PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Google Play Newsstand, Cambridge, Mass.
Managing Editor, December 2016-Present
• Oversees editorial team's projects and daily workflows; manages two associate editors
• Collaborates with product and engineering teams to launch new app features and internal tools
• Manages editorial production of push notifications; alerts have scaled significantly in volume, frequency, and country reach during 2017
• Spearheads collaboration process between top US publisher partners and the Newsstand editorial team; process increases reach of partner's storytelling within the app and via Newsstand's social channels
• Expands catalog of editorially curated topic collections, creating custom presentations for major events and ongoing storylines; established framework for topic quality assurance

Google Play Newsstand via The Adecco Group, Cambridge, Mass.
Associate Editor, January 2016-December 2016
• Curated high-quality, relevant articles for US and UK users of Google Play Newsstand through push notifications, featured articles, and topic-based article collections
• Managed a team of assistant editors across the world who work in four different languages
• Coordinated 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


JOURNALISM INSTRUCTION & GUEST LECTURING

New England First Amendment Institute: basic Excel

New England Society of News Editors Data Workshop: basic data visualization

Boston University, Storytelling with Data: Scraping tools for data storytelling, basic data visualization, visualizing data on timelines, advanced Excel

Boston College, Magazine Writing: online breaking news

Emerson College, Beat Reporting: online journalism career paths


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 & DISTINCTIONS

  • Part of 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting winning team
  • Part of 2013 Online Journalism Award for Breaking News winning team
  • Part of 2013 EPPY Award for Best News or Event Feature winning team
  • 2013 EPPY Award finalist for Best Investigative/Enterprise Feature
  • 2013 Pennsylvania News Media Association Professional Keystone Award, first place in Online Special Project category
  • 2010 LA Press Club Award, second place in Online News Story, Feature, Series, or Package 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