Vox Magazine

Weekly award-winning arts and entertainment city magazine of Columbia, Missouri.

Favorite clips:

Columbia’s MUFON network investigates mid-Missouri’s UFOs

  • This was one of the stranger evenings of my life, but so much fun to write. I went to a Mutual UFO Network meeting and talked to some alien investigators. The biggest thing I struggled with during this piece was balancing the humor and fun tone while not making fun of the group and these people (after all, I 100 percent believe in aliens myself), but I’m very proud of how it turned out.

Sager Braudis Gallery unveils Autumn Exhibit

  • It’s difficult to write about art, but I’m really proud of how this turned out. I’m also proud of the photographs, since I don’t consider myself to be a great photographer.

Missouri icon Beatle Bob returns to the stage at Roots N Blues

  • As a Digital Editor, I was part of a team that provided live coverage of Columbia’s Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival. It was a happy accident that I stumbled upon the man known as Beatle Bob, and he ended up being one of my favorite sources to talk to.

Why we definitely do not need a ‘Lion King’ remake

  • The headline speaks for itself.

Study finds the Internet has not killed the print book

  • Any day I get to write about books is a good day. I created all the charts, the poll and embedded the social media posts.

Local baker Carly Love turns cakes into canvases

  • My first story I wrote as a Vox Digital Editor. I pitched the idea for a time lapse video and the story received around 1,700 views, which is very high for a non-feature online exclusive post.

Columbia Police Department breaks ground with Community Outreach Unit

  • My Intermediate Writing class put together a package about the perception vs. reality of crime in Columbia. I got to cover the Community Outreach Unit, the first community policing effort of mid-Missouri focused on repairing relationships with residence post-Ferguson.

Heather Carver’s ‘Booby Hatch’ turns cancer into comedy

  • A simple Q&A with Heather Carver – chair of MU’s theatre department, playwright and stage IV cancer survivor.

Radio Times magazine

The weekly TV Guide and entertainment magazine of London, England. I really enjoyed interning for this publication because it was the first time I’ve ever worked for a purely entertainment-based outlet, which is what I want to do as a career.

Favorite clips:

11 times BoJack Horseman was the cleverest, funniest, saddest, craziest show on Netflix

  • I appreciate any job that lets me write about BoJack.

Shrek 5 is happening – and has a release date 

  • This is basically an ode to Shrek, and so much fun to write.

This major character won’t appear in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • I got to write about the first upcoming spin-off Star Wars film

Columbia Missourian

Community reporter August 2015 – December 2015

Favorite clips:

Community shows solidarity for students with Inclusivity March

  • Event coverage of an “Inclusivity March,” meant to bring the community together and show support for MU’s marginalized students after threats were made to campus the week before. The story is pretty standard, but the event made my heart happy and I loved covering it.

Mark Chambers does the ‘Time Warp’ again

  • Long-form profile on Mark Chambers, who has been religiously emceeing “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” for 36 years. This is my favorite story I’ve ever had the opportunity to work on.

MU professor set to release fourth full-length film

  • Long-form profile on MU professor and local filmmaker Brian Maurer.

Students protest Thomas Jefferson statue, call for its removal

  • While on General Assignment, I got to cover a group of students who hoped to raise awareness and promote a conversation about sexual assault and racism on campus by protesting the Thomas Jefferson statue on the quad. For a time, it was the Missourian’s most-read story of all time with over 70,000 unique page views.

Inside Columbia Magazine

The city magazine of Columbia, Mo. Editorial Intern May 2015 – August 2015

Favorite clips:

Fired Up

  • Feature story on the owner of a favorite local steakhouse.

The Maneater

The Maneater is the official student newspaper of the University of Missouri and is a student organization that operates independently from the student government, the School of Journalism, and any other campus entity.


Campus Life Editor May 2014 – May 2015; Student Life beat writer August 2013 – April 2014; MOVE Magazine movie columnist January 2014 – May 2014.

Favorite clips:

Alumnus Gerardo Mena has war essay published by The New York Times

  • MU graduate and war veteran Gerardo Mena wrote an essay which was published in the At War blog in The New York Times. This was the first story I wrote for my beat.

Junior Alex Fischler pens personal self-help book, “In Need of Love”

  • After going through hardships, MU junior turned his personal struggles into an inspirational self-help book to help people in similar situations. This was my first front cover story.

Sophomore reflects on Marine Corps past

  • MU student Nathaniel Davenport spent eight years in the Marine Corps and was deployed twice. In this piece, written for a special online Veterans Day section, he recounts the years of his military experiences.

Horsin’ around with BoJack Horseman

  • A review/me desperately trying to convince everyone to watch the best show of 2014, “BoJack Horseman.”

The Reel Reflections: Falling in love with ‘Her’

  • My first column piece — a movie review of Spike Jonze’s “Her.”

The Seuss Man returns to read at Speakers Circle

  • Years after Dana Huyler made a name for himself by reading the works of Dr. Seuss on campus throughout the ’90s, he returned to reprise his role as “The Seuss Man.”

‘ADDicted’ movie sheds light on social issues

  • A feature story of “ADDicted,” a film about ADD that was filmed on campus

Thought Catalog

Why #YesAllWomen is the Most Important Hashtag Ever

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