Resume

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EDUCATION

Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Arts Journalism
Minors: English, Spanish
Graduated cum laude December 2017
GPA: 3.52

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

Mother Jones / San Francisco, CA

Online Editorial Fellow, December 2017 – present

  • Pitch and write multimedia articles and blog posts for website of national news magazine
  • Develop original ideas for content including print sidebars and online stories
  • Fact-check longform articles and columns, drawing on extensive research and primary sources
  • Stage online content as part of small digital team

The Boston Globe / Boston, MA

Metro Correspondent, April – December 2017

  • Covered breaking news and local events for city section of one of the nation’s leading daily newspapers
  • Pitched and wrote stories based on breaking reports from Twitter, police scanner, and local broadcast outlets
  • Used public records and social media for research
  • Fielded tips and feedback from the public as a main point of contact between the Globe and its readers

Boston Magazine / Boston, MA

Digital Correspondent, September – December 2017

  • Pitched and wrote stories for multiple sections of magazine website with eye toward SEO and digital audience
  • Produced online content including news hits, event calendars, and multimedia projects

The Dorchester Reporter / Boston, MA

Correspondent, May – August 2017

  • Covered variety of news, from community initiatives to political developments, for robust weekly neighborhood paper
  • Reported on local environmental issues including water quality, invasive plants, and human-nature interaction
  • Wrote multiple front-page stories, including two 1,700-word features
  • Pitched articles based on public records and academic research

The Huntington News / Boston, MA

Opinions Editor, September 2016 – May 2017

  • Managed editorial columnists, political columnists, and cartoonists
  • Solicited diverse op-eds and letters to the editor
  • Wrote editorial representing weekly hyperlocal newspaper and collaboratively edited stories before publication
  • Designed print layout using Adobe InDesign and published media online using WordPress

Managing Editor, April 2015 – June 2016

  • Edited all stories and approved final tabloids before publication and oversaw editorial functions
  • Spearheaded recruitment and training efforts for reporters, photographers, and editors
  • Facilitated fundraising and editorial growth for Northeastern University’s independent student newspaper
  • Grew paper’s social media presence by recruiting and training social media managers for Facebook and Twitter and starting a weekly email newsletter

City Editor, August 2014 – April 2015

  • Led team of reporters covering Boston-area news from a local, student-based perspective
  • Pitched, wrote, and edited articles as the city section’s sole editor
  • Facilitated positive interactions between Northeastern students and longtime Bostonians

News Correspondent, May – August 2014

  • Researched, conducted interviews, and wrote independently for campus and city sections

Woodlands Online / The Woodlands, TX

Correspondent, May – August 2014

  • Wrote local news and feature articles for digital outlet reaching over 6 million monthly viewers
  • Researched, conducted interviews, and pitched stories independently
  • Authored multimedia travel blog on experiences in Spain during a one-month study abroad program
  • Worked with other interns to raise funds for Montgomery County Emergency Assistance

PUBLISHING EXPERIENCE

Freelance / Boston, MA

Editor and Web Designer

  • Edited chapters of two nonfiction books on Middle Eastern affairs for Washington-based journalist
  • Designed two websites using HTML, CSS, and Bootstrap

National Geographic Learning / Boston, MA

Digital Product Management Intern, January – June 2016

  • Edited online workbooks and classroom presentation tools for an international academic publisher
  • Implemented audio and video and developed digital assets for ELT educational materials

Editorial Assistant, August – November 2015

  • Proofread first- and second-pass pages for basic and higher levels of ELT textbooks and teacher’s guides
  • Performed developmental editing for “Grammar in Context” and “Reading For Today” series
  • Promoted for consistent interest in and dedication to accessibility of educational materials

Editorial Intern, January — June 2015

  • Proofread manuscripts, audio scripts and print pages
  • Developed online workbooks and related digital content using an HTML editor and Adobe InDesign
  • Conducted photo and video research for adult and middle school textbook series
  • Created original material for classroom aid such as scope and sequences, answer keys, and vocabulary lists

Spectrum Literary Arts Magazine / Boston, MA

Layout and Design Editor, April 2014 – April 2015

  • Created annual calendar and biannual magazine using Northeastern University student-submitted work using Adobe InDesign
  • Critiqued and selected writing and art pieces for magazine and calendar with executive board and staff

GrubStreet / Boston, MA

Programming Intern, August 2014 – January 2015

  • Facilitated creative writing programs, including Lit Up and Muse and the Marketplace conference
  • Edited and processed entries to various sections of GrubStreet’s website

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

Jumpstart / Boston, MA

Early Literacy Educator, September 2013 – April 2014

  • Conducted evidence-based, early intervention pilot program with family childcare providers to ensure school readiness and literacy skills for low-income preschool children at Project Hope in Dorchester, MA
  • Served as a Corps Member on a six-person team that led bi-weekly preschool sessions to implement early childhood curriculum, support family involvement, and promote quality adult-child interactions

Boni’s Dance and Performing Arts Studio / The Woodlands, TX

Assistant Dance Instructor, August 2010 – June 2013

  • Managed and instructed students ages 2-11 in skills from basic motor development to intermediate-level dance, esp. ballet and tap
  • Led specialized summer classes in ballet, jazz, Zumba, pom, baton, and self-defense

QUALIFYING SKILLS

AP Style, Chicago Style, MLA Style, Adobe InDesign, WordPress, HTML and CSS, SEO

CONFERENCES AND HACKATHONS

ONA17, Nieman Foundation Georges Conference, Urban Tensions, MisinfoCon, Codex, Hacking Journalism

HONORS AND AWARDS

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
Civic Engagement Program Above and Beyond (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Dean’s List (Spring 2014, Fall 2016)
Northeastern National Merit Scholar

 

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