work experience

June 2022 - Current

Law360

General Assignment Reporter

I write about insurance litigation and work remotely.

February 2022 - June 2022

The Daily Iberian

Managing Editor

I managed The Daily Iberian, a newspaper in New Iberia, La., that produces a paper three times a week. I also helped with reporting and wrote a food column.

April 2019 - February 2022

Gannett Co.

Breaking News Reporter

I was a reporter for Gannett papers in Louisiana and Alabama. Most of my work focused on crime and breaking news, including weather events. I also reported on healthcare, education, food and entertainment topics.

The Shreveport Times in Shreveport, La.

Tuscaloosa News in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

The Courier in Houma, La.

November 2017 - March 2019

Opelika-Auburn News

Reporter & Photographer

I was the crime-beat reporter and staff photographer for the Opelika-Auburn News in Opelika, Ala.

August 2016 - July 2017

The Daily Star

Crime Reporter

I was the crime reporter for The Daily Star in Hammond, La. I also reported on local government and breaking news.

August 2013 - December 2015

The Auburn Plainsman

Student Photojournalist

The Auburn Plainsman is the student newspaper at Auburn University. I worked in the photo section as a photographer, assistant photo editor, and then later as the photo editor.

 

Education

May 2012

Faulkner State Community College

Associate of Arts (Fine Art)

December 2015

Auburn University

BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in photography

  • Student Achievement Award for Studio Art

  • Charles E. Pannell Scholarship

  • AU Board of Trustees Scholarship

 

Awards

2020

Alabama Press Association Contest

  • Best Public Service (Division B), "Lee County tornadoes," Staff, Opelika-Auburn News

  • Online Breaking News Coverage, Third Place, "Auburn police officer shot," by Emily Enfinger, Sara Palczewski and Troy Turner, Opelika-Auburn News

2019

Alabama Press Association Contest

  • Best Sports Photo, Second Place, "Almost a touchdown," Opelika-Auburn News

  • Best Spot-News Photo, Second Place, "Car crash," Opelika-Auburn News

  • Best Feature Photo, Third Place, "Snowball fight," Opelika-Auburn News

2018

Alabama Associated Press Media Editors Broadcast and Newspaper Contest

  • Best Humorous Photo, Second Place, "Bo teases Barkley," Opelika-Auburn News

2017

Alabama Associated Press Media Editors Broadcast and Newspaper Contest

  • Best Spot-Feature Photo, First Place, "School's out," The Selma-Times Journal

2017

Louisiana Press Association Contest

  • Breaking News, Division 3, Second Place, "Stopped on rail," The Daily Star

  • Breaking News, Division 3, Third Place, "Up in smoke," The Daily Star

2014

Student Achievement Award for Studio Art

Auburn University