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L.A. Press Club: 

1st for 2016 Entertainment Feature on The Phil's Young Star Conductor

1st for 2015 Business Feature of the Rising Cost of Living in DTLA

1st for 2015 Entertainment Feature on underground radio station KCHUNG

2nd for 2015 Journalist of the Year (Under 40k circ.)

California Newspaper Publishers Association:

1st for 2016 Business Feature on the DTLA Retail "Bubble"

1st for 2015 Enterprise Series on Skid Row and Homelessness

1st for 2015 Profile Feature on KCHUNG

1st for 2014 Sports Feature on DTLA's Unlikely Underdog Soccer Champs


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L.A. Downtown News — Senior Writer, Staff Writer

March 2015 - Present, Sept. 2013 - March 2015

Reported and wrote stories on subjects ranging from homelessness and crime to arts and entertainment, in a variety of formats (longform, feature, Q&A, etc.) Also directed online/social media efforts for the publication and edited and/or proofread all Downtown News stories.

Mel Magazine — Freelance Writer

Jan. 2016 - Present

Wrote feature stories and essays on social topics, from tiki bars to the death of teen mall culture in America, with a focus on research and in-depth original interviews.

Daily Trojan, USC — Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor

Dec. 2012 - May 2013, July 2012 - Dec. 2012

Oversaw daily operations of a student publication with 150+ writers and a board of nearly 20 editors, first as managing editor (fall/winter semester) and then elected editor-in-chief (winter/spring semester).

Variety  — Intern, Writer

March 2012 - Dec. 2012

Reported and wrote stories covering all aspects of the entertainment industry, including red-carpet news, features on business trends, entertainment personality pieces and more.


University of Southern California — B.A. Print & Digital Journalism

Aug. 2009 - May 2013

Also graduated with Senior Thesis Honors at the USC Institute for Multimedia Literacy, with skills in multimedia software (Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Flash, Audacity) and basic HTML/CSS programming.