Haley A. Hodges


Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – Des Moines, Iowa – Communications Intern

MAY 2017-JAN 2018

  • Work in the office of a conservation non-profit protecting and restoring Iowa’s land, water and wildlife
  • Responsible for writing blog posts, creating web pages, managing social media sites, coordinating the Hagie Heritage Award nomination process and other office tasks

Drake Political Review – Des Moines, Iowa – Editor


  • Work with and direct five writers on their articles for Drake University’s political magazine
  • Edit pieces for deadlines throughout the semester
  • Work collaboratively with a staff of four other editors to create the final publication

The Times-Delphic – Des Moines, Iowa – Staff Writer and Photographer


  • Routinely contributed stories and photos during the 2015-2016 school year
  • Staff writer for the Features section for the 2016-2017 school year
  • Bi-weekly reporter for the Humans of Drake column

CBS News – Des Moines, Iowa – Runner

NOV 2015

  • Worked with CBS News during the second Democratic Presidential Debate assisting the production team behind the scenes leading up to and during the broadcast

Left Hand Valley Courier – Niwot, Colorado – Facebook Reporter and Photographer

MAY 2013 – AUG 2015

  • Regular photographer for local events
  • Ran The Left Hand Valley Courier’s Facebook page by posting photos, announcements and news
  • Sporadically wrote photo captions, gathered content for stories and wrote articles

Other Relevant Experience

Niwot High School Yearbook – Niwot, Colorado – Editor-in-Chief

AUG 2012 – MAY 2015

  • Started as a writer and photographer for the 2012-2013 school year, became an editor for the 2013-2014 school year and the editor-in-chief for the 2014-2015 school year as leader of a twenty-person staff
  • Experience in all fields including writing, photography, interviewing, photo editing, copy editing, distribution and social media

Skills Summary

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Comfortable using Adobe Creative Cloud programs
  • Creative writing
  • Magazine and news style writing
  • Textual editing
  • Photography
  • Knowledge of AP and MLA styles
  • Web design


Drake University – Des Moines, Iowa

AUG 2015 – MAY 2019

  • Pursuing dual degrees in News and Writing with a current 3.7 GPA
  • Enrolled in the honors program

Niwot High School – Niwot, Colorado

AUG 2011 – MAY 2015

  • Graduated with a 3.9 unweighted GPA
  • Attained the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma