the Genesis Framework with WordPress. Learned how to integrate plugins into site designs, writing code for other people to understand and understanding client’s needs and wants and transforming those into doable code. Designed the code specifically for easy transition third person support of the website once the development project has completed. Wrote case studies on completed projects to give to prospective clients to persuade them to pick our company.

Junior Developer

Started as a development intern and worked my way to junior developer. Worked on building websites for churches and other companies using the Genesis Framework with WordPress. Learned how to integrate plugins into site designs, writing code for other people to understand and understanding client’s needs and wants and transforming those into doable code. Designed the code specifically for easy transition third person support of the website once the development project has completed. Wrote case studies on completed projects to give to prospective clients to persuade them to pick our company.

Rio 2016 OlympicsAugust 2016

Reporter

I was one of four students selected by the Moody College of Communications to travel to Rio de Janeiro and cover US athletes in their competitions and to provide technical editing support to the Rio 2016 Olympic website (www.rio2016.com).

  • Wrote seven stories documenting US athletes performing in their competitions; Anders Weiss, rowing, Providence Journal; Louisa Chaffee, sailing, Providence Journal; Courtney and Kelley Hurley, fencing, San Antonio Express-News; Sarah Robles, weightlifting, Houston Chronicle; Evan Jager, steeplechase, Northwest Herald; Michael Hixon, diving, Daily Hampshire Gazette
  • Wrote a freelance article for VICE Sports documenting the celebration of Brazilians after the Brazil men’s soccer team beat Germany to win the gold medal and what it meant to the country.
  • Because the stories I wrote were in competitions that traditionally do not receive wide coverage, I researched details about the sport so that I could ask pertinent questions to the athletes documenting their achievements and the excitement of the competition.
  • Collaborated with support team to update the Rio 2016 Olympics website (English) with current news stories and photographs. Received stories from the Associated Press and Olympic News Service, reviewed and edited stories and researched thru a pool of photographs to associate with the story for publishing on the website.

The Daily TexanSeptember 2012 – May 2016

Sports Editor
  • Responsible for engineering and directing the newspaper’s general sports coverage and the content of the sports section.
  • Managing a team of 20 journalists, I make daily assignments to cover specific UT athletic events and work with the reporter to review their submissions to ensure stories are strong and informative.
  • After finalizing the sports articles I determine which stories are submitted to the Daily Texan newspaper, on average 12 per week.
  • To ensure the smooth operation of the sports department and the clarification of all assignments, I chair the weekly team status meetings.
  • Coached writing staff in improving their sports writing and reporting skills, resulting in less errors and better story reporting.
Associate Sports Editor, Senior Sports Editor
  • In addition to maintaining my own reporting schedule, I reviewed and edited articles submitted by team reporters to ensure correctness and accuracy prior to submitting for the newspaper.
  • So that the reader’s interest is pulled in to reading the article, I wrote the headlines, photo captions, and brief sports stories for the sidebar of the sports page. This resulted in bringing the reader’s attention to the larger story.
  • To ensure a high level of quality and appearance I reviewed the formatting of the sports page prior to sending it to be printed.
General Sports Reporter
  • Conducted post-game interviews and independent research resulting in authoring over 225 sports related articles for the Daily Texan including regular season and NCAA playoff competitions.
  • To engage followers of the individual sports, I provided live game updates through social media tools Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Westlake Picayune/Lake Travis ViewAugust 2014 – November 2015

Freelance Writer

Covered Lake Travis and Westlake High School sports wherever the sports editor needed me. I wrote 11 volleyball stories, four soccer stories and a swimming feature that got published in the Austin American Statesman. I kept track of my own stats to use in the game recaps.

Education

University of Texas at AustinMay 2016

Bachelor of Journalism, Moody College of Communications

Elements of Computing Certificate

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