Experience

Freelance Media Relations and PR Consultant, 2016-2017

Freelance writer and PR consultant for local organizations including Cork City's GLOW Christmas Celebration, IndieCork Festival, and Eimear O'Brien PR. 

Contributor, Evening Echo, October 2016

Interviewed and wrote a feature piece for the Cork Jazz Festival featuring artist, Gemma Sugrue

Community Editor, The Arvada Press, Arvada, Colorado, September 2013 - September 2016

Reporter/photographer/editor covering Arvada, Colorado and the Jefferson County Education beats. Cultivated and built relationships with key sources in the various Front Range communities while writing articles for both an online and print newspaper. Managed Twitter and Facebook pages from ground up, building an avid following with timely and relevant content. 

Lifestyle Contributor, 303 Magazine, Denver, Colorado, May 2013 - June 2014

Freelance writer/photographer who highlighted Denver’s hot spots and happening neighborhoods, along with other assignments for print and online magazine.

Freelance writer/researcher, greatretirementspots.com, Denver, Colorado, July, 2012 - November, 2012

Researched and reviewed various towns and cities across the United States, reviewing their qualities for an aging audience.

Editorial Internship, Greeley Tribune, Greeley, Colorado, January, 2012 - May, 2012

Reported and wrote on local news and feature pieces. 

Entertainment Reporter, CU Independent, Boulder, Colorado, Fall 2011

Reported on entertainment and feature pieces relevant to the CU-Boulder population. Highlights include coverage of Bill Nye's keynote speech at the Spacevision 2011 conference and a feature of an emerging workout trend, Pure Barre, located on the 29th Street Mall.

Ghost Writer, John Cruz, Boulder, Colorado January, 2011 - May, 2011

Researched and conducted interviews pertaining to the the banking industry and financial fraud to write an outline for a nonfiction book, “World Banking, World Fraud” by John Cruz.

Grand Views Staff Writer, The Grand Views, Des Moines Iowa, August, 2009 - April, 2010

Reported on local news and feature pieces relevant to the Grand View University audience. Highlights include coverage of the 2009 World Food Festival in Des Moines, Iowa, profile of Blues Artist, Bob Pace, and a feature about Breast Cancer Awareness month. 

Skills

 • Communication • Research • Reporting • Feature and News Writing • Photography

• Dreamer • Social Media Content Creation, Development and Management  

• Innovative • Public Relations • Coachable

•Customer Service

Education

Cork Institute of Technology

Cork, Ireland September 2016 - Present

  • Master's of Arts, Public Relations and New Media

University of Colorado — Boulder

Boulder, Colorado, August 2010 - May 2012

  • Bachelors of Science-Journalism, News-Editorial sequence, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Grand View University

Des Moines, Iowa, August 2008 - April 2010 

  •  Journalism Major, School of Communication

Des Moines Lincoln High School, Des Moines, Iowa 2004-2008

Organizations

Flatirons Community Church, Student Ministry Leader, September 2010 - September 2016