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The University of Texas (Journalism)
Dear Parents and Students,
I am a freelance writer and editor with over a decade of experience in journalism, mostly with a concentration in financial reporting; however, in the past couple of years, I've concentrated on more broad-based journalism, including travel and human-interest features.
I’m also a mother, dog lover and avid traveler with an array of life experience that is imperative to critical thinking, creativity and patience. I grew up in small towns but have also lived in some of the largest cities of the country—Houston, Los Angeles and Chicago.
I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and have written for various print media, including a global publishing house and newspaper, providing exclusive coverage of energy industry events and conferences from many locations including Houston, California, New York, Singapore and London.
I've also been a broadcast correspondent for an online energy news outlet that required multiple live reports daily from Houston, and often traveled to report live, including from Chicago, Alaska and an OPEC meeting in Cairo, Egypt. I've conducted several exclusive interviews with CEOs and government officials, and have an array of experience in reporting high-profile events including comprehensive coverage of the Enron bankruptcy and related Arthur Andersen federal trial.
I've also held a commodities license, working as an energy broker in Chicago and Houston for seven years. These experiences have required acute listening and personal communication skills, as well as consistent attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
For the past 18 months I have been a contributing writer to local publications in Erath, Comanche and Hamilton counties of Texas having moved to Stephenville from Houston last summer to be nearer to family—and to pursue a passion I have to expand recycling in rural areas of the state. In the past six months I've developed a website to promote news and events of local recycling efforts, and organized a community-wide electronics take-back event in nearby Dublin in conjunction with America Recycles Day that brought in almost 30,000 lbs of recyclables; proceeds from sales went to the City of Dublin, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Keep Dublin Beautiful (I am also on the board of KDB as its 2015 secretary). I’m a member of the Central Texas Recycling Committee, a steering committee for State of Texas Alliance for Recycling as well. Also recently, I've become the web/blog-content provider for a rare coin dealer in Houston.
In the past year, I've written on an array of topics ranging from local livestock and agriculture sectors to the rich history, and related museums, in our area which attract visitors from around the state. I've also written numerous personal profiles of local newsmakers, and after a trip to Jordan and Israel contributed a five-part series on the history of the countries and their evolving politics.
I would love the opportunity to assist you or your child with becoming a critical thinker and creative writer—some of the most essential skills of a solid educational foundation. I successfully instilled those qualities in my own daughter who is now a sophomore at UT, a writer for the school newspaper and an intern with a Texas House Representative. I can help you or your child be successful, too. I look forward to discussing working with your family, and thank you for the consideration.
Dear Parents and Students,
I am a freelance writer and editor with over a decade of experience in journalism, mostly with a concentration in financial reporting; however, in the past couple of years, I've concentrated
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