I interned remotely for the Audience Engagement team at the Chicago Tribune in the summer of 2020, where I wrote for social media, crafted audience plans for enterprise stories, and worked on email newsletters and audio scripts. In my free time, I pitched, researched, and wrote for News, Living, and Entertainment over this historic summer, covering topics from hyperpop fandom to the impact of COVID-19 on local recovery communities. 


Stories:

School helps family after dad detained by ICE
Little tree a ‘spiritual experience’ for gecs fans
Chicago’s recovery community adapts to COVID
Gov J.B. Pritzker’s graduated-rate tax
What is Operation Legend?
Chicago young adults react to COVID upticks
Impact of heart disease greater for Black folks
‘Chicago’s greatest magician’ dies at 80
What to know about kids and COVID-19








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