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I learned how to shoot and edit videos for the web while at Medill after taking a Digital Storytelling class taught by Caryn Brooks. Since then, I created many videos during my internship at buildOn and I continue experimenting with Adobe PremierePro.

Medill Reports Chicago

My colleague Marcella McCarthy and I produced an in depth package for Medill Reports Chicago about pregnant teenagers in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. This video captures young women’s experiences being pregnant and having children, and a social worker and nurse at one of the high schools discuss trends they’re seeing among this demographic.

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Kali Raoul of Look Good, Feel Better teaches cancer survivors how to look “fresh” at Rush University Medical Center.

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My first video for Medill Reports Chicago was a fun supplement to a story I wrote about how Latino seniors outlive other Americans. I interviewed several elderly Latino men and women in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, asking them in Spanish what their secrets to living a long life.

I created an audio slideshow about how Chicago beekeepers prepare their hives for the winter.

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Class Projects

I created a three part series about the Little Village Boys and Girls Club.

Audio for the Web

I have experience making audio slideshows in Adobe PremierePro and Soundbooth. I also took an Audio for the Web class, where I edited this story with Reaper. This news piece is about nonprofit Enlace‘s struggle to mobilize groups in Little Village in a push for a bill that would automatically expunge juvenile records.

Chicago Loopster

This is an audio slideshow I made about gentrification in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood for Medill’s Chicago Loopster website. The site is produced by students in Medill’s Producing a News Website class.

A video about how local bikers brave Chicago winters:

I created this supplemental video for an informational story I wrote about the rise and popularity of Chicago’s trendy barre workout.


I made several videos for the staff at buildOn while I was an intern in the communication department at buildOn. Many of them were featured in the organization’s blog.

This video is about the Voices of buildOn, a day of art with the student volunteers organized by the nonprofit’s programmers. The event was was created to highlight how buildOn volunteers interpret the program’s mission of empowerment through education.

buildOn staffers told me about an idea they had: they wanted to make a Real World confessional-like video about their students going to Malawi to build a school. They interviewed their students before and after going the trip, and asked me to edit the footage together so they could present the video to other students as an educational tool.


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