Welcome to my portfolio! 

I'm Nicole-Marie, a student journalist and college student in the Sunflower State. Storytelling has run in my blood ever since I was a 12-year-old girl calling publishers in New York City in an attempt to get my novel published. This portfolio, which I created as editor-in-chief of an award-winning high school newspaper, named me the 2019 Kansas Student Journalist of the Year and 2019 National High School Student Journalist of the Year Runner-Up. In the spring of 2020, I worked as a news reporter at the University Daily Kansan, the student publication of the University of Kansas, covering Student Senate. Currently, I am working for the University of Kansas Department of Chemistry on the organization's website and social media. 


I aim for my journalism to change the world around me. Every tear shed, every revision made and every interview completed has been so worth it. 


This website is a compilation of my best work in student journalism to date. Enjoy.


During my second semester at the University of Kansas, I delved into data journalism for the first time. In my four months of research of hookups on college campuses nationwide, I found that the prevalence of hookups depends on how a hookup is defined. I displayed my findings in the data visualization above. Click here to watch my tutorial on how I made this infographic. 

Recent Work 

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