University of California, Berkeley—College of Letters & Science
B.A. English (with Honors) & B.A. Political Science Class of 2011
The Atlantic Wire | New York, N.Y.
Atlantic Media Fellow July 2012—present
•Write around five posts per day, mostly about books, music, and science
•Carry out original reporting and research for long-term features
•Moderate comments and curate Comment of the Day items
•Promote Atlantic Wire content and engage with news cycle on social media
NPR | Washington, D.C.
Digital Media Intern / Freelance Blogger January 2012— May 2012
•Handled web production for NPR Books stories
•Wrote about music and film for NPR’s pop culture blog, Monkey See
•Collaborated with editors, producers, and reporters to coordinate coverage
•Field reported, edited, and produced an animated audio story on hacktivists for Intern Edition
The San Francisco Chronicle | San Francisco, C.A.
Features Writer Intern / Freelancer February 2011—December 2011
•Wrote enterprise features, profiles, reviews, Q&As, and breaking news
•Covered arts beats such as music, literature, visual art, comedy, and film
•Cultivated sources, led interviews, and interacted with local community
•Pitched and fielded assignments, juggling many stories on tight deadlines
The Daily Californian | Berkeley, C.A.
Arts & Entertainment Editor January 2008—February 2011
•Directed production of a daily arts section, adhering to strict deadlines
•Hired, trained, and edited a staff of 20 writers
•Collaborated with all departments of the newsroom
•Wrote reviews and profiles; produced videos, podcasts, and slideshows
•Spearheaded Facebook and Twitter campaigns to promote online visibility
Center for American Progress | Washington, D.C.
Online Communications Intern (Editorial dept.) June 2010—August 2010
•Authored a 12-page report on LGBT youth homelessness, self-directing research and consulting with CAP’s Director of LGBT Research
•Wrote news items, articles on sustainability, daily blog posts, and copyedited CAP reports
•Produced multimedia on CAP policy positions
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
•Over four years of experience as a reporter, editor, and multimedia producer for web, print, and radio
•Proficiency with Adobe suite, Final Cut, DAWs like Logic and Audacity, CMS platforms like Django and WordPress, Nexis, Microsoft Office suite
•Familiarity with SEO standards; proven ability to boost web traffic
•Knowledge of how to effectively and creatively engage with audiences through social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr