Alyssa Keown

(330) 257 2859

NPPA Member


Bachelor of Science, Journalism

Kent State University, Kent, OH — College of Communication and Information

August 2014-December 2017

  • Recipient of the Wallace J. Hagedorn Scholarship for Photojournalism 
  • Participant in the 2016 and 2017 Mountain Workshops for Photojournalism
  • Fall 2017 Treasurer of "Focal Point" photography club
  • Traveled abroad to Poland, Taiwan and Ghana
  • 2018 Northern Short Course Attendee

Professional Experience:  

Student Staff Photographer: Kent State University Communications & Marketing

August 2017-December 2017

  • Photographed sports and on campus events
  • Assisted full time photographers 

Media Intern: Akron Community Foundation

May 2017-August 2017

  • Photography, video and feature writing for their blog
  • Acquired video editing skills using Adobe Premiere
  • Continuing to freelance for the nonprofit 

Photographer: The Kent Stater/Kent Wired

Kent State University

January 2015-May 2017 

  • Demonstrated proper AP Style captions and submitted work on strict deadlines
  • Contributed visual story ideas
  • Promotion from photo stringer to the full time photographer
  • Spring 2017 recipient of the Carl and Ann Schierhorn newsroom bonus

Security Guard: Akron Art Museum

Akron, OH

December 2015-current

  • Working to create a safe space for the community to “live creative”
  • Networking with local artists
  • Learning about curatorial operations
  • Demonstrating knowledge of artwork on view