EDUCATION

Texas A&M University – College Station, TX May 2016
Master of Science in Science & Technology Journalism
Thesis: “The Cosmos and the Earth: Do Cosmos (1980) and Cosmos (2014) effectively communicate environmental risk?”
• Completed graduate-level courses in science reporting, science editing, journalism research methods, epidemiology, behavioral ecology, and others

Texas A&M University – College Station, TX Aug. 2013
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences
Undergraduate Thesis: “Genetic Diversity of White Tigers (Panthera tigris) and Genetic Factors Related to Coat Color”

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Texas A&M Department of Ocean Engineering
Assistant Lecturer

Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Sept. 2015–Jan. 2017
Communications Specialist
• Wrote for and served as managing editor for the college’s magazines, CVM Today and Impact (In press)
• Wrote and edited press releases for the college
• Wrote for, edited, and designed the college’s email newsletter, Dean’s Corner
• Supervised college tours and a team of 20 undergraduate and veterinary student ambassadors

Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Oct. 2014–May 2015
Proofreader
• Proofread CVM Today articles and press releases

Texas Water Resources Institute – College Station, TX May 2014–May 2015
Graduate Communications Intern/Graduate Communications Assistant
• Wrote for and helped edit the magazine, txH2O
• Wrote for and edited the email newsletter, Conservation Matters
• Edited and proofread Texas Water Journal articles, technical reports, and educational materials
• Generated social media content for Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest

Texas A&M University Writing Center Aug. 2013–May 2014
Graduate Assistant/Peer Consultant
• Tutored students online and face-to-face in writing and presenting
• Facilitated a weekly graduate writing group

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2017 Stephen J. Ryan Initiative for Macular Research Science Writer

2016 American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges
Communications Excellence Award
Awarded to the College of Veterinary Medicine communications team

2015 NAKFI Student Writer

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

National Association of Science Writers (NASW)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)