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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)


KCCI, Reporter (October 2013-June 2014)

Served as weekend and fill-in talent for Iowa’s news ratings leader in Des Moines, IA. Reported live on tornado touch down, which contributed to KCCI’s Emmy Award Winning “Best Newscast.” Pitched, planned, and executed day-turn stories. Wrote and voiced news stories. Reported live at breaking news events.

Take a peek at my KCCI reporting reel or stories.

KCCI, Newsroom Intern (August 2013-October 2013)

Assisted execution of fact checking, writing scripts, and pursuing story leads. Pitched story ideas and collaborated with reporters. Produced web content for

CBS Radio News, Iowa Caucus Intern (January 2012)

Connected CBS Radio news with political campaigns as news liaison. Executed interviews and story research.

ABC News, Presidential Debate Intern (December 2011)

Advised 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.

Check out some of my published stories.


10 Magazine, Contributor (September 2015-Present)

Execute and post monthly feature articles for the Seoul-based, digital publication with 200,000 views per month.

The Daegu Compass, Assistant Editor (February 2015)

Execute and post monthly 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 story ideas, booked show guests, and managed studio audience for a live food, entertainment, and 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.

⊕ KDRA, Station Manager (September 2011-August 2013)

Trained, coached and managed over 40 student DJs for the Drake University radio station. Monitored station compliance.

⊕ KDRA, Radio Show Host (September 2011-August 2013)

Produced a weekly news, pop culture, and folk music show.



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)

Study abroad (January 2012-May 2012) 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.