Columbia University, New York, NY
September 2020 - present
Undergraduate student at Columbia University’s Columbia College, class of 2024. Intend to declare a major in American Studies and a special concentration in Jazz Studies. 3.89 GPA; Dean’s List Fall 2020.
Howard High School, Ellicott City, MD
August 2016 - May 2020
Honor Roll all semesters; 12 AP, 9 GT, 3 honors classes; 3.81 unweighted, 4.61 weighted cumulative GPA.
School of the New York Times Summer Academy, New York, NY
Enrolled in two-week intensive summer education program with daily morning class focusing on education and daily afternoon discussion seminar and work session.
Music Innovation: Performance in New York, July 2019
Investigative Journalism, July 2018
February 2021 - present
Host two weekly shows: “The Moonshine Show,” a 2-hour bluegrass show, and “Tuesday’s Just As Bad,” a 90-minute blues show on Tuesday nights. Shows are produced from home due to the pandemic.
Daily Editor, Bwog
January 2021 - present
Manage day-to-day operation of student news blog on Fridays. Set post schedule, copy edit and fact-check all posts, publish posts through WordPress and social media and communicate with writers and editors.
Communications Intern, Taylor Legal
July 2019 - present
Conduct interviews with and write profiles of current and former clients for publishing in digital newsletter; edit, transcribe, and post videos to company youtube channel. Perform other tasks as needed.
Copy Editor and Staff Writer, Howard High Lion’s Tale
September 2019-June 2020
Edited all articles prior to publication in high school newspaper and wrote between one and three articles per print cycle. Assisted section editors and staff writers in writing and reporting as needed.
Co-Editor-in-Chief and Arts & Culture Editor, Pressing the Future
July 2019 - September 2020; previously Staff Writer (April 2018 - July 2019)
Directed day-to-day operations of international youth-run news website. Lead editorial staff in managing assignments and personnel. Managed internal restructuring and website relaunch. Coordinated social media presence and advertising campaigns. Wrote and edited articles about noteworthy music and entertainment.
“Robert Johnson: Making A Legend” (2019; 28 minutes) - Writer, Director, Producer
2020 Ocean City Film Festival
2019 Utopia Film Festival
“Strange Fruit: Taking A Stand Through Song” (2018; 14 minutes) - Writer, Director, Producer
Best Documentary - 2018 Johns Hopkins High School Film Contest & Festival
Finalist, Best Documentary- 2018 All-American High School Film Festival