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I am currently the Social Media Analyst and Online Marketing Specialist for Arizona Chapter National Safety Council, a safety-related not-for-profit located in Phoenix, Ariz.

My duties include analyzing Facebook engagement, creating online advertisements, curating social media content, designing and writing a monthly newsletter, creating promotional materials, writing weekly blog posts for both a defensive driving and an occupational safety blog, photographing events and much more.

You can find the blogs I manage here and here.


In spring 2015, I participated in a semester-long program exploring and reporting on challenges faced by Nicaragua. My classmates and I spent months researching the history of Nicaragua, the challenges it has faced in the past, and the challenges it currently faces. We traveled to Nicaragua over spring break to do on-the-ground interviewing and reporting, and returned to Arizona to complete our stories in the six weeks before graduation.

I was able to write an in-depth article on immigration between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, which is akin to immigration between Mexico and the U.S.

You can read my story here.


Below are links to stories from various publications including The Downtown Devil, an independent online publication focused on downtown Phoenix and run entirely by ASU students.

Community

Protesters temporarily stall light rail during downtown rally against police brutality//Downtown Devil

Short Leash Hot Dogs Eating Contest//Downtown Devil

Street-improvement project aspires to make Grand Avenue more pedestrian-friendly//Downtown Devil

Community members discuss future of Grand Avenue, Roosevelt Row//Downtown Devil

Corral to increase bike security on ASU campus//Downtown Devil

Arts

METROnome: Seven shows to see at Viva PHX//Downtown Devil

Bike Thief skillfully crosses, mixes, defies genres (Review + Photos)//Downtown Devil

Profile: Larry Ortega, local Phoenix artist and gallery owner//StoryBox

Lawn Gnome Publishing selects poet to compete in worldwide slam//Downtown Devil

Book review: “You Big Dummy” by basketball player Eddie Johnson//Arizona Sports

Editorial

Downtown Phoenix through my eyes//Downtown Devil

Devil’s Advocate: SNAP Challenge teaches a hard lesson//Downtown Devil

Focus. Flash. Phoenix.: Downtown tackles Super Bowl Central with an immediate takedown//Downtown Devil

Harumi Sushi review//Downtown Devil

National Safety at Home Week//Substantial Safety

Business

Changing Hands Bookstore to open Phoenix location (pg. 10)//College Times

8th Day coffee shop closes doors temporarily//Downtown Devil 

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