I am a fulltime reporter for the Athens Messenger, covering beats that span Athens County, Ohio. I cover four school districts, two city governments, business stories and feature stories for the daily paper. I also help with the photography needed for both the daily articles and the weekly picture page.
Previously, I worked for the Sidney Daily News in Shelby County, Ohio. I covered school districts, city governments and municipal actions, as well as crime and court stories, including lengthy trials. I also covered spot news, such as crashes and fires.
Before graduating, I covered campus activism and Student Senate at Ohio University for The New Political under the guidance of Cat Hofacker. I was also one of the lead photographers for TNP during my tenure there, and had experience writing for its state and city beats. I also worked as OU's Environmental and Plant Biology department PACE writer, writing upwards of 3-5 articles a week for the department, and was a copy editor for College Green Magazine.