SAMPLES OF MY WRITING
A BARBER SHOP ON WHEELS. 'IT'S PARADISE IN THE HOOD, YOU KNOW?'
Published on A1 in The South Florida Sun Sentinel's Sunday paper on August 12, 2018
This light-hearted story pokes fun at an unusual business: a mobile barbershop. I took a business profile and elevated it with information about a recent traffic stop that affected the barber's plans to expand.
SCOT PETERSON HAD NO DUTY TO STOP SCHOOL SHOOTING, HIS ATTORNEYS SAY
Published on A1 in The South Florida Sun Sentinel on June 16, 2018
Many have called him a coward, but former sheriff’s deputy Scot Peterson had no legal duty to stop the slaughter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, his attorneys say. Peterson took shelter rather than confront the killer, but he did not act with malice or bad faith, according to his attorneys.
WHY I'M MARCHING
Published on The Independent Florida Alligator website on March 23, 2018
Vignettes of University of Florida students who were taking a 13-hour bus ride to Washington, D.C. to protest in March for Our Lives. Many of the students were graduates of Stoneman Douglas or neighboring high schools.
BREAKING: POLICE ID MAN SOUGHT IN FATAL WEST PALM SHOOTINGS OF MOTHER, DAUGHTER
Published on The Palm Beach Post website on Dec. 29, 2017
An epilogue I wrote about a mother and her 11-year-old daughter, who were shot at their home in West Palm Beach. The story also shares details about the progress of the search for the shooter and a criminal investigation.
MY MULTIMEDIA SKILLS
I created the design style for PRISM: UF Honors Magazine and taught page designers how to implement the uniform style while still getting creative with layout. I have experience using the Adobe suite, including InDesign and Illustrator.
When I go out and report, I bring my DSLR to shoot photos with. I feel it is important to provide a full package. I am taking a photojournalism course now, my professor which is focused on profiles and features.
I hosted on a WUFT radio channel called Reading Radio Service, in which me and three other students offered a weekly 30-minute show on where and how to travel for a sight-impaired audience. We interacted live on radio gearing our scripted and non-scripted dialogue toward people who couldn't see. In addition, while interning at the Sun Sentinel, I practiced shooting video packages to go with digital stories. This Spring, I'm hoping to take another class with WUFT geared toward putting together 90-second clips of the top news.
I've taken classes on coding and web design and created multiple websites and animated infographics. With my interest in the latest in tech, I stay up-to-date