Urban Plains

My journalism capstone at Drake University culminated with the project Urban Plains. 12 students, 2 professors, and myself spent one semester producing stories that explored the dichotomy of the Midwest.

Marketing Director

My role in this was the Marketing Director. I sat on the executive board, produced stories, ran a weekly podcast, oversaw all social media activity, and planned our events throughout the semester.

Hold Up! With Mitch & Jessie

I produced a regionally recognized podcast called, “Hold Up! With Mitch & Jessie” where we explored the dichotomy of the Midwest by talking about Midwest stereotypes. I recorded and produced this podcast with my good friend and colleague Jessie Spangler who ran our social media for Urban Plains.


My background is in digital media, specifically video. Urban Plains also gave me the wonderful opportunity to create visual stories.