A recent graduate of the University of Portland, achieving a degree in communication studies. 

From Huntington Beach, CA.



Experience


Associate Producer, Priced Out: Gentrification Beyond Black and White; Portland, OR

February 2016 - Present

Duties include all aspects of production from pre-interview research to helping with assembly edits and filming. In this position I have gone to Oregon's capital to help film and interview state legislators as well as film housing protests. The film is a squeal covering the topic of gentrification in the N/NE area of Portland Oregon. More information regarding the film can be found at the movies website.


Internship, Northwest Documentary; Portland, OR  

February 2016 - Present

Interning at Northwest Documentary (NW Doc) I was responsible for helping build and move them into their new office and warehouse space, helping with assembly edits of an event they shot for a client, acting as a videographer at the aforementioned event, helping with rental equipment when members wished to check out gear and helping them examine the best route possible for acquiring a networking systems solution for their media storage. 


Red Bull Schlittentag Video, Red Bull; Portland, OR

March 2016


Photojournalist/Videographer, The Beacon Newspaper; Portland, OR  

August 2013 - Present

Duties include accompanying journalists on interviews to take pictures of the person they are interviewing. Going to events on campus and being forthright and a lot of the times aggressive in order to get a good picture that will help aid the journalist’s story. Recently, duties have also included shooting and editing video for online usage as the University newspaper tries to increase their online presence. As the newspaper moves digital I have become the videographer and editor for the online sports segment Arthur & Andrews, the new Web Exclusive segments and other video assignments. I


Founder and President, University of Portland Photography and Videography Club

May 2015 - Present

Duties include scheduling meetings, recruiting members, creating budgets, managing social medias and planning club activities and trips. The group currently has more than 40 active members and meets weekly. Meetings provide arena for learning photography critique, techniques and cutting edge equipment. The group has transformed into a platform for students and groups to collaborate. Recently, the club collaborated with student mental illness group, Active Minds, to make a video promoting awareness of mental illnesses and to erase the stigma surrounding them.


Low Voltage Technician, Checkpoint Communications; Huntington Beach, CA

May 2015 - August 2015

Responsible for installing Low Voltage cable in public Schools, district offices and private institutions. Installation included low voltage cable installation and audio/video and speaker installation. Required leadership and teamwork abilities to accomplish work-site goals


YouTube Channel 


Education


Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, CA) 2008 - 2012


University of Portland
— Majoring in Communication (with a focus in journalism). Minors in History and German. Currently a Senior, expected to graduate in 2016.


Studies Abroad —  Traveled Europe for three Months. Two  were spent in Salzburg and Austria studying German. The other month was spent traveling to World War I battlefields and historical sites, studying World World War I history and literature.


Accolades


College Media Association, New York, NY: Honorable Mention, shoot-out contest                                         


Skills


I have been working in photography for the past eight years. As social media and multimedia expand, I've ventured more heavily into videography and am currently the primary videographer for the University of Portland's award-winning student newspaper: The Beacon. As well as  being a second shooter and camera operator for the documentary film Priced Out: Gentrification Beyond Black and White. I am experienced in Adobe programs including: Lightroom, Photoshop, Bridge and Premier. I consistently use Final Cut Pro X for video editing to remain fluent across all different forms of editing platforms. Recently I have began to incorporate programs such as Davinci Resolve 11 Pro for color grading and Adobe After Effects for motion graphics and special effects into my workflow. 


References 


Laurie Kelly, President & Chief Development Officer, Oregon Region Foundations, Providence Health & Services: Contact

Nancy Copic, Assistant Director of Student Media at the University of Portland: [email protected]

Katie Dunn, Editor in Chief of the Beacon newspaper: [email protected]

Jennette P. Lovejoy, Assistant Professor (Academic Advisor): [email protected]

Cornelius Swart, Producer of Priced Out: [email protected]

Chelsea Smith, Operations Manager at Northwest Documentary: [email protected]


Using Format