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Global Relations

⊕ U.S. Department of State, Fulbright Korea Grantee (July 2014-August 2016)

Selected from 270 applicants to teach conversational English and American culture to 300 students at Youngil Elementary in Seoul, South Korea. Lived with host-family.

⊕ Empathy for a Better World Foundation, North Korean Defector Mentor (August 2014-August 2016)

Created weekly personalized English tutoring and foreign culture acclimation lessons for two North Korean defectors.


KETV, Anchor/reporter (January 2017-present)

Produce and anchor 8-10 fast-paced breaking news segments for two-hour morning show that dominates the Omaha market ratings. Aggressively seek out and turn enterprise stories with strong storytelling component in under four hours. Top social media performer leading the market in interaction rates, growth, and video views. Robust anchoring experience on weekday morning, weekend evening, and weekend morning shows. 

KCCI, Reporter (October 2013-June 2014)

Executed high-quality day-turn stories for Iowa’s news ratings leader. Consistently uncovered compelling, exclusive story ideas. Delivered succinct, conversational live reports. Live report on tornado contributed to Emmy Award Winning “Best Newscast.”

KCCI, Newsroom Intern (August 2013-October 2013)

Proactively collaborated with reporters. Took initiative to independently write, cut and voice packages after shifts. Assisted execution of show scripts, fact checking, and pursuing story leads. Produced strong content for

CBS Radio News, Iowa Caucus Intern (January 2012)

Relentlessly contacted political campaigns to generate enterprise angles for CBS Radio news caucus coverage.

ABC News, Presidential Debate Intern (December 2011)

Consulted with producers and talent on live-shot logistics for their broadcast that attracted over 7.5 million viewers.

The Times Delphic, Staff Writer (Fall 2010-Spring 2013)

Sought out and wrote campus and community affairs stories for the Drake University campus newspaper.


10 Magazine, Contributor (September 2015-January 2017)

Published feature articles for the Seoul-based, digital publication with 200,000 views per month.

HGTV, Pie Town Productions Intern (September 2012-December 2012)

Assisted production staff with logistical planning, filming, and design projects for the HGTV Design show, “West End Salvage.” Conducted show research.

KSTP, Twin Cities Live Intern (May 2012-August 2012)

Pitched bold segment ideas, booked guests, and managed studio audience for the premiere lifestyle show in Minneapolis, MN. Produced daily web segment and weekly email club letter.


KSTP, Event Specialist (May 2013-August 2013)

Collaborated with marketing staff to plan, enhance, and effectively execute promotional events.


⊕ Drake Relays Telecast, Executive Producer (February 2013-May 2013)

Hired and led a team of 35 to produce ten hours of live television coverage of the 104th Drake Relays – a premier track and field event. Directed live coverage.

⊕ Drake Broadcasting System, President (May 2012-May 2013)

Hired and managed a 12-person staff for Drake University TV, radio and sports broadcasting. Oversaw website and marketing efforts. Managed large budget.



Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Graduation Date: May 2014
GPA: 3.82

BA, magna cum laude in Journalism and Mass Communication; Broadcast News (departmental honors)

BA, magna cum laude in Sociology (departmental honors)

Foreign study (January 2012-May 2012) Richmond University, Rome, Italy

Languages: Korean (Limited working proficiency)


Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Rick Tapscott Reporting Award (2014) Recognizes one student whose journalism work reflects curiosity, accuracy, integrity, humanity, public accountability, and aggressive reporting.                                                                                

Ted Sell Memorial Award (2013) Recognizes the most promising student pursuing a career in broadcasting.

Iowa Broadcast News Association

Best Newscast (2013)

First Place Public Affairs (2013)

Eliot A. Keller Scholarship (2013) Recognizes outstanding promise in a student pursuing a career in radio journalism.

Drake University

Top Junior of the Year Award (2013)

Drake Study of Culture and Society Department

Lewis J. McNurlen Scholarship (2013) Recognizes achievements of the top Drake sociology student.

Minnesota Broadcasters Association

James J. Wychor Scholarship (2011) Recognizes exceptional work of three students pursuing a broadcasting career.