Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

Bachelor of Arts: Journalism | Concentration: Print Newspaper
summa cum laude distinction
General and Advanced Honors Recognition

Minor: Psychology
Member of the Georgia State University Honors College
Institutional GPA: 4.2

The Washington Media Institute

Washington, DC — May 2012-July 2012


Mother Nature Network

Associate Editor, May 2013 – Present

  • Writes original content for
  • Publishes stories and galleries
  • Creates content for MNN’s many social media platforms
  • Responds to reader inquiries
  • Resolves spam content issues on the website and social media platforms
RockTenn Co

Marketing Intern, November 2012 – Present

  • Researches, writes and edits publications and consumer reports
  • Conducts marketing research
  • Consults on videos, design, and photography for marketing projects
  • Photographs products and edits them in PhotoShop for websites, presentations and publications
Georgia Aquarium, Inc. 

Digital Media Intern, January 2013 – May 2013

  • Managed social media accounts for Georgia Aquarium and Marineland Dolphin Adventure with original written and photographic content
  • Responded to customer questions and concerns via social media outlets
  • Used DreamWeaver to make changes to Georgia Aquarium and Marineland Dolphin Adventure websites
  • Wrote blog posts for Georgia Aquarium’s blog
  • Consulted on Georgia Aquarium and Marineland Dolphin Adventure video projects
The Signal

Web Managing Editor, April 2012 – December 2012

  • Maintained the web database
  • Uploaded content onto web
  • Managed new writers
  • Assigned stories and deadlines
  • Contributed stories and photojournalism for both online and print editions of The Signal 

Staff Writer, February 2012 – December 2012

  • Covers newsworthy Georgia State University students, events and issues
  • Writes articles for print and online
  • Provides additional photojournalism
George | Miko | Designs, Ltd.

Assistant Photographer, May 2011 – present

  • Photographs wedding ceremonies and receptions
  • Manages schedule
  • Arranges stylistic compositions for photographs
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Division of International Conservation

Intern, May 2012-July 2012  

  • Wrote content for the Global Program’s website
  • Created photo banners
  • Scanned, uploaded and edited 35mm slides
  • Designed and created presentations and publications for meetings and conferences
Anna Norris Freelance Photography

Deviantart | Flickr
Photographer and sole contributor

  • Photographs weddings, bands, senior portraits, headshots, spontaneous portraits
  • Captures artfully composed nature photography

Highlights and Qualifications

Digital Media & Production
  • Expert Photoshop editor
  • Competent with Adobe DreamWeaver
  • Experienced with Adobe InDesign
  • Familiar with Audacity
  • Proficient with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Familiar with iMovie
  • Intermediate speaker of German
  • Extensive experience in conducting research via computerized databases
  • Skilled at typing | 111 wpm
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
Relevant Courses
  • Advanced Media Writing
  • Communications Research and Technology
  • Digital Photojournalism
  • Advanced Desktop Editing & Publishing
Honors, Awards and Leadership
  • summa cum laude 
  • General and Advanced Honors Recognition
  • Ralph Emerson McGill Award for Excellence in Newspaper Journalism — 4/12
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for Undergraduate Studies in Journalism  — 4/12
  • George Greiff Scholarship — 2011-2012
  • President’s List — 5/10 – 12/12
  • Hope Scholarship — 9/09 – 05/11
  • Zell Miller Scholarship — 9/11 – 12/12

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