I worked for The Diamondback, an independent student newspaper, for almost 3 years. I have experience as a breaking news reporter, employees beat reporter and special projects editor. I covered protests, vigils and workers conditions, all amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
UNEQUAL: the significance of memory
I reported, wrote, edited and led a two-semesters long enterprise project on the history of desegregation on campus. I interviewed former Black student leaders and activism, Black athletes and former university president, looked into digitized newspaper issues from 1930s to 1990s, university reports and federal and state legislation.
The depressed hair comic
Writing and illustrating this essay was cathartic, bittersweet and strange. In this comic, I look back on my time at UMD, what it meant for me and whom college is meant for.
“We have to adapt”: A look inside an online ESOL classroom in Prince George’s County
I reported on what it was like for an ESOL elementary classroom to learn amid a pandemic.
I covered a vigil for the people who died in the Atlanta shooting in 2021. I coordinated with multimedia reporters to include video in the story to capture a powerful moment during the vigil.
I wrote a profile on a quarantine housing worker from my university. This story won a national Mark of Excellence award of 2020 in the general news reporting category.