Resume

Projects

Co-Founder, Transborder Media Storytelling Collective
Producing feature documentary film about the unintended consequences of the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act and the deportation of thousands of veterans.

I.F. Stone Emerging Journalists Grant
Producing a long-form investigative story about food additives in the United States with financial support from the Nation Institute Investigative Fund.

Work Experience

Associate Editor, MediaShift.org
Oct. 2016 - present

  • Write stories about the intersection of media and technology, including trends and new tools impacting the future of journalism.
  • Copy-edit stories and help manage cross-posted content.
  • Write "MediaShift Daily," a curated e-mail newsletter of Must Reads in media and technology.
  • Book instructors for weekly DigitalEd webinars.

Freelance reporter and editor; 2010 - Present

  • Worked as an on-call reporter for amNewYork in the spring of 2014.
  • Published in City & State, Queens TimesLedger Newspaper, Voxxi, the Florida Independent, the Seminole (Florida) Chronicle, others.
  • Pursued investigative stories about the lack of state protections for LGBT youth, the private prison industry and a controversial natural gas pipeline project.
  • Worked as a stringer for the Associated Press during the 2012 elections.

Reporter and web editor, Rockaway Times Newspaper
June - Dec. 2014 – Queens, N.Y.

  • Was the first and only reporter for a new weekly publication that covering the Rockaway peninsula in New York City.
  • Researched, reported and wrote all news stories.
  • Copyedited entire book prior to publication.
  • Was responsible for maintaining the website and social media accounts.

Research Assistant to Wayne Barrett, Investigative Reporter
February 2013 - May 2013 — New York, N.Y.

  • Investigated and prepared interviews for high-profile subjects.
  • Provided research support by combing through databases and submitting FOIL requests.

Senior Reporter, Chronicle Newspaper
Sept. 2011 - Sept. 2012 — Centralia, Wash.

  • Beats included politics, health, state legislature, gay marraige legalization, gubernatorial race, infrastrucute projects, economic development.
  • Won SPJ award for tracking down survivors of a cancer cluster 20 years later.
  • Won SPJ award for a story about the struggles the local homeless community faced during the winter.
  • Broke story about a councilman who failed to pay taxes and property code violation fees, which mobilized the community to impeach him. 
  • Had stories picked up by the Seattle Times, the Spokesman Review, the Olympian and the Tacoma News-Tribune.

News Editor, Central Florida Future, Dec. 2009 - May 2010 — Orlando, Fla.

Internships

  • Jan - April 2011: Editorial intern, Hispanic Link News Service, Washington, D.C.
  • Aug. - Dec. 2009: Web Intern, Sport Diver Magazine; Winter Park, Fla.
  • May - Aug. 2009: Production Intern, NBC Universal, New York, N.Y.
 

Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
  • Wordpress and other CMS management
  • Basic shooting and video editing
  • Social media management
  • Tracking analytics and engagement
  • Designing and writing email newsletters
  • Conversational Spanish

Awards

  • New York Press Association: second place, Best Niche Publication for the Rockaway Times, 2014
  • SPJ Region 10: second place, health reporting, 2012
  • C.B. Blethen Award to The Chronicle Staff, 2012
  • SPJ Region 10: third place, social issues reporting, 2011
  • Scripps Howard Foundation’s Semester in Washington Fellowship, 2011

 

 

Memberships

ΛΠΗ, National Communication Association Honor Society
• National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Education 
B.A. Journalism, 2010; University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.