Welcome to my online portfolio!
I'm an incoming multi-skilled journalist and a University of Georgia alum. In May 2022, I graduated with a degree in journalism and in Spanish from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.
I grew up in Lexington, KY. Although I eventually left the bluegrass state and ventured to Athens, GA for college, Kentucky will always have a piece of my heart.
When I was in middle school, I got involved with my school's speech and debate team. After competing in the Radio Broadcasting category for two years, I discovered my passion for broadcast. Through crafting scripts with a combination of local, national, international, sports, and weather news, I got a glimpse at what a career in the broadcast industry would look like.
Instantly, I knew I was hooked. After exploring my newfound interest through public speaking courses and mock government conferences in high school, I decided to continue developing my interest through journalism at UGA. In college, I interned for CNN's Southeast News Bureau in Atlanta. I also served as a reporter for Grady Newsource, News Director for WUOG 90.5 FM's news program, The Athens Journal, worked as the 2020-21 recruitment manager for the student-run newspaper, The Red & Black, and worked as a Yarbrough Communications Fellow on Grady's PR and graphics team. I also have internship experience at Spectrum News 13 Orlando, Seacrest Studios, and WKYT News.
I'm writing a book!
My book Deviate from Denial will be published in September! I wrote this book because the opioid epidemic is affecting millions of lives and I know that somehow, we have to work together toward a solution. I am inspired by my parents, who opened a restaurant that hires people in recovery from substance use disorder. Through their business, I have met so many incredible employees with really touching stories and I knew that telling their stories and starting a conversation about addiction was the best way I could help.
My hope for this book is to share about just how many people addiction affects. We have a big problem on our hands, and in order to try and fix it, we first need to erase the stigma surrounding addiction, which we can only do if we try to understand it.
You will enjoy this book if you know someone struggling with addiction or if you have firsthand experience with it. If want to learn more about the topic and how we can work together on erasing the stigma, this book is for you.
Deviate from Denial speaks to those suffering from addiction and their loved ones who want to grapple with erasing the stigma of addiction through starting the conversation.
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