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Education

New York University (Graduating Dec. ’12) - MA, Magazine Journalism

San Francisco State University 2011 – BA, Journalism (Print and Online) Minor: Africana Studies

Work Experience

New York Magazine (Freelance Writer) Feb. ’12- Present  

  • Write copy and take photos for store listing profiles online

San Francisco Public Press  (Beat Reporter ) Feb ‘11 – Jun ’11

  • Developed and reported housing and homelessness beat
  • Fundraised $3,000 through Spot.us pitch for beat reporters and editors

 Travelocity (Blogger) Feb. ’11 – Apr ’11

  • Covered travel destinations, 15 stories/ week
  • Honed social media strategy through Twitter and Facebook

 San Mateo County Times  (News Intern) Sep ‘10 – Dec ’10

  • Reported breaking news assignments and pitch enterprise stories
  • Covered election night and conducted voter exit polls

Salon Magazine (Art Intern) Jan ‘10 – May ‘10

  • Created Week in Pictures slideshow from AP and Reuters wires
  • Wrote appropriate HTML code to create online slideshows
  • Made mash-up art of news events with Photoshop

Trigger Magazine (Founder, Editor-in-Chief) Dec ‘08 – Jun ’11

  • Founded a start-up color publication that moved online, with a focus on collaboration in the arts, culture and politics of the Bay Area
  • Managed team of 30 contributing staff members to develop features and investigative pieces

Skills

Software: Apple and Windows operating systems; HTML; CSS; Flash, Microsoft Office, Adobe: Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, Dreamweaver and Premier

Hardware: Nikon and Canon DSLR camera, lens and lighting equipment

Relevant Activities/ Honors

  • New York University Tuition Scholarship
  • CIIJ Ford Foundation Grant Award to  fund online development of Trigger Magazine
  • SFSU Student Advisory Board , Jan ‘10 – Sep ‘10. Developed student wire service.
  • IRE Watchdog Journalism Conference,  Sep. 25, 2010
  • Data Mining Workshop with Thomas Peele, Nov. 6, 2009

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