Resume

REPORTING EXPERIENCE
Reporter/Producer, Education
2014 – Present
PBS NewsHour – Washington
Produce education and general assignment guest segments on daily news and developing trends. Write blog posts and articles for the PBS NewsHour website. Manage content partnerships with education reporting outlets.

Education Reporter
2011 – 2014
KPBS – San Diego
Cover K-12 and higher education on radio, television and the web. Produce three daily stories and one feature weekly. Assist in general assignment breaking news coverage as necessary. Awards: 2012: First Place, Radio Beat Reporting – San Diego SPJ; Second Place, Radio Feature Series – San Diego SPJ; Special Citation Broadcast Feature Series – Education Writers Association.

Jacobs Fellow for Reporting Excellence
2010 – 2011
KPBS – San Diego
General assignment reporter focused on introducing new technology to the newsroom. Reporting has covered topics including the campaign to legalize marijuana in California, a project to house the city’s most vulnerable homeless population and the recession’s impact on San Diegans. Also responsible for training newsroom on Final Cut Pro and other technologies.

County Government Reporter
2010
The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette – Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Reported on topics including budget negotiations, allegations of mismanagement in the county treasurer’s office and local hospital performance. Produced up to three articles daily, which included in-depth explanatory pieces and weekend features.

Web Production and Reporting Fellow
2009 – 2010
Hearst Newspapers – New York
Reported and wrote articles and blog posts and produced multimedia features for award-winning national investigative project, Dead By Mistake. Assisted in website production and maintenance. Managed use of social media to grow and engage audience. Served as Web producer for Albany Times-Union coverage of former state senator’s corruption trial.

Freelance Writer
2008 – 2009
The Capitol and City Hall – New York
Reported on city and state politics and policy and local impacts of federal initiatives.

Contributing Writer
August 2007 – April 2008
Castro Courier – San Francisco
Reported and wrote news and feature stories for monthly community newspaper on topics including local businesses, community planning and area’s changing demographics.

EDUCATION

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
2009
New York, N.Y.
M.S. in journalism, digital media concentration; additional coursework in education reporting and radio documentary. Award: best education story. Honors: education reporting.

Wesleyan University
2002
Middletown, Conn.
B.A. in American studies, race and ethnicity concentration. Spanish immersion semester in Puebla, Mexico.

SKILLS

  • Attended Investigative Reporters and Editors Computer-Assisted Reporting Boot Camp, August 2010. Comfortable using Excel and Access to examine data sets.
  • Proficient in Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, Photoshop and Flash.
  • Comfortable obtaining documents and data through Freedom of Information Act requests.
  • Highly proficient in speaking and reading Spanish.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Marketing Manager, Marketing CoordinatorUSA Hostels, San Francisco
2005 – 2008
Membership Support Assistant Girl Scouts, San Diego
2003 – 2004
Office Assistant – League of Chicago Theatres, Chicago
2002 – 2003