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Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
Degrees: BA in Journalism and Mass Communication, BA in Arts and Sciences
Major: Radio/Television Producing and Sociology
Concentration: Social Justice in Urban Education
GPA: 3.56

Relevant Coursework

Principles of Writing and Reporting
Television Studio Production
Video Field Photography
Digital Audio Writing and Production
Advanced Video Production
Web Page Design
Film Studies

Professional Experience

Drake Broadcasting System, Video Producer: August 2015-Present
Coordinates DBS’s video production including, weekly student senate meeting living stream. Created and produced KDRA Classic, a music video show.Helps student gain experience both on camera on behind the scenes across different video platforms.

Drake Relay’s Broadcast, Executive Producer, Des Moines, IA: January-April 2016
Oversaw and created a vision for the multi-day, live television sports broadcast.Hired executive team, crew, and talent to ensure the success of the annual broadcast.

Studio 57 and Studio 100, Executive Producer: May 2014 and May 2015 Produced two as-live thirty-minute television broadcasts. Was selected by my classmates in both classes to lead the productions.

Drake Relays Broadcast, Field Reporter and Coordinating Producer: April 2014-April 2015
Interviewed athletes and reported from the field during the live broadcast. Coordinated crews, assisted with filming and editing, as well as organized the pre-produced content for the show.

Work Experience

Youth Emergency Shelter and Services, Resident Assistant, Des Moines, IA: January 2017-Present
Supervises youth living at the shelter and uses trauma informed care to ensure their physical and emotional safety.Works collaboratively with a large team of hardworking individuals.

Midwest Living Magazine, Video Editor, Des Moines, IA: December 2015-January 2017
Used organizational skills and creativity to contribute original ideas, create and edit video for Midwest Living Magazine and Pure Michigan, a travel guide magazine.

City Light Soccer, League Organizer, Des Moines, IA: Summer 2015 and 2016
Organized and executed a soccer league that servers low-income youth. Organized registration, orders, team rosters, coaches and practice/game schedules. Supervised practices and facilitated communication between parents, players and coaches.

CBS, Democratic Debate and Iowa Caucus Intern, Des Moines, IA: November 2015-Febuary 2016
Assisted in setting up and executing CBS’s coverage of the Democratic Debate and the Iowa Caucuses. Served as a stand-in during the debate rehearsals.

KCCI, Production Assistant, Des Moines, IA: December 2014-January 2016
Floor directed, ran studio camera, and teleprompter for the evening newscasts at Iowa’s news leader. Cut packages, voice-overs, and sound bites for the news.KCCI is Des Moines’ CBS affiliate.

Professional Activities

Donald V. Adams Leadership Academy: September 2014-April 2015
Society of Professional Journalist: September 2013- February 2015

Technical Skills

Proficient in: Photoshop, Audacity, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, DSLR Photography, Three Point Lighting
Experience in: InDesign, After Effects, Audition, Web Design