Published: Pbs.org, July,29, 2016
About: During the summer of 2016, I was given the chance to report at the Democratic National Convention for PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs. We talked to people on the streets of Philadelphia about this year’s election. It was interesting to see what young democrats felt because of their huge support for Bernie Sanders.
Published: Pbs.org, July, 29, 2016
About: During the summer of 2016, I was given the chance to report at the Republican National Convention for PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs. We talked to people on the streets of Cleveland about this year’s election, and went to the Boys and Girls Club to see what issues affect the locals.
Published: Pbs.org, September 8, 2015
About: Following my internship with KLRU-TV, I produced this news package and it aired on PBS NewsHour last fall. It focuses on the way music has positively impacted the lives of troubled youth. Austin Classical Guitar teaches residents at Gardner-Betts Juvenile Justice Center how to play classical guitar to better channel their emotions.
Published: KLRU-TV, July 10, 2015
About: For the past two years, tensions between police officers and minority civilians have increased. Media attention of high profile shootings of unarmed black men by police officers has inspired organizations such as #BlackLivesMatter to lead protests throughout America. This story examines the ways in which millennials, who often are considered to be unaware, have made strides to express their beliefs regarding the topic of police brutality.
Published: Pbs.org, April 7th, 2015
Awards: State Finalist, 2014-15 UIL Young Filmakers Festival
About: In the spring of 2012 one student made terroristic threats towards Pflugerville High School (PHS). This news package shows how the Pflugerville Independent School District handled these threats. It also shows changes made to make entrances to PHS safer.
Published: P-TV, October 3, 2014
Awards: Honorable Mention, Multimedia Feature, 2014 NSPA Multimedia Story of the Year
About: There has been a changing tide of Americans moving away from processed foods and toward food grown locally at organic farms. I wanted to explore how farms are catering to those interested in eating local food. This story focuses on the unique farming methods used by an urban farmer in Austin, TX. Originally part of a 7-minute documentary for Pflugerville’s PBS Club, which collaborates with PBS Student Reporting Labs. After going through the editing process, I realized it flowed better as two shorter stories.
Published: P-TV, October 10, 2014
Awards: Honorable Mention, Multimedia Feature, 2014 NSPA Multimedia Story of the Year; 2nd Place, Advanced Documentary, 2014 ATPI Fall Photo Contest
About: With Americans becoming more conscious of the quality of the food they ingest, I decided to explore the benefits and challenges of sourcing and purchasing locally grown food. I traveled to a local high school, to interview students in the culinary arts program. I hoped to gain the perspective of millennials, and their stance on quality food. This was originally part of a 7-minute documentary but was split into two parts during the editing process.
Published: KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, September 27, 2014
About: As a junior, I was one of 11 students in the nation to be named a PBS Student Reporting Labs All-Star. In addition to attending the Student Reporting Labs workshop in Washington, D.C., KLRU-TV invited me to be a live student anchor/correspondent for The Corporation of Public Broadcasting’s American Graduate Day.
Published: Urban Pioneer 2014, July, 19, 2014
Awards: Dow Jones News Fund Scholarship
About: This news package focuses on the issue of poverty in our nation. We spoke with a family that relies on the local food pantry for groceries.
Published: Urban Pioneer, July 19, 2014
About: While participating in the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop during the summer of 2014, I anchored a KOMU-TV broadcast for the workshop. This was the first experience I’ve had behind a news desk as well as using a teleprompter. It was a thrilling yet surreal experience, because one of my goals is to report news to the masses on a national level.