Editor and designer
2015 to now
Dow Jones News Fund intern: summer 2012
Plan, edit and design McClatchy’s Extra Extra — a daily digital newspaper available only to subscribers. Curate stories from McClatchy’s 29 newsrooms and D.C. political bureau to create a comprehensive national report. Write headlines and other display copy in a specific voice for a wide variety of journalism. Lead a team of five editors and designers.
Before being promoted in 2017, I was a digital editor for a local newspaper in the McClatchy network, The Tribune in San Luis Obispo, California. Edited breaking news (from wildfires to local elections to a Lady Gaga sighting), features and opinion.
The New York Times Editing Center
Designer and copy editor
2013 to 2015
Designed and edited the international weekly edition,
created the design style for NYT: Spending Well and edited
for the wire service. It was required to be an expert
on Associated Press style for a position on the wire service.
I grew up in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, on the Cherokee Nation Reservation making quilts with my mom and picking blackberries with my grandma.
Now I live in Des Moines, shivering
six months of the year and soaking up
the sun on bike trails the other six.
I read a print newspaper every morning (a habit from my dad), frequently reference plotlines from The Golden Girls and spend way too much time at Starbucks.