University of Missouri

Master of Arts in Journalism, August 2011

  • Emphasis in magazine editing
  • Cumulative GPA: 4.0
  • Graduation in one year

Bachelor of Journalism, May 2010

  • Emphasis in magazine journalism
  • Minors in English and political science
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.96
  • Graduation with honors in three years

Prairie Ridge High School, Crystal Lake, Ill.

  • Graduated May 2007
  • Cumulative GPA: 4.7
  • Valedictorian

Relevant Coursework


  • Magazine publishing
  • Seminar on narrative and identity
  • General semantics in journalism
  • Mass media seminar
  • Quantitative research methods in journalism
  • The magazine, then and now


  • Magazine staff
  • Magazine design
  • Information graphics
  • Magazine editing
  • Intermediate writing
  • Women and the media
  • Communications law
  • Reporting
  • History of American journalism
  • Press photography and editing
  • Honors newswriting
  • Theatre criticism
  • Cross-cultural journalism
  • Principles of American journalism


  1. Ester Markovna Ogrebottom

    You inspire me. I enrolled in Mizzou as a Nursing student but am now considering changing my major to Magazine Journalism with an emphasis in magazines. One day I hope to be HALF of what you have accomplished. I know my english isn’t very well but since you minor in English I was hoping you could possibly and maybe help me out. Let me know please and thanks. Thank you!

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