My Resume

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Creative and diligent student committed to learning and developing skills in all aspects of multi-media journalism and political strategic communications. Self-directed and energetic with superior performance working independently and collaborating with others on group projects.

EDUCATION

Drake University – Des Moines, IA | Bachelor of Arts 

  • Double Major: Multi Media Journalism and Strategic Political Communications, Expected in 05/2022
  • Graduated high school at age 16 – Iowa Connections Academy

WORK EXPERIENCE

CNN INTERN: CNN – Des Moines, IA (January 2020)

  • Assisted key CNN personnel in preparing for the National Democratic Party’s Presidential Debate
  • Greeted presidential candidates and securely guided them into the event venue
  • Collaborated with CNN staff and other interns to ensure the event ran smoothly and on schedule 

POLITICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE: Vote Smart – Des Moines, IA (August 2018- December 2018)

  • Legislative Research: Tracked and summarized legislators’ Key Votes on various bills for easy access and understanding by interested voters
  • Interest Group Ratings: Collected important state and federal candidate data from public statements, speeches, legislative voting history, and issue positions

JOURNALIST/WRITER: Drake Political Review – Des Moines, IA (January 2021- Present)

  • Researched prevalent topics, interviewed key sources, and wrote unbiased political columns for the Drake Political Review, an award-winning political publication.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Media Liaison – Asian and Latino Coalition’s Joe Biden Presidential Town Hall 
  • Moderator – Asian and Latino Coalition’s Steve Bullock Presidential Town Hall 
  • Panelist – WHO-TV Presidential Town Hall with Governor Steve Bullock
  • Commissioned Artist – La Casa de Frida Cultural Center in Forest Park (Chicago), IL
  • Certified – All levels of coursework in the Girls in Politics Virtual Academy
  • Participant – Blank Summer Institute for Gifted Students

AFFILIATIONS

  • Member – Miss America Organization, 2017 to 2019
  • Member – Asian and Latino Coalition

LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 

  • Coordinator – Children’s Miracle Network Kids Art Kit Drive & Donation 
  • Peer Mentor – Children’s Center for Therapy
  • Model – Des Moines Fashion Week
  • Brand Ambassador – House of Des Moines Fashion Show benefiting “Dorothy’s House”
  • Miss Corridor’s Outstanding Teen 2018, Miss Des Moines Metro 2019, Miss Grand Iowa 2020