University of Michigan – Dearborn
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Screen Studies Graduated May 2010
  • Graduated with Distinction
  • Dean’s List—Fall 2008, Fall 2009
  • Winter 2009 Intern of the Year

Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science Graduated Dec. 2001

Oakland Community College

Personal Enrichment in Photographic Technology       June 2007 – May 2008

  • Beginning and Advanced Black & White Film Photography
  • Beginning Digital and Studio Photography

Photography Portfolio

Specialized Skills

  • Copyediting
  • Able to write in AP style
  • Familiar with Canon DSLR camera-bodies and equipment
  • Knowledgeable in film and digital photography capture and post-processing
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office applications
  • Proficient with Internet and social media sites

Work Experience – Journalism (09/08 – Present)

Graphic Novel Reporter (07/10 – Present) New York, NY

Freelance Writer

  • Wrote reviews and front-page teasers for graphic novels and trade collections of new releases and catalog titles

The Press & Guide Newspaper (10/09 – Present) Dearborn, MI

Freelance Photographer and Writer

  • Wrote news and feature-style articles
  • Photographed and wrote captions for news and sporting events

Continued school between 04/09 and 10/09

The Press & Guide Newspaper (12/08 – 04/09)                                Dearborn, MI


  • Photographed and wrote articles pertaining to local events for a twice-weekly publication
  • Wrote captions to run with photographs
  • Edited photos in Adobe Photoshop

University of Michigan – Dearborn (09/08 – 08/09) Dearborn, MI

Photo Editor – The Michigan Journal

  • Photographed campus and regional news, and U of M sporting events
  • Selected and edited photographs and stock imagery for print and digital publication
  • Attended weekly editorial board meetings and met weekly production deadlines
  • Contributed to the writing of editorials and submitted articles for publication
  • Compiled weekly profiles for Student of the Week section, and interviewed and photographed students regarding an editorial-related question of the week.

Professional Associations

National Association of Photoshop Professionals (11/08 – Present) – Member

National Press Photographers Association (03/09 – Present) – Member

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