Hi, I'm Julia

I'm a writer and photographer with experience in journalism, photography, and creative writing. I’m currently teaching English to secondary school students in Malaysia on a Fulbright grant.

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.

Please contact me with inquiries, tips, travel tips and more. 


Resume

EXPERIENCE      

Yahoo News, New York, NY                                                               May 2018 — December 2018
Associate Editor

  • 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

 

AWARDS

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

 

SKILLS                                                                                                                           

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 

 

EDUCATION

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.