Resume

EMPLOYMENT

DIGITAL EDITOR, USA TODAY
McLean, VA | March 2016— Present

  • Manage the home page and news section of usatoday.com, as well as the mobile and tablet apps
  • Promote articles, videos and other content on USA TODAY’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr
  • Report breaking news and occasional feature stories

BREAKING NEWS REPORTER, THE ASBURY PARK PRESS
Neptune, NJ | Dec 2014— Feb 2016

PULLIAM FELLOW, THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR
Indianapolis, IN | June 2014— Nov 2014

  • Reported general assignments for the metro desk, as well as business and community features
  • Live-tweeted and recorded videos during breaking news
  • Best stories included a murder-suicide, an Indiana teen’s fatal plane crash in Samoa and a feature on ridesharing services

CORRESPONDENT, GANNETT NJ
Somerville, NJ  |  Nov 2012— Dec 2014

  • Wrote “caring community” features and trend stories regarding Central New Jersey
  • Assisted with reporting on breaking news stories
  • Previously worked as a summer 2012 intern for the Home News Tribune, covering the Dharun Ravi proceedings, breaking news, local businesses and other topics

INTERN, NEW ENGLAND CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

Boston, MA   |  Sept 2013— Nov 2013

  • Assisted with and research investigative stories in New England, most recently prostitution-related arrests
  • Pulled data from records around New England to help build the website’s database section

RECRUITMENT CHAIR, BACK BAY PUBLISHING Board of Directors
Boston, MA  |  May 2013— March 2014

  • Oversaw recruitment for The Daily Free Press staff, including administrative hires and interviews
  • Attended weekly board meetings and consult the present editor-in-chief on daily production

BREAKING NEWS/ONLINE INTERN, USA TODAY
McLean, VA  |  May 2013—August 2013

  • Wrote breaking news stories and features for the web and print, and live-tweeted news events
  • Wrote features for the Korean War special and the March on Washington anniversary special
  • Helped produce online content and manage the news front of the USA TODAY website, using the company’s beta CMS

INNOVATION INTERN, THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
Boston, MA  |  Jan 2013 — May 2013

  • Wrote stories for the Innovation section, ranging from mobile news to crowd-funding and social media
  • Managed the Innovation section of the website and oversaw wires, using the Monitor’s custom CMS

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, THE DAILY FREE PRESS
Boston, MA  |  April 2012— Dec 2012

  • Oversaw daily production of the independent student newspaper, approving the budget, editing stories and finishing final layout
  • Oversaw the implementation of the new online section and its integration with other sections, as led by the online editor
  • Previously served as spring 2012 campus editor and fall 2011 campus associate, writing dozens of top stories and features

CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, THE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS REVIEW
Boston, MA  |  May 2011—April 2012

  • Planned and led the redesign of the magazine, starting my work as layout editor on the spring 2011 issue
  • Oversaw staff hires, marketing and editing for submissions and laid out the majority of the magazine each issue
  • Launched the IR Review blog and helped plan its early stages under its first blog editor

EDITORIAL INTERN, SANDOW MEDIA
New York, NY  |  May 2011—August 2011

  • Wrote briefs and articles about industry news for Gifts & Decorative Accessories magazine and website
  • Compiled and wrote weekly newsletter, “Product Wire,” about the latest items available to retailers
  • Helped manage the trade show calendar and other updates for GDA and Home Textiles Today magazine using the company’s content-management system.

EDUCATION

  • Boston University, Boston, MA — B.S. in Journalism, Minor in American Studies, 2014

AWARDS

  • Recipient of the 2014 “Rookie of the Year” award from the New Jersey Press Association
  • Recipient of the Stern-Spector Prize from Boston University’s College of Communication for merit in journalism
  • Finalist in the New Jersey Press Foundation’s Summer 2012 Internship Program, where I was placed at The Home News Tribune as a full-time, paid intern
  • Recipient of two awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association 2009 Workshop in New York

SKILLS

  • Fluent in Spanish; working knowledge of Italian
  • Proficient in basic PC and Macintosh machines; Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop
  • Proficient in various content-management systems, including WordPress, Merlin, EZ Publish, Presto and Newsgate (Gannett)
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