I believe in the power of a well-told story.
I'm the managing editor at Google Play Newsstand, where our team curates compelling and newsworthy articles to enhance the experience of our mobile app users. I spend my days thinking about push notifications, topic-based article collections, and other mobile storytelling techniques.
I also organize the Online News Association's Boston group, which hosts networking events and panels for Boston-area digital media professionals.
Previously, I reported for The Boston Globe, where I analyzed, visualized, and told narratives around data. I examined the state lottery funding formula, totaled bicycle fatalities, and highlighted Boston's growing young adult demographic, among other stories.
I also worked as a local news digital producer for the Globe's sister website Boston.com. My team grew our network of local news websites, developed a public transportation vertical, and produced several week-long, data-driven special projects.
I was at Boston.com on the day two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line and participated in the news website's live coverage of the blasts and their aftermath. The Globe and Boston.com's coverage of the bombings ultimately won a Pulitzer Prize and an Online Journalism Award.
Before that, I was an online reporter for the Erie Times-News and GoErie.com, where I covered crime and breaking news, managed the organization’s social media accounts, and trained the reporting staff on digital journalism methods and tools.
I have been published on ABCnews.com, in the Huffington Post, on KPCC.org, on KCET.org, and in Neon Tommy, the Annenberg School’s online publication. In the fall of 2009, I participated in Neon Tommy’s award-winning investigation into swine flu deaths in Los Angeles County.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in English from Boston College and a Master’s degree in online journalism from the University of Southern California.
Beyond journalism, I enjoy cold brew coffee, walking commutes, and frequent visits to my home state of Maine.