Capstone: Mizzou Softball Social Media

For my senior capstone project, I worked alongside a classmate as social media consultants for the University of Missouri Softball program. We generated bi-weekly analytics reports and researched and pitched content and campaign ideas for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Below are examples of content and media created and some of our successful campaigns. #BringItHome: Campaign […]

This spring I am interning at an insurance agency in Columbia, Missouri three days a week. I have been working within the Marketing Department on a variety of projects from writing for the blog or creating website pages. I have also been managing the Twitter and Facebook accounts and customer reviews for the business. I have used […]

Reporting for The Columbia Missourian Newspaper

Besides working on five team stories, I was also required to work in three different newsrooms during my semester in Convergence Reporting at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. For my first newsroom shift I worked at a community newspaper, The Columbia Missourian. It is owned by the University of Missouri and staffed with […]

State Special Education Teachers are Underpaid in Missouri

Published on Nov. 3, 2016 According to data from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, teachers working in state funded special education schools are paid less than their public school counterparts. This disparity can be quite large in many cases. This payment gap exists because Missouri is very unique in the way it […]

Missouri Veterans Defy National Voting Trends

Published on Oct. 20, 2016 According to research done by Jonathan Klingler, a professor at Vanderbilt University, veterans are voting more Republican than ever before. For my third team story, we took this research and applied it to the Missouri State Senate Race for District 19. We looked at whether veteran Stephen Weber, the Democratic […]

Access to Adequate Mental Health Facilities is a Problem in Mid-Missouri

Published on Oct. 6, 2016 According to our research, some residents in mid-Missouri counties have to drive more than 100 miles one-way to get to their nearest mental health facility. A new University of Missouri grant is working on increasing the number of professionals working in these facilities by placing psychology graduate students in internships […]

Healing Through Helping; How Some Mid-Missouri Veterans Are Coping With Returning To Civilian Life

Published on Sept. 22, 2016 For our first story in Convergence Reporting at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, my team and I spoke with a variety of veterans in mid-Missouri about their transition back to civilian life after serving our country in the armed forces. We shot and edited a video piece, created […]