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I am an energetic agent of change motivated to empower others through words, actions and attitudes while delivering quality work.
Professional Job Experience
St. Louis, Missouri. Columnist, video journalist, & host of interview show. Also using social media & marketing to promote stories as well as assisting in business development.
Building online customer base for e-commerce sector of companies including Dell, Apple, VISA & AT&T. Marketing, training and leading partners.
Bavarian Broadcasting, Intern
Television station in Würzburg, Germany. Conducting research, sifting archive material, working editorially & creating own news reports.
Antenne Niedersachsen, Intern
Radio station in Hannover, Germany. Wrote news reports and on-location comments. Prepared and conducted interviews.
Graduate Assistant, The Legacy & LindenLink
Lindenwood University and its online version, respectively; researching and writing news reports, opinion pieces and reviews; copy-editing and proof-reading.
Graduate Assistant, LUTV
Editing, running camera, directing and producing sporting events and in-studio productions; shift supervisor: directing efforts of Work and Learn staff.
LUTV, On Air Talent
Host talk shows, anchor weekly newscasts, talent for NFL Draft Show. Write news stories, create news packages for newscasts.
Shoot, report, and manage personnel for newscasts. Write and edit content, assemble graphics, and make lower thirds for multiple news, sports, and interview shows.
KCLC 89.1 The Wood, Radio Play-by-Play and Color Commentary
Broadcaster for St. Louis area high school football. Experienced operating equipment used in studio, and on remotes. Commentated the Missouri Class 3 2012 State Championships Game.
Skills and Familiarities
Experience with Design Thinking, Microsoft Office applications, Avid, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, html/css, WordPress, entrepreneurship, rapid prototyping, video production, camera operations, reporting, writing, copy-editing, anchoring, producing, directing, iNews, Twitter, Facebook, public speaking.
Pursuing a M.A. in Communications at Lindenwood University: 1/2012-Present
University of Virginia – Semester At Sea program: 1/2013-4/2013
University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, United Kingdom: 9/2010-3/2011
B.A. in History and Specialist Journalism from Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Germany: 10/2008-10/2011
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Lawyer, civil rights advocate and former president of the American Civil Liberties Union
Founder of Stanford’s d.school (Institute for Design at Stanford), CEO & investor
Entrepreneur & founder of the Unreasonable Institute in Boulder, Colorado
Dean of the School of Communications – Lindenwood University
LUTV Operations Director & Assistant Professor of Communication – Lindenwood University
LUTV News Director & Assistant Professor of Communication – Lindenwood University
Andrew Allen Smith
Assistant Professor of Communications – Lindenwood University