I've written numerous articles for The Michigan Daily on many topics. I have a particular expertise in the Univeristy of Michigan's Sexual Misconduct Policy and I have won awards for some of these articles.
In addition I am also a frequent breaking-news and live-reporter who strives to get news out on Twitter and our website before the competition. I served as the Daily's crime reporter for one year and now help the newsroom with breaking news and longform stories concerning sexual misconduct.
Internal sexual misconduct investigations complicate police response This story gained attention on campus because it showed the University knew about sexual assault allegations without informing the police. The new sexual misconduct policy released in August requires the University to inform the police of allegations. Because of this report I won the Lipsey Journalism Award for Public Service Reporting, the Daily's most prestigious award for a single article.
A debatable future For this feature story I traveled with the University's debate team to a weekend tournament in Evanston, Illinois. I wrote the story, took the photos and created a feature video on the team. This showcases my abilities as a multimedia journalist.
General Admission: Take One The change of Michigan football tickets from assigned to general seating was a controversial move and many people didn't know how it was going to turn out. This story showcases my ability to write in interesting and informative ways. I also tweeted throughout the day so readers could know what was happening at the stadium.
Breakfast for the people at St. Andrew's Since 1982, the St. Andrew's breakfast program has been divvying out free breakfast to all who come. Volunteers and patrons can't remember a single day when breakfast wasn't available.
Photographs I've taken
President Obama speaks to a crowd of of about 500 at a campaign fundraiser at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn on April 18, 2012.
A volunteer pours juice for the Ann Arbor homeless at St. Andrew's Church. The church offers free breakfast every day of the year.
University of Michigan students perform in the musical Cabaret as part of the student theater organization MUSKET.
A chicken-guacamole burrito at BTB in Ann Arbor.
A man holds up his hands during a march to Governor Snyder's home to protest the emergency management law.
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