WORK EXPERIENCE

Freelance Writer/Editor                                                                                                                                  2016-Present

News articles and social issues features

  • Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • Mercury News (San Jose, CA)
  • Good Times Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • KAZU/National Public Radio (Monterey, CA)

S&P Global Market Intelligence (Monterey, CA)                                                                                                        2016

Business intelligence focused on covering financial side of media

  • Tech: Expanded Microsoft and Apple coverage through deeper stories on company strategy
  • Social Media: Pioneered coverage of Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat
  • Breaking News: Tasked with writing and publishing breaking media news for West Coast

The Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, CA)                                                                                                        2013-2015

Daily regional newspaper 

  • Reporter: Covered protests, regional politics, criminal courts, elections, social issues, K-12 education
  • Enterprise: Wrote and produced enterprise news/feature packages (story, social, video, photo)
  • Social: Created informed tweets and Facebook posts for daily stories and breaking news

The American News (Aberdeen, S.D.)                                                                                                                2011-2013

Regional and state leader in daily news

  • Reporter: Carved paths across health care and higher education to shed light on uncovered stories
  • Social: Pioneered best social media practices during transition to digital newsroom

EDUCATION

New York University (New York, N.Y.)                                                                                                              Class of 2011

  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and East Asian Studies
  • Gilman Scholarship & Banco Santandar Award, Fall 2010