Having served as the Editor-in-Chief, Web Director and a web/print writer of Valley Magazine, the Valley website has served as a platform for my published work relating to lifestyle topics. Valley is the only student-run life and style magazine on Penn State's campus. It focuses on five categories of stories: fashion, beauty & health, campus culture, entertainment and self improvement. Here are a few of my favorite and most widely viewed posts:
"Going Minimal" is a YouTube channel I started as a way to share my journey into a more minimalist lifestyle. After graduating from Penn State, I missed having a platform to create content for, so I decided to make one myself! I also wanted to practice working with video production and editing so I figured a vlog would be the perfect platform for me. I upload content, ranging from a couple minutes long to over 20 minutes in length, about once a week and I plan to grow this online presence both on YouTube and on other social media sites.
APME/ASNE News Leaders Conference 2016
I was selected for a team comprised of student journalists from Penn State University and Ball State University to cover the 2016 APME-ASNE Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Our team covered several sessions and panels to produced content in real time. We worked directly with editors from publications all over the country to gain professional writing experience.
In a personal blog, I wrote about photography, current events and civic issues. Here are a few of my favorite posts.
Creative Writing Pieces
Here is a sample of the creative writing pieces I wrote while in my fiction and nonfiction classes at Penn State. One of my English major concentrations was creative writing and fiction was my favorite genre to study.
Researched Articles and Papers
This category features a research article done for my advanced reporting class and a research paper from my ethics in journalism class. The article focuses on my interview skills and reporting ability. The research paper focuses on the my ability to create and support a thesis statement.
Internet Research Guide
This project was completed as a part of my English senior seminar class which focused on technical, and professional and media writing, which is another one of my English major concentrations. In this class we focused on combining design with our writing in order to create the clearest and most effective documents for our audiences. This internet resource guide was aimed to help undergraduate students at Penn State prep themselves for a career in the book publishing industry.