Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure
— J.K. Rowling

Education + Academics

2014 - 2018 // St. Cloud State University (SCSU), Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude

Major: Mass Communications and Journalism with an emphasis in news editorial and photojournalism

Major: Geography with an emphasis on cultural studies // Minor: British Studies 

Undergraduate Thesis: The Geographies of Harry Potter: Exploring and mapping the intersections between fictional (magical) and real (‘muggle’) worlds

Melvin and Shirley Kazeck Scholarship in Geography, SCSU 2017

Arch and Amy Pease Scholarship in Mass Communication, SCSU 2017

Ruben L Parson Geography Scholarship, SCSU 2017

Melvin and Shirley Kazeck Scholarship in Geography, SCSU 2016

Presented at the Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium, April 2018 for thesis on: The Geographies of Harry Potter: Exploring and mapping the intersections between fictional (magical) and real (‘muggle’) worlds


Awards

2019: 1st Place - Photo Story: Minnesota Newspaper Association, Better Newspaper Contest

2019: 2nd Place - Photo Story: Minnesota Newspaper Association, Better Newspaper Contest

2019: 2nd Place - News Photo: Minnesota Newspaper Association, Better Newspaper Contest

2018: 1st Place - General Column Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students: Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Awards, Region 6 "Good Girls Revolt Cannot be Silenced" / "Digital Journalism Brings Change for University Chronicle" / "A Tribute to a Princess" 

2018: Finalist (2nd Place) - Breaking News Reporting (Large) 10,000+ Students: Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Awards, Region 6. "SCSU Interim President Ashish Vaidya Accepts Position at NKU"

2018: Finalist (2nd Place) - Best Independent Online Student Publication: Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Awards, Region 6 "University Chronicle - St. Cloud State University's College News Publication"

2018: 1st Place - Investigative Reporting: Minnesota Newspaper Association "Climate Action Deems Necessary for Humankind"

2018: 1st Place - College Newspaper Website: Minnesota Newspaper Association, Better Newspaper Contest

2018: 2nd Place - Photo Story: Minnesota Newspaper Association, Better Newspaper Contest

2018: 2nd Place - News Photo: Minnesota Newspaper Association, Better Newspaper Contest

2018: 2nd Place - Feature Photo: Minnesota Newspaper Association, Better Newspaper Contest

2018: 3rd Place - Local Breaking News Coverage: Minnesota Newspaper Association "Attack at Crossroads Center Mall Sends Victims to E.R.", Better Newspaper Contest

2017: 1st Place - Best College Newspaper Website: Minnesota Newspaper Association, Better Newspaper Contest

2017: 2nd Place - Photo Story: Minnesota Newspaper Association, Better Newspaper Contest

2017: 2nd Place - Local Breaking News Coverage: Minnesota Newspaper Association, Better Newspaper Contest

2016: 1st Place/General Excellence Award - Best College Journalism Website Regionally and Nationally: Society of Professional Journalists

2016: 2nd Place - Best College Newspaper Website: Minnesota Newspaper Association, Better Newspaper Contest

2015: 1st Place - Best College Newspaper Website: Minnesota Newspaper Association, Better Newspaper Contest