Monroe Trombly

Cincinnati, OH


Bachelor of Science, Environmental Studies
Certificate, Journalism
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio             AUGUST 2013 - APRIL 2017                

• Coursework: “Clean-Coal” Technology, Renewable Energies, Electric Battery Technology, Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Chemistry I &II, Environmental Journalism, Media Law & Ethics, Magazine Writing, Reporting & Editing, Communications, Photojournalism.

• GPA: 3.4/4.0


Breaking News Reporter                                                                                                                           The Mansfield News Journal, Mansfield, Ohio                 NOVEMBER 2018 - Present
Politics and Breaking News Temporary Reporter / Newsroom Intern                                            The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio      JUNE 2017 - APRIL 2018

  • Assisted in production of 2018’s Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting, ‘Seven Days of Heroin: This is What an Epidemic Looks Like,’ which offered a glimpse into the devastating effects of heroin and opioids in the Greater Cincinnati area.

  • Profiled James Kolenich, a lawyer who is representing organizers of the Charlottesville’s “Unite the Right” rally in federal court.

  • Provided content and coverage of Cincinnati’s fall 2017 mayoral and city council elections.

  • Broke news of self-proclaimed leader of the “alt-right” and white nationalist Richard Spencer's impending yet failed visit to the University of Cincinnati.

  • Wrote extensively on pedestrian safety, neighborhood issues and provided arts and entertainment coverage when needed.

  • Editorial Intern                                          JANUARY 2017 – MAY 2017                                     CityBeat – News & Entertainment Weekly, Cincinnati Ohio 

    • Produced weekly staff picks and provided recommendations of what to do in and around Cincinnati during the weekend in relation to music, theater, art and culture.

    • Copy-edited, fact-checked articles to verify accuracy of claims.

    • Pitched story ideas for new content based on the particular theme of        weekly publication.

       Assisted in production of ground-breaking investigative work which exposed          the breadth of nepotism in Hamilton County Clerk of Courts and Prosecutor’s office.

    Communications Intern                            SEPTEMBER 2016 – MAY 2017                       Sierra Club Miami Group/Ohio Chapter, Cincinnati, Ohio

    • Updated content on social media platforms.

    • Circulated campaign literature and press releases from the national desk of               Sierra Club to promote engagement and recruitment of new members.


      Cook/Closing Manager          AUGUST 2014 - AUGUST 2017 / MAY 2018 - NOVEMBER                      Dewey’s Pizza (Kenwood), Cincinnati, Ohio

      • Trained new employees on various stations related to producing pizzas.
      • Managed employees and delegated tasks during closing of store.
      • Skilled in the topping, tossing of pizzas, cooking, preparation of salads, all      in a timely, aesthetically conscious, expedient manner to achieve time goals.

      Staff Reporter                                        AUGUST 2013 – MAY 2017                                                     The News Record, The University of Cincinnati Student Newspaper

      • Composed and produced work for the Arts & Entertainment department.

      • Interviewed bands/music promoters; composed Q&An sessions.

      Assistant Chef                                JANUARY 2010 - AUGUST 2014                                                 Fresh Table LLC, Cincinnati Ohio

      • Assisted chefs in prep, catering orders, and social media.
      • Fulfilled customers’ order in a deli-style, a la carte, lunch/dinner counter setting with     over 50 dishes to maintain and present at once.
      • Maintained work areas and equipment in a clean, orderly fashion.


      • Advanced in Presto, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, & Excel, Mailchimp and        WordPress. 


      • Very basic German & Chinese.


      Volunteer                                                        SEPTEMBER 2016 - AUGUST 2017                                         DewMore Non-Profit, Cincinnati OH                 

      • Supported local communities of Cincinnati through volunteer work and fundraising for various community based causes.

      • Giving back to the community in the form of pro-bono efforts for local churches. 

      Sierra Club Educational Fellowship Award                           SEPTEMBER 2016                                    Sierra Club Miami Group/Ohio Chapter, Cincinnati OH

      Harvest Day Volunteer                                          SEPTEMBER 2016 – DECEMBER 2016                     Our Harvest, Cincinnati, OH

      • Worker-owned cooperative that creates access to healthy, local food in a way that honors land and labor.

      • Harvest Day brings food access to places people are already gathering naturally, such as their faith community and school.

      • Setting up of weekly Harvest Day distribution sites for deliver/pick-up.
      • Assisted with orders, taking payments, making sure orders were complete at the time    of pick-up, and promoted the Produce Perks program to eligible consumers who          received SNAP benefits.