Public Writing

While often considered a less creative medium, public-facing and professional writing still allows for an artistic and literary bend, both in style and in subject. Here are some samples of my recent work.

The Pitt News | Contributing Editor, Assistant Copy Chief

Identity politics: finding my heritage in a hometown I never knew

When I returned from studying abroad in Shanghai, I reflected on the two months in my birth country with a focus on my trip to my hometown and the welfare center where I stayed. 

Daly Trimble: A selfless social servant

Every year, The Pitt News publishes 25 feature-length profiles on people in the Pitt community, and I got the chance to sit down with Daly Trimble, who spoke to me about her community engagement, faith, and feminism.

Pittsburgh Magazine | Editorial Intern

Search to Begin Anew for Missing B-25 in Monongahela River

After attending my first press conference, I wrote about a group of experts and enthusiasts searching for the remains of a B-25 bomber plane that landed in the Monongahela River over 60 years ago.

Baron Batch Face Identity for CMU International Film Festival

I wrote this after attending a press conference with Baron Batch and representatives from the Carnegie Mellon University International Film Festival. 

Oakland Crows: A Big Mess But a Harmless Murder

After months of crows creeping out students in Oakland, I researched and wrote my first long-form 412 blog post on the history and habits of the crows. I later worked with one of my supervisors on edits to condense the piece.

Special Delivery: Creating a Rustic Woodlands Nursery

A local art teacher submitted a scoop about the nursery he and his wife built for their son, and I wrote the article for the Nest blog after interviewing him over the phone.

Former Fairmont pet Edie Finds New Job in Berkeley

One of my supervisors asked me to write a 412 blog blurb about Edie, the beloved former lobby dog of the Fairmont Pittsburgh.

Break It Down: St. Paul Cathedral

I wrote this for Sean Collier's Break It Down section, which examines Pittsburgh landmarks and phenomena through numerical-based facts. I pitched the idea for St. Paul, and I also visited the site and interviewed Father Kris Stubna before writing the piece.

The Churchill Observer | Staff Writer and Production Editor

Live-action Cinderella proves to be the perfect fit

I often wrote for the Arts section of the paper, and I especially enjoyed writing about new films. I wrote this for the March 2015 issue of the newspaper, shortly after the live-action Cinderella reached theaters.

Want to be a novelist? Seven Tips for certain success

As I and other students at Churchill High School geared up for the 2015 National Novel Writing Month, I wrote a listicle of seven tips for completing the ambitious challenge of writing at least 50,000 words in the month of November.

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