who am i?

Jeez, that's a loaded question. I'm still soul-searching for that answer, but here's some fun facts:

Waco, TX currently. Born & raised in the Kansas City, KS suburbs. 
I'm a graduate of Baylor University (class of 2019), where I earned a BBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship with minors in leadership and studio art. While in undergrad, I served as a mentor in Baylor's Leadership Living & Learning Community, where I helped freshmen adjust to college life and offer resources for their successes. I was also a member of Baylor's American Marketing Association chapter, where I served as an Adobe campus representative. In that role, I hosted several workshops on campus that taught users the basics of several of Adobe's Creative Suite products. 

When I graduated in 2019, I moved to Austin, Texas where I worked with the men's boutique Stag Provisions . I have a good bit of working experience in retail and food service, where I have also served as a barista and cashier in several Waco-area establishments.

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, I returned to Baylor to pursue a Master of Arts in Journalism. My planned graduation date is August 2022. Baylor's Journalism program has taught me quite a bit in communications theories and public relations basics, which have built off several of the core items from my undergraduate experience. I am preparing a master's thesis for this program that aims to study how a brand's owned media can generate conversations about advocacy issues, and how these advocacy issues might affect a consumer's perception of legitimacy towards the brand. 

I'm a hobbyist-level automotive photographer with additional experience in portrait, lifestyle, and product photography.
Editorial features include Stanceworks, Petrolicious, buttoned bears.
I've had the privilege of working with some awesome people and groups over the years, including: Wheelpros, Giovanna Wheels, KC Trends Motorsports, Coupe Cartel, C3 International, Tyler Coey, Never Done Design House, Common Grounds Woodway, and more.

I am passionate about small brands, responsible consumption, great storytelling and most things photography. By combining my degrees in both business marketing and journalism, I hope to find an entry-level position in advertising or communications. Account coordinator, project management and similar roles and similar are where I think I can find my groove. Ideally, I would love to find myself working in the Kansas City, MO or Austin, TX areas but am open to other cities or remote work. Please contact me for my resume, cover letter, and to connect about work opportunities. 

If I'm not taking photos then I'm drinking coffee, playing with my dog Toast, or shopping for an old car that I probably don't need.

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