Education

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY

 Chicago, Illinois

   

JANUARY 2013 / MASTER OF ARTS, JOURNALISM

  • Social Responsibility of Journalism

  • Arts and Entertainment Reporting

  • Writing and Reporting

  • News Now: Journalism in the Information Age

  • Visual Communication

  • Environmental Law

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY

 Orange, California

   

AUGUST 2006 / BACHELOR OF ARTS, SOCIOLOGY

  • Philosophy of Women of Color

  • Social and Political Theory

  • Social Inequality, Social Diversity

  • Social Psychology

  • Social Change

  • Senior Thesis Project

UMBRA INSTITUTE

    Perugia, Italy

FALL SEMESTER OF 2005

  • Perugian History and Culture

  • Michelangelo Through the Years

  • Italian Language

  • Oil Painting

  • Creative Writing

Work Experience

OWNER, WRITE ON STRIPES LLC

    

OCTOBER 16, 2017 TO PRESENT

  • Hawai'i-based freelance writer and editor.

EDITOR, WHERE HAWAI‘I

    

FEBRUARY 2013 to OCTOBER 13, 2017

  • Wrote and edited various stories about fashion, entertainment and travel ventures in Hawai‘i.

DIAMOND (DEVELOPING INSIGHTS for ADMISSION through the MINING OF NON-TRADITIONAL DATA) READER, OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION – DEPAUL UNIVERSITY   

 

SEPTEMBER 2011 to MARCH 2012

  • Evaluated and scored undergraduate admission essays to DePaul University.

 

DATA RESEARCH ASSISTANT, CENTER ON THE FAMILY  

 

MARCH 2009 to JULY 2009; MARCH 2010 to AUGUST 2011

  • Processed financial and personnel documents; conducted classroom presentations; provided support for seven different projects within the Center; managed COF Facebook page.

 

WRITER, DISFUNKSHION MAGAZINE   

 

AUGUST 2009 to AUGUST 2011

  • Pitched and wrote numerous articles regarding various women’s issues.

 

DATA ASSISTANT, IDEAL (INFANT, DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENT, AND LIFESTYLE) STUDY       

 

SEPTEMBER 2009 to FEBRUARY 2010

  • Located, researched and kept in contact with lost research subjects.

Activities, Awards, Certifications

200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, CorePower Yoga Kailua Studio, August 2017

Online News Association Award – The Red Line Project, DePaul University, 2012

Edward Payson & Bernice Pi‘ilani lrwin Scholarship, 2011-2013

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Higher Education Scholarship, 2011-2013

Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship, 2011-2012

Kahalu‘u Golf Club Member, 2010 – present

Kailua High School J.V. Cheer Coach, 2007

Eiro Yamada Memorial Scholarship, 2003-2006

Ka‘iulani Home for Girls Trust Scholarship, 2003-2006

Secretary of CU’s Hawai‘i Club, 2003-2005

Kamehameha Schools Scholarship, 2002-2006

Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship, 2002-2006

KHS Most Inspirational Cheerleader, 2002

KHS Co-Captain of Cheer Squad, 2000-2002

Jr. Leader, Kailua Christian Church, 1996-2000