I am a University of Washington communication PhD student and a Wheaton College ’09 (B.A., English Literature) and Southern Illinois University–Carbondale ’11 (M.A., political science) alumna interested in journalism and communication (professionally) and many other things (as a hobby).

I interned at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va., in 2011, The Gazette in Colorado Springs in 2010 and The Vail Daily in 2008. I have freelanced for Christianity Today since 2009 and freelanced for the Naperville Sun and other Sun-Times publications in the Chicago suburbs from 2008 to 2009. I have worked as photo editor, managing editor and editor in chief of The Wheaton Record, overseeing layout, photos, reporting, editing, opinion writing and reviews. I traveled to Niger, West Africa in 2010 for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Bonn, Germany in 2011 for the United Nations.

In my spare time, I collect poems.

…without a cement of blood (it must be human, it must be innocent) no secular wall will safely stand.

-W.H. Auden

When the Stranger says: “What is the meaning of this city ?
Do you huddle close together because you love each other?”
What will you answer? “We all dwell together
To make money from each other”? or “This is a community”?

-T.S. Eliot


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