Mary Mathis

human, then photographer.


USA Today

summer 2017 photo and podcast intern

Fools Magazine

(currently) Founder, past Editor-in-Chief, and current photo editor.

The Daily Iowan Newspaper 

December 2015 - September 2016 assistant photo editor, photojournalist

The Cedar Rapids Gazette

(current) Freelance photographer

Morocco: Round Earth Media 

Spring 2017 - Summer 2017 photographer, writer


  • Adobe Programs: Lightroom, Photo-mechanic, Photoshop, Premiere, Audition, After Effects
  • Arabic speaking skills (MSA, intermediate)
  • Experience in managing clients, branding, and social marketing


The New York Times

Cosmopolitan Magazine

USA Today

Outside Magazine

BBC: Public Radio International

The Des Moines Register

The Daily Iowan

Fools Magazine


University of Iowa 2014 - 2018

journalism and photography

3.6 GPA


  • Fulbright Berlin Capital Program 2016 one of thirteen journalists accepted to an intensive journalism conference in Berlin and Hamburg, Germany focusing on media use abroad, sociocultural and political issues.
  • Lawrence Fairall Scholarship 2018
  • Iowa Newspaper Foundation 1st Place Award: Best Series 2017
  • Jess Gorkin Magazine Scholarship 2017
  • Mountain Workshops 2016
  • President's Leadership Class Fall 2015
  • Deans List University of Iowa 2016, 2017, 2018

References available upon request.

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