Thomson Reuters | Digital Producer | July 2011-Present
Write the Career Tracker column. Write headlines, insert photos, SEO, metadata, insert multimedia and write some HTML. Founded and manage Facebook and Twitter accounts for @ReutersLegal.
MTV Iggy | Music Writer | December 2013-Present
Write posts and listicles about international music and pop culture.
The Gaggle | Writer | January 2011-Present
Write guest posts revolving around music and modern relationships.
The Next Great Generation | Multimedia Editor, blogger | June 2010-April 2012
Overseeing the staff of videographers as well as video editing and embedding on the fast-growing start-up website. As a blogger, writing about dating and relationships in the new millennium as well as music and the arts.
The Daily Gazette, Schenectady, N.Y. | Reporter/Intern | Summer 2010/Summer 2009
Wrote and filed one to two stories daily for the second largest daily newspaper in New York’s Capital Region. Covered crime, education, breaking news, culture, business, arts and police/fire. Wrote 1,000-2,000 word features, 500-800 word news stories, profiles, op/ed, analysis, news briefs and reviews. Promoted to reporter after completion of the internship and worked as a freelancer during senior year (September 2009-May 2010). Also took photos.
The Spectrum, Buffalo, N.Y. | News Editor | May 2009-May 2010
Oversaw a staff of 10-15 writers for the University at Buffalo’s independent student-run newspaper. Laid out the news section in Adobe InDesign as well as line editing and copy editing. Also wrote investigative news stories about campus bureaucracy and pressing issues facing students. Wrote features, breaking news, reviews, op/ed and profiles usually between 800 and 1,500 words.
Generation Magazine, Buffalo, N.Y. | Assistant Features Editor | August 2006-May 2009
Edited and oversaw a staff of 10 feature writers for the University at Buffalo’s independent student-run magazine. Generation is the largest circulating student-run magazine on the East Coast. Prepared stories for publication, copy edited and laid them out using Quark. Wrote 2,000 to 3,000 word feature stories about music, Internet business, health, science, culture and academia.
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, N.Y.
M.S. in journalism—magazine concentration, with honors | May 2011
Scooped the Daily News three times while writing for The Bronx Ink. Published master’s project on the blossoming rock music scene in The Bronx in the NY Press. Coursework includes reporting and writing, editing, multimedia, SEO, criticism and reviews, magazine features and photography. Society of Professional Journalists Board Member as well as Deadline Club and Professional Groups Liaison.
University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, N.Y.
B.A. in English and history—Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa | May 2010
Concentration in Shakespeare and Early Modern England, also tutored Burmese refugee children in the English language through Journey’s End Refugee Services (September 2008-May 2010). Honors thesis linking the tropes in Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies to the early modern political arena.
Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Bridge, Final Cut Pro, WordPress, photojournalism and SLR cameras, audio, video, French (intermediate reading, writing, speaking), Social networking applications including Twitter, FourSquare, Facebook and Reddit, SEO, HTML, various CMS.