Resume

Experience

WGBH News, Brighton, Mass.
Digital Producer | April 2017-present
Films and edits videos, designs infographics and story art, and reports, writes, and edits stories on the WGBH News website. Works with the newsroom to develop digital and multimedia strategy.

Management Sciences for Health, Medford, Mass.-A nonprofit global health organization
Multimedia Specialist | June 2015-April 2017
Created organization’s video content and managed all multimedia production. Reported, filmed, and edited videos from Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Africa. Managed organization’s online video presence and designed and implemented video strategy. Trained staff on video production and storytelling.

The GroundTruth Project, Boston, Mass.-A nonprofit news organization based at WGBH
Multimedia Editor | Aug. 2012 – May 2015
Managed all video and multimedia content for GroundTruth special reports. Filmed and edited videos on topics ranging from abortion in Argentina to the war in Afghanistan to global youth unemployment.  Managed a team of reporters in the field, and led pre- and post-production processes. Created infographics, data visualizations and project art. Reporting from Argentina won 2015 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for best use of video, and Special Report “Step by Step” won a national health journalism award in 2013.

(The GroundTruth Project grew out of GlobalPost and spun off as its own organization in June 2014.)

GlobalPost, Boston, Mass.-An international news website
Kaiser Health Reporting Fellow | June 2012 – Aug. 2012
Oversaw publication’s health blog. Produced videos, reported and wrote stories, and created graphics for a special report focused on HIV/AIDS. Edited, managed, and posted to the web all blog posts submitted for publication.

Root Capital, Cambridge, Mass.-A nonprofit international development organization
Online Communications Manager |April 2008 – July 2011
Developed and implemented organization’s web communications and multimedia. Managed existing website, and led the design of a new website. Produced videos profiling Root Capital’s clients. Traveled to Peru, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica, conducted interviews in Spanish, shot and edited videos, produced audio slideshows, and wrote stories. Created organization’s first professional marketing materials. Wrote, designed, and distributed monthly e-newsletters.

Colby College, Office of Communications, Waterville, Maine
Podcast Managing Editor | June – Dec. 2006
Conceived and produced insideColby, the college’s first podcast series, ranked by ITunes as #18 out of more than 3,000 higher education podcasts. Pitched, reported, narrated, and produced college news and feature stories. Trained student podcast team in radio journalism and supervised their production of podcast episodes.

Colegio Alberto Einstein & Experiment in International Living, Quito, Ecuador
Teacher & Tutor | Jan. – Dec. 2007
Earned SIT Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. Taught English to two kindergarten classes and tutored children and adults privately.

Skills & Interests

Multimedia
Extensive experience shooting video, DSLR cameras, recording audio, and editing using Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and Pro Tools. Proficient in podcast production, audio slideshows, and Adobe After Effects.

Design
Digital Graphic Designer. Extensive use of Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects. Experience with photography and photo editing.

Web
Proficient in HTML, Drupal, WordPress, MailChimp, and Constant Contact. Experience using social media platforms for news and storytelling.

Languages
Fluent in Spanish.

Community Involvement
Official Videographer for the “Walk for Hunger” in Boston, MA.

Founding Board member (2008-2011) of the Afghan Scholars’ Initiative, a start-up nonprofit organization that brings Afghan students to high schools in the United States.

Education

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism | Aug. 2011 – May 2012
M.S. in Journalism, Digital Media Concentration – Coursework in writing and reporting, audio storytelling, video production and cinematography, photography, data visualization, HTML/CSS, and international reporting.

The Art Institute of New England | Sept. 2009 – May 2010
Certificate in Digital Graphic Design – Intensive instruction in graphic design, page layout, photo editing, and the Adobe Creative Suite.

Colby College | Sept. 2002 – May 2006
B.A. in American Studies and Creative Writing – Graduated Summa Cum Laude and member of Phi Beta Kappa.

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