National Journal, Washington, D.C.

Hotline Staff Correspondent (Feb. 2016 – present)

  • Report on and analyze governors and statehouse politics and policy
  • Edit daily morning election news tipsheet
  • Produce weekly podcast on presidential election

Hotline Digital Editor (May 2014 – present)

  • Edit, fact check, publish and redesign daily, pay-walled elections tipsheets, often on tight deadlines
  • Write articles for online and print magazine on elections and international affairs on weekly deadlines
  • Produce weekly podcast on presidential election
  • Coordinate editorial, web development and business teams to design, publish and maintain long-term projects

aois21 publishing, Mt. Vernon, Va.

Chief of Audio Production (April 2017-present)

The Eagle, American University, Washington, D.C.

Advisory Board Member (April 2015-present)

  • Chairman: March 2016-present

Editor-in-Chief (April 2012 – June 2013)

  • Managed 20 or more editors and reporters to produce student newspaper (weekly circulation: 5,000) and website, TheEagleOnline.com (unique page views per week: 8,000)
  • Guided organization through major financial and governance restructure and termination of the weekly print product
  • Supported and advised staff during legal, ethical and professional challenges
  • Supervised layout and production of 23 16- to 20-page weekly print editions
  • Oversaw editorial board meetings and coordinated coverage between different sections and departments
  • Regularly updated website and social media with content from staff and contributing writers
  • Met with University administration, student leaders, alumni, prospective students, local officials and activists to field criticism, recruit staff, promote partnerships and find story ideas

Student Life Editor (April 2011 – April 2012)

  • Managed 5 to 7 reporters and edited 20-30 writers’ drafts per week
  • Collaborated with photo and design staff to create comprehensive news packages
  • Contributed to weekly staff editorials
  • Investigated and reported on students’ activities and on-campus events, approx. 500 words apiece
  • Wrote reviews of local D.C. theatre, approx. 500 words

Student Government Beat Reporter (January – April 2011)

  • Wrote and pitched breaking news and in-depth stories on a weekly basis on the internal functioning of American University Student Government, including the Senate, presidential cabinet, elections, budget negotiations, etc., about 500 words apiece

Contributing Writer (August 2010-January 2011, December 2013-May 2014)

  • Contributed reporting and content to the news and arts and entertainment sections, approx. 500 words

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

Metro Desk Intern (January – May 2014)

  • Wrote articles for the print and online edition for the local politics, obituary, crime and education desks

Player Progression Academy, Washington Metro Area

Freelance Photographer (April – May 2014)

LinkTV’s Latin Pulse/Pulso Latino, American University School of Communication, Washington, D.C.

Reporter (November 2012 – February 2014)

  • Wrote, edited and/or recorded 12 audio segments on weekly deadlines on Latin American politics and economics
  • Covered events with heads of state, ambassadors and presidential candidates

IFSA-Butler, Heredia, Costa Rica

Blogger (July – November 2013)

  • Post regularly about experiences as a student studying abroad at Universidad Nacional
  • Use text and photos to tell compelling stories and illustrate life in Costa Rica

PBS MediaShift, Washington, D.C. / northern New Jersey / western Massachusetts / Heredia, Costa Rica

Editorial Intern (May – September 2013)

  • Wrote datelined reports and blog items on the latest digital innovations and best practices in the media industry
  • Edited the daily newsletter and social media posts
  • Compiled and produced content from partners

Podcasting Intern (June – September 2013)

  • Pitched ideas for the weekly rundown
  • Wrote promotions for Twitter, Facebook and Google+
  • Facilitated conversation between panelists live during the podcast behind the scenes by pitching new angles and counterpoints
  • Redesigned show notes; compiled research (relevant stories, primary source material, etc.) on the topics for the audience and for the panel
  • Monitored and curated audience engagement before and during the podcast
  • Produced the podcast’s broadcast on the MediaShift website, Google+, YouTube and Soundcloud

Career Center, American University, Washington, D.C.

Blogger (June 2011 – August 2013)

USA Today, McLean, Va.

Online Production Intern (June – August 2012)

  • Wrote syndicated blog posts on the latest news in the technology industry, often due within hours of assignment, including the site’s most popular weekend features, “Top 5 stories in Tech”
  • Updated USA Today Tech’s home page and Twitter with content from staff, AP and partners
  • Produced stories from staff, AP and partners on NewsGate for usatoday.com, including picking and editing photos as well as writing headlines and captions
  • Presented online traffic reports and story rundowns from USA Today Tech at morning news meetings with the editor-in-chief and section heads

Independent Consultant (July 2012)

  • Provided advice on a new project through USA TODAY College
  • Gave insight on the editorial policies and financial realities of college newsrooms

Associated Press, Calvert County, Md.

Stringer (April 2012)

  • Reported primary election results from Calvert County, Md. to the Mid-Atlantic Bureau

New Voices, Washington, D.C.

D.C. Bureau Chief (August 2011 – July 2012)

  • Pitched and wrote stories on Jewish campus news in Washington, D.C., 500 to 900 words apiece with original photography, for student-run publication (NewVoices.org, unique page views a month: 12,000)
  • Reported on the national presidential election with weekly blog posts, about 300-500 words apiece
  • Co-wrote articles with national scope by contributing original reporting from Washington, D.C.

Associate Editor (November 2011 – March 2012)

  • Edited copy for grammar, style and content
  • Contributed research and content to weekly staff editorials

TIME Magazine, Washington, D.C.

Reporting and Research Intern (June – August 2011)

  • Collected information for print and online content, using in-person interviews with U.S. senators; phone interviews with officials in universities, NGOs, and federal, state and local governments; and online research
  • Assembled and analyzed data from state budgets, national polls, etc. for reporters in the bureau
  • Published articles on TIME.com about international affairs, politics, music, technology and more
  • Wrote copy for the print publication’s Nation page on domestic news

Scholarships for Burma, Washington, D.C.

Social Media Intern (March 2011 – January 2012)

  • Designed and updated social media of student-run fundraising campaign
  • Managed Twitter and Facebook accounts to spread message of fundraising campaign
  • Coordinated with campaign director and communications director to unify the project’s message

Barnert Temple, Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Administrative Assistant (September 2008 – May 2010)

  • Fulfilled front office duties, including managing ingoing, outgoing, and interoffice telephone calls
  • Processed outbound mail to students, parents, and faculty
  • Monitored faculty compliance with school regulations
  • Served as ambassador and tour guide to visitors to school

Wyckoff Recreation Camp, Wyckoff, N.J.

Counselor (June 2008 – August 2009)

SKILLS

Online Publishing Platforms

  • WordPress
  • Expression Engine
  • NewsGate
  • Community Manager
  • Blogger
  • Omniture
  • Google Docs
  • Google Analytics
  • Google+
  • SoundCloud
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Tumblr

Computer Software

  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • iMovie
  • GarageBand
  • SPSS
  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Windows
  • Mac

Language: Proficient in conversational Spanish (written and oral)

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