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I am the social media editor and a writer at West Virginia University. I handle the day-to-day management of university social media platforms, write and edit stories, produce multimedia projects, take photos, and collaborate on large marketing campaigns to help promote the University. I currently freelance for Spotlight WV Magazine and Taste WV Magazine.

I have a master's in journalism at West Virginia University. I've also earned a bachelor of science in journalism with a news-editorial emphasis and a bachelor of arts in English, with a concentration in professional writing and editing, as well as a minor in business administration. I graduated as summa cum laude and was the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism top graduating senior in 2011.

I have research, "Female newspaper editors' career paths and Appalachian culture," published in academic journal "Community Journalism."

I am currently working on a publication about food culture in West Virginia.

I've worked at The Charleston Daily MailThe Daily Athenaeum, the West Virginia University Writing Center and the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism. I have interned at USA TodayWest Virginia Living MagazineWest Virginia Radio CorporationWest Virginia University Business Incubator, and West Virginia University Press. I have written for Prerogative Magazine, Savor WV Magazine and West Virginia Executive Magazine. Other work has appeared in newspapers across the state, including The Dominion PostThe Beckley Register-Herald, the Moorefield Examiner, the Pocahontas Times, and The Journal in Martinsburg, as well as West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Candace127@gmail.com