I am a professional journalist and journalism educator. I currently teach news writing, design, and scholastic advising at Eastern Illinois University and advise the Warbler yearbook. I also coordinate all media (social media, web, and print) for Indiana State Online, while in the dissertation phase for my Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology at Indiana State University. In October, I will be the Education Editor/Curator for MediaShift’s EducationShift digital publication, and I am also the director of social media and co-administrator for the website of the Illinois Journalism Education Association. In 2017, I was honored to be named as a Kopenhaver Center Fellow for women academics in communications.