Hi, I'm Julia
My passion for storytelling led me to journalism, where I focus on politics and culture. Most recently, I worked on the Yahoo News news programming editorial team for its home page and mobile app, where I wrote for the 360 and programmed the news home page and app.
In 2018, I graduated from Emory University studying English and creative writing with a focus in contemporary poetry and extensive coursework in interdisciplinary studies and psychology.
I spent summer of 2017 with Yahoo News’ politics and news team, where I covered national politics beats such as health care legislation, Congress, and more. I pitched and wrote features about the $1 billion industry in fake Native American art and the whether poetry matters in politics.
My undergraduate career culminated in my term as editor-in-chief of The Emory Wheel, Emory’s only independent student-run newspaper. I controlled all editorial content and oversaw the financial strategy of the newspaper. Over four years, I led a team of editors and reporters to produce daily online stories and a weekly print issue distributed across campus. I covered activism including the “Trump chalkings” protest and “sanctuary campus” movement at Emory, unearthed unethical conduct in student government, and helped the newspaper to break the story of a fraudulent third-party concert booker scamming the university (he's now been charged by the DOJ).
In my studies, I specialize in contemporary poetry. I write about identity and inheritance, and I've had poems featured in Emotive Fruition's "Driving Without a License," a show about questions of home, and published in The Pulse, a campus literary journal.
Look below for more about my work.
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Yahoo News, New York, NY May 2018 — December 2018
Pitch and write for the 360, a feature on Yahoo News’ application that examines current debates in the U.S.
Package and program mobile app and home page with top news stories of the day
Curate top news stories for various beats for Yahoo News
Write and send enticing push notifications to promote news stories across beats for app
Yahoo News, New York, NY May 2017 – Aug. 2017
News and Politics Intern
Reported and wrote more than 60 stories covering national politics beats such as health care legislation and Congress
Conducted interviews with members of Congress and political experts and reported on Senate hearings live
Brainstormed stories at daily editorial meetings
Pitched, reported, and wrote features on the intersection of politics and the arts
Researched breaking news events via original reporting and social media, covered developments live
The Emory Wheel, Emory University Sept. 2014 – March 2018
Editor-in-Chief (March 2017 - March 2018)
Elected by peers to lead The Emory Wheel, Emory University’s 98-year-old independent, student-run newspaper
Oversee all editorial production, business strategy, and financial health of the paper for 40 hours per week
Responsible for all editorial decisions and oversight of weekly print and online daily content
Edited all content for reporting, accuracy, style, and adherence to journalistic standard
Shot “University reacts to pro-Trump chalkings” photo series syndicated by national media such as The New York Times, CNN, and awarded SPJ Mark of Excellence for Breaking News Photography (Region 3)
Led newspaper to garner six Georgia College Press Association Awards, including 2018 Watchdog of the Year for coverage of a fraudulent concert booking
Managed website and revamped social media presence to promote coverage to readers
Created Wheel Writers' Guide to train new writers
Co-developed inaugural internship program in collaboration with "Writing for Publication" class
Won Best News Article - Investigative for coverage of student government candidates
Novelis, Inc., Atlanta, GA May 2016 – Aug. 2016
Communications & Government Affairs Intern
Wrote and edited press releases and articles for $11 billion B2B company’s internal and external global audiences
Designed custom company graphics for internal and external use on InDesign, Photoshop
Published WordPress posts with attention to SEO
Georgia College Press Association Best News Article - Investigative - Spring 2018
Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence for Breaking News Photography (Region 3) - Spring 2017
Adobe InDesign // Photoshop // Lightroom // DSLR Photography // AP Style // SEO // Content Management Systems (PNR, WordPress, Squarespace) // Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat, Buffer, Tweetdeck) // Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) // Research // Copy Editing // Fact Checking // Headline Writing
PUBLICATIONS & PANELS
Imagining America, Davis, CA, Fall 2017 – "Crossing boundaries, Changing Culture: One Story at a Time” panelist
Emotive Fruition, New York, NY, Spring 2016 – Poem selected for poetry show “Driving Without a License”
The Pulse, Atlanta, GA, Spring 2016 – Two poems and one photo selected for publication in a literary journal
Emory University, B.A. in English and Creative Writing May 2018
Honors: Fulbright ETA grant, Emory University Liberal Arts Scholar; Omicron Delta Kappa; Mortar Board Honor Society; Dean’s List, Phi Eta Sigma; Emory University IDEAS Fellow
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.