2021–present: Reporter, Law360

2016–2021: Reporter, The Champaign News-Gazette, Champaign, IL

  • Wrote 1–4 articles every day, ranging from business and agriculture to city council and courts
  • Wrote a Sunday business feature story each week
  • Wrote breaking crime and business stories throughout the day
  • Edited and wrote for the company’s Central Illinois Business magazine
  • Covered federal lawsuits, tracking them with PACER
  • Tracked SEC filings for local public companies
  • Filed FOIA requests
  • Analyzed data using spreadsheets and pivot tables
  • Created charts using the R programming language
  • Appeared on the company’s news radio station to discuss stories I’m covering
  • Modernized the company’s podcasts by getting them moved to Apple Podcasts
  • Shot and edited a weekly agriculture video called Friday on the Farm
  • Launched an internal newsroom service to track website changes

2014–16: Business and Education Reporter, The Galesburg Register-Mail, Galesburg, IL

  • Wrote 1–4 articles every day
  • Wrote a Sunday business feature story each week
  • Took photos and videos as needed
  • Helped create database for series on domestic violence
  • Received Illinois Press Association’s first-place prize for government beat reporting in 2015 

2013–14: Contributor, BGR

  • Wrote 1–2 brief articles each day for leading consumer technology website
  • Reported and aggregated mobile technology–related news
  • Learned basic search engine optimization practices

2014: Reporting Intern, The Beaver County Times, Beaver, PA

  • Wrote 1–2 articles each week
  • Reported on a wide range of community news
  • Summarized police reports

2011–14: Head Copy Editor, The Chicago Maroon

  • Supervised 5–10 copy editors for the University of Chicago student newspaper
  • Edited articles for punctuation and grammar

2013–14: Editor, The Daily Sophist

  • Wrote and reported articles for website that covers the University of Chicago
  • Assigned articles to contributing writers
  • Copy edited articles

2013–14: Research Assistant, General Social Survey

  • Edited academic papers to be published
  • Compiled bibliography of references to the General Social Survey

2013: Associate Editor, Chicago Journal of History

  • Edited and selected articles to be published in a student-run academic journal

2013: Writing Coach, Mt. Carmel High School

  • Graded and commented on students’ essays

2012: Editorial Intern, McGraw-Hill Education

  • Proposed product ideas for social media and mobile device integration in higher education
  • Conducted market research on textbooks

2009–10: Editor-in-Chief, The Timothy Trumpet

  • Edited articles and laid out high school newspaper


The University of Chicago

  • Bachelor of Arts in History with Honors, June 2014
  • Dean’s List

Computer Skills

  • Experience with R, HTML, CSS, Git and Markdown
  • Basic knowledge of JavaScript and C programming languages
  • Skilled with spreadsheets, from making easily-legible charts to finding trends with pivot tables

Clips »


  • 2022 American Society of Business Publication Editors Azbee Regional Silver award for infographics
  • 2020 Illinois Press Association second-place Freedom of Information award
  • 2018 Illinois Press Association honorable mention for localized national story
  • 2018 Illinois Press Association second-place prize for agricultural story
  • 2017 Illinois Press Association honorable mention for best investigative/enterprise reporting
  • 2016 Illinois Press Association second-place prize for government beat reporting
  • 2016 Illinois Press Association first-place prize for business/economic reporting
  • 2015 Illinois Press Association first-place prize for government beat reporting

Public Engagement

  • February 2020: Spoke about my experience covering the disappearance of visiting University of Illinois scholar Yingying Zhang to students at Eastern Illinois University.
  • November 2019: Was interviewed by “20/20” for its episode on Ms. Zhang’s disappearance.
  • October 2019: Spoke to a journalism class at the University of Illinois about my experience as a reporter.
  • June 2019: Was interviewed by FOX 32 Chicago by phone during the trial of Ms. Zhang’s killer.
  • March 2019: Spoke to the University of Illinois chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists about what it’s like working at a newspaper.