Education

    Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

    May 2014

    Master of Science in Journalism, Concentration in Multimedia Production

  • Coursework in news and magazine writing and beat reporting.
  • Wrote 6,500-word master’s project about college students suffering from depression in the second least optimistic U.S. city.
  • Interactive Design Workshop

  • Coded, designed and presented a multimedia story package and interactive website.
  • Presented user-experience research and design analysis of large-scale news site.
  • Binghamton University, State University of New York

    Aug. 2012

    Bachelor of Arts in English, Concentration in Rhetoric

  • Coursework in reporting, news editing, creative writing and mathematics.
  • Graduated in three years.
  • Journalism Experience

    StoryCorps

    January — present

    Production Assistant

  • Edit interviews — ranging between 40 minutes and 2 hours long — into two or three-minute segments using Pro Tools for potential broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition.
  • Research & pitch stories often with a focus on specific date pegs and diversity goals.
  • Book and facilitate interviews, and travel with producers on recording trips.
  • Produce segments for broadcast.
  • Introduced and implemented project manager app Trello within the production department in order to track the stages of a story from pitch to broadcast.
  • Factcheck the broadcast segment on a biweekly basis by verifying every fact in the introduction, transcript and web post for the story.
  • Manage summer volunteer.
  • ProPublica

    June 2015 — January 2016

    Design Fellow

  • Design mobile-first, longform, investigative stories built with Jekyll and Grunt.
  • Pitched and produced ambient audio and assisted in design for Baltimore uprising photo essay.
  • Wrangle with a stubborn content management system to style and position graphics and charts.
  • Web produce, copyedit, select photos and occasionally illustrate for daily news stories.
  • Design and hand-code lead story sections and banners for ProPublica’s homepage.
  • Participate in user-experience testing of website and news apps.
  • National Public Radio

    Jan. — May 2015

    Production and Digital News Intern, Politics Desk

  • Edited and produced segments for stories broadcast on NPR programs.
  • Researched, pitched, wrote and created social media content for the politics blog.
  • Covered events, conducted tape syncs, transcribed interviews and contacted sources.
  • Received training in coding and development from NPR’s Visuals Team.
  • StoryCorps

    June — Dec. 2014

    Production Intern

  • Edited 40-minute interviews into two-minute segments using Pro Tools on deadline weekly for potential broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition.
  • Conducted localilized research and pitched story ideas during weekly production meetings.
  • Booked and pre-interviewed participants, and facilitated several New York interviews.
  • Skills

  • Web: Interactive, responsive design, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Sass, Jekyll, Git and Google Charts.
  • Multimedia: Audio and video production, Pro Tools, Sketch, Adobe Audition, Photoshop and Premiere.
  • Languages: Fluent in Spanish.
  • References

    *available upon request

  • David Sleight, Design Director, ProPublica
  • Josh Keller, Graphics Editor, New York Times
  • Michael Garofalo, Executive Producer, StoryCorps