RECENTLY PUBLISHED WORK:
Nebraska cattle producers resilient after flood
PUBLISHED: OCTOBER 2019
The True Colors of Nebraska Cattlemen and Women
In May of 2019 I decided to use my week off in between finals and starting my internship to travel around Nebraska and interview cattle producers who were affected by the bomb cyclone storms in March. I was disheartened by the lack of knowledge about the devastation around campus and wanted to gather content to use on my own portfolio. I contacted Nebraska Cattlemens Association & Nebraska Beef Council, and with their guidance, organized 10 different interview stops all over the state. Reaching out to producers I’ve never met before was very intimidating, but the result was so worth it. Hearing their stories of perseverance & passion through the difficulties they had to endure brought me to tears and warmed my heart. At the end of the week I was prompted by a mentor of mine to try and see if I could publish my work anywhere. Nervously, I sent my first ever freelancing pitch emails to a few large magazines I had looked up to, and got my first contract within 24 hours.
Is this Heaven? No, it's Iowa State!
PUBLISHED: DECEMBER 2018
An account of the place I call home
Located in the heart of the country, in a beloved state tagged Iowa, one can find a nation leading agricultural program. Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is home to over 5,000 passionate individuals with dreams of helping to feed this growing world. Some may disregard Iowa as another fly over state, however the Cyclone Students are determined to change that and make a difference in the world around them. The faculty aims for the stars in education, research and out reach programs in hopes of helping students reach that goal.
A Cattlemen's Road to Success
A tribute to a phenomenal boss
My first internship was at a large scale feed yard in western Nebraska. As a productions and communications intern my knowledge grew in animal nutrition, cattle management, doctoring and handling livestock; but also how to effectively communicate and advocate for the agriculture industry. In addition to all of these skillsets, my boss taught me the true meaning of hard work. He led by example and inspired me to write this article about him. Read this account of a leader that worked hard in silence and let his success be the noise.
ADDITIONAL INTERNSHIP WORK:
MorganMyers Strategic Communications Agency
JUNE 2020 - AUGUST 2020 | WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN
Through my internship with MorganMyers I had the opportunity to develop content for clients like Illinois Farm Families and Red Star Yeast. Check out their social media feeds below to see a few examples!