PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Google Play Newsstand via The Adecco Group, Cambridge, Mass.
Associate Editor, January 2016-Present
• Curates high-quality, relevant articles for US and UK users of Google Play Newsstand through push notifications, featured articles, and topic-based article collections
• Manages a team of assistant editors across the world who work in four different languages
• Coordinates with editorial and software engineering teams to launch projects and app features
• Assisted in the planning and execution of editorial coverage of the 2016 US presidential election and Rio Olympics

The Boston Globe, Boston, Mass.
Data Reporter, March 2014-October 2015
• Reported data-driven narratives for online and print editions
• Worked with a small group of developers and editors to create large-scale multimedia projects
• Analyzed data for stories by Globe reporters and produced accompanying interactive visualizations and sidebar narratives
• Conceptualized and launched a multi-platform series about Boston's growing young adult population

Boston.com, Boston, Mass.
Digital Producer, January 2013-March 2014
• Produced Boston.com's local news and higher education sections and a network of 125 websites
• Created photo galleries, interactive visualizations, and supplementary online content to enhance coverage
• Participated in coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and their aftermath, which won a Pulitzer Prize and Online Journalism Award for breaking news coverage
• Worked on a team to create data-driven special projects about Massachusetts
• Contributed features and breaking news stories to The Boston Globe's Metro and Arts sections

Erie Times-News, Erie, Pa.
Online Reporter/Reporter II, October 2011-December 2012
• Reported breaking news and crime articles for online and print editions
• Produced a multimedia special report about Erie’s growing refugee population
• Created photo, video, interactive elements for multimedia stories
• Managed the newspaper’s social media presence, encouraging user engagement through Twitter discussions, online chats, and Instagram campaigns
•Trained the reporting staff to use Twitter, Wordpress, and online elements

Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellowship, Los Angeles, Calif.
Fellow, January 2011-August 2011
• Reported long-form article about influence of money and politics on the education reform movement in Los Angeles
• Collected data for and designed three interactive sidebar graphics
• Designed the layout of the project’s website

Intersections South LA, Los Angeles, Calif.
Managing Editor, August 2009-August 2011
• Produced multimedia stories about education and poverty in South Los Angeles
• Managed and edited reporting staff
• Recruited user generated content and conducted community outreach and website marketing
• Oversaw website re-design and planning for mobile version of website

ABC News International, London, United Kingdom
Digital News Intern, June 2010-July 2010
• Reported breaking news stories and travel features for ABC’s news website
• Edited and published stories written by foreign correspondents and gathered story pitches for network broadcasts

Neon Tommy, Los Angeles, Calif.
Senior Staff Reporter, August 2009-May 2010
• Covered the education beat and contributed to coverage of breaking news
• Participated in long-term special projects, including one that won a L.A. Press Club Award


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

New England First Amendment Institute
Instructor, Basic Excel, November 2014

Boston University: Data Storytelling
Guest lecturer, Scraping tools for data storytellers, November 2014

Boston University: Storytelling with Data Summer Workshop
Instructor, Advanced Excel, Visualizing data on timelines, July 2014

Instructor, Scraping tools for data storytelling, Basic data visualization, Visualizing data on timelines, June 2015

Boston College: Magazine Writing
Guest lecturer, Online breaking news, September 2013


EDUCATION

University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
M.A. Online Journalism, Class of 2011, GPA: 3.95

Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences
B.A. English, Class of 2009, GPA: 3.70, Graduated Cum Laude

Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France
Semester Abroad Spring 2008, French Language Skills


RELEVANT SKILLS

Mobile editing: Curation, push notifications, mobile analytics 

Computer-assisted reporting: Excel data analysis, QGIS data analysis, databases, interactive mapping, charts

Web production: Web analytics, HTML and CSS, Adobe Photoshop and Fireworks, AP Style

Multimedia reporting: Adobe Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, Avid Newscutter, Audacity, Audition 

Social reporting: Social media management, social media verification, social analytics, live blogging


AWARDS

• Pa. News Media Association Professional Keystone Award, First Place in Online Special Project category 
• Outstanding Online Journalism Student Award 
• Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellowship
• Annenberg Graduate Fellowship 
• Annenberg School Dean’s Scholarship 
• Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
• Golden Key Honor Society


MEMBERSHIPS

Online News Association, ONA Boston Co-organizer 

Journalism and Women Symposium