Passionate, social media-savvy journalist with initiative and writing and multimedia experience. Strong collaborator and leader driven by enthusiasm, determination and curiosity.

I am a journalist studying multimedia journalism at Virginia Tech in the class of 2017.

Ambition is my drive, and an insatiable curiosity and sense of wanderlust is my fuel. The enthusiasm and determination that will get me there is what sets me apart. An open mind, desire to explore and love of storytelling led me to journalism.

I treasure a quality story that can recreate the present, and the best ones are able to make others feel alive. Journalism is like passion: you show, don't tell, and this is exactly what I want to do.

Multimedia journalism requires a diverse set of skills. It is more than a form of communication; it is a collection of perspectives. Audio demands voice that invokes emotion. Visual exists through eyes that recognize the past and predict the future. Words, spoken or written, transcend time and inspire imagination. The ability to create perspective is the heart of journalism. 

Through classroom and newsroom experience, I continue to develop specific strengths. My high school editorial experience included writing, designing layout, photographing, social media and editing.

Built upon that are a few current roles, including as a writer at the Collegiate Times, a reporter for VTTV and a representative of The New York Times. I challenge myself to learn the industry, from print to broadcast and photo. I am enthusiastic, and committed to my passion for journalism.

I am eager for opportunities to learn and gain experience. Please email me for my resume and connect with me on LinkedIn.

Explore my blog for writing clips, photography samples and multimedia.

"My dad, I still think, had the most beautiful, simple checklist for what you should do in life: Do something you really love that you would do it anyway. Do it in the most adventurous place you can do it. And make sure that it helps other people. And if you feel there's a genuine need for it, and through that need you can help other people, you're home."
Diane Sawyer