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Hi, I'm a storyteller who has a love for words, people, culture, language and the details in between.

Fluent in the following:

  • Adobe Premiere
  • Final Cut Pro
  • EDIUS
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
Religion, politics and entertainment are my cup of tea. I GET SUCH A THRILL WORKING ON BREAKING NEWS AND ABSOLUTELY LOVE WRITING PROFILES.

I'M A STORYTELLER ...

When I was a little kid I did everything a typical girl would do: sing songs, take ballet lessons, obsess over anything sparkly, twirl in dresses and--lastly--watch and read the news.

Little girls aren't supposed to obsess over global news and pop culture? Oh.

When a newspaper or news magazine came in the mail, I was the first to claim it. I would sit on the carpet, glued to the TV, while news reporters "flawlessly"​ kept the world updated.

I loved reading up on current events and always stole TIME magazines from my dad. My sisters and I would grab a camera and pretend to be news anchors and "weather girls"​ like it was second nature to us. As I woke up to Robin Meade saying, “Good morning sunshine,” I knew one of my goals in life was to be a news anchor and journalist.

I started my freshman year at Milligan College originally studying film. I wanted to eventually take some classes in broadcasting and news, however, because I knew it would be a good experience.

After my first journalism class in college, I was hooked.

I started working for The Stampede, Milligan College’s news source as an anchor, reporter and graphic designer, later taking on the role of editor in chief in January 2016.

And in that role, I was able to lead and mentor 19 students including contributing writers and freelancers.

I then interned for a semester at WJHL-TV News Channel 11 (CBS/ABC). There, I gathered information, conducted interviews, recorded standups, wrote copy for TV, and edited video footage.

During that semester, I also became a contributing writer for USA TODAY College which led me to a collegiate correspondent position at USA TODAY. As a collegiate correspondent for USA TODAY, I worked on a variety of stories and incorporated media (video, audio and graphic design) into my work.

After my adventure with USA TODAY and USA TODAY College, I spent a summer in Washington, D.C., at the American Journalism Center.

While working in D.C., I had the chance to report from The Supreme Court, record a podcast at the State Department, attend the DNC in Philadelphia, cover each of the presidential candidates at rallies, conferences, conventions and hearings and cover stories related to Brexit, human trafficking and feminism.

And in the spring of 2017, I began an editorial internship at Backstage which is based in Brooklyn, New York.

But I'm not here to simply build my resumé.

I am passionate about sharing stories, and I want to bring that passion, energy and commitment to the workspace, wherever that workspace may be.

When I'm assigned a story or find a story I would like to work on, I pour my heart into it, keeping authenticity at the center.

EDUCATION

Milligan College '17

  • Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communications
  • Double concentration in multimedia journalism and film studies
  • GPA 3.7

The McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute

  • New York, New York
  • Semester in Journalism Program at The King's College
  • Spring 2017

HONORS

  • Dean's List (2013­-2014), (2014-2015), (2015-2016), (2016-2017)
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (2017)
  • Goah Diversity Scholar
  • Junior Class President
  • Student Government Association Chair (Service Branch)
  • National Society Leadership & Success, Member and Leader (2013-2017)
  • Outstanding Communications Student Scholarship Award (2015)
  • Outstanding Student Journalism Award (2016)
  • The Stampede Leadership Award (2016)

EXPERIENCE

Backstage

  • Editorial Intern
  • January 2017–May 2017
  • Brooklyn, New York

The American Journalism Center

  • News Intern
  • Summer 2016
  • Washington, D.C.

USA TODAY

  • Collegiate Correspondent
  • January 2016–May 2016
  • Global

WJHL­-TV News Channel 11

  • News Intern
  • August 2015–January 2016
  • Johnson City, Tennessee
  • 172.5 hours logged shadowing reporters, pitching stories, editing stories, working with Edius, ENPS and assisting on field and in studio

USA TODAY College

  • Contributing Writer
  • August 2015–December 2015
  • Global

The Stampede

  • Editor in Chief
  • January 2016–January 2017
  • Johnson City, Tennessee

The Stampede

  • Digital Journalist
  • January 2015–January 2017
  • Johnson City, Tennssee

The Stampede

  • Graphic Designer
  • August 2015–December 2015
  • Johnson City, Tennessee

Stampede TV

  • News Anchor
  • January 2015-May 2015
  • Johnson City, Tennessee

Stampede TV

  • Camera Operator
  • January 2015–May 2015
  • Johnson City, Tenenssee

WUMC 90.5 FM

  • Radio Host "Live with Tiffany + Amanda"
  • August 2013–May 2016
  • Johnson City, Tennessee

VOLUNTEER

Hillsong NYC

  • Film Team Volunteer
  • January 2017-Present
  • New York, New York

Grace Fellowship

  • Camera Operator
  • September 2014–January 2017
  • Johnson City, Tennessee

Credits:

Created with images by Amanda Florian • NS Newsflash - "Newspapers B&W (5)" • MarkThomas - "lincoln memorial washington dc abraham lincoln" • alehidalgo - "new york nyc brooklyn" • stokpic - "desk notebook phone" • Unsplash - "manhattan empire state building new york city" • Unsplash - "headphones headset audio"

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