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Freelance Journalist: January 2012- present
New York-based freelance journalist covering news and features for various outlets. Cover mainly health and science stories for The Atlantic, The Paris Review, The TODAY Show, Engadget, Healthline and Everyday Health, among others.
*Chosen to be a judge for the 2017 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest in Washington, D.C.
*Spoke on the High Tech ’17 media panel at the Cornell Club in New York.
*Spoke at the PRSA-NY and Affect "Meet the Media: Healthcare & Tech" panel, Sept. '17.
*Spoke at a Weber Shandwick "Meet the Media" Q&A in New York, June '18.
CBS News: SciTech Editor-at-Large, New York, NY. September 2015-May 2017
Oversaw SciTech vertical for CBSNews.com. Reported on everything from Apple and Facebook to cybersecurity and Anonymous. Conducted interviews with high-profile sources like Buzz Aldrin, Bill Nye, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, medical researchers, and tech experts. Posted and edited stories as well as built photo and multimedia galleries using CBS’s CMS. Pitched long-form enterprise features and short web articles. Interviewed celebrities like Andy Roddick and Wendy Williams for CBS News Entertainment.
Fox News: Science and Technology Reporter/Editor, New York, NY. August 2014-September 2015
Edited and wrote content for FoxNews.com's SciTech vertical –– reported on science, technology, environmental, and military news. Regularly filled in for SciTech editor, which involved editing and producing articles by freelance and staff writers through Fox's CMS, as well as updating FoxNews.com's SciTech social media accounts.
Hancock Shaker Village: Public Relations Consultant March 2014-January 2017
Worked remotely from New York as a freelance Public Relations Consultant for living history museum in Massachusetts. Developed social media strategies to increase the museum's digital presence on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Organized an annual Instagram photo contest that generated a large increase in the number of followers for all of the museum's social media accounts. Launched social media promotion of Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, the museum's official annual start of the spring/summer season. Sent out press releases and fielded media requests for the museum's programs and exhibits.
The Berkshire Eagle: Reporter/Designer/Editor, Pittsfield, Mass. August 2012-August 2013
Covered local news and wrote enterprise features, produced video and audio reports, designed pages for daily paper and weekly arts supplement, and frequently served as Online Editor. Created headlines and website captions, and ran paper’s social media accounts on the weekends. Served as interim Features section editor and designer for four months. Interviewed Tony Shalhoub and Olympia Dukakis, among others.
Berkshire Actors Theatre: Press Agent and Assistant to the Artistic Director, Pittsfield, Mass.
February 2012-August 2013
Fielded media requests and wrote press releases. Organized social media promotion of Berkshire Actors Theatre and its Summer 2012 Season on Facebook and Twitter. Conducted on-camera promotional interview with Artistic Director highlighting Summer Season announcement. Edited video promo for season, and released it on Youtube.
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, May 2014
M.A., Journalism, with concentration in arts and culture.
Coursework included video, on-camera reporting, arts reporting, sociology, and anthropology. Graduate thesis was published by The Atlantic. Co-hosted a live, one-hour radio show for ArtsCultureBeat.com. Wrote script, interviewed singer-songwriter Jo Lawry live on-air, and answered listener calls.
Brown University, May 2011
A.B., double major in English and Literary Arts with honors.
Coursework included journalism, radio, and film. Features Editor for The Brown Daily Herald. Co-founded, produced, and reported for a live weekly talk show webcast that covered campus news and issues.
Social media and SEO. Basic video shooting (Canon C100 EOS Cinema camera and Canon DSLR camera) and digital editing (Adobe Premiere CS6, Final Cut Pro). On-camera reporting. Basic audio editing (Pro Tools). HTML and web page design (WordPress). Content Management System (CMS). Newspaper/magazine page design (InDesign, InCopy). Research (LexisNexis). AP ENPS software.