I am a writer, editor, video producer, and musician experienced in reporting, research, social media, web design, data visualization, audience-building, metric tracking, project management, and visual storytelling.
New York University, New York, NY — September 2010-December 2011
Master of Arts, Studio 20 Digital Journalism
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH — September 2002-December 2005
Bachelor of Arts, English
Freelance Writer/Editor, Fast Company; New York, NY— March 2016-present
Freelance Writer, Stereogum; New York, NY — October 2015-present
Freelance Writer, the Guardian US; New York, NY — July 2015-present
Head of Social Media and Experimental Journalism/East Coast Editor, PandoDaily; San Francisco, CA — September 2012-July 2015
As Head of Social Media and Experimental Journalism, I built and maintained PandoDaily’s presence on emergent and established social networks, managed the budget for paid promotion initiatives on Facebook, monitored Google Analytics, ChartBeat, and other metrics software in order to develop and execute short-term and long-term editorial and promotional strategies, compiled our daily newsletter, and wrote 3-5 stories a week on a wide range of topics, including technology, the environment, politics, and culture. I also managed the production of 2-4 videos a month, coordinated technologically innovative editorial projects with in-house developers as well as third party developers, developed a workflow for capturing and posting short video clips during our live events, and oversaw the site's migration from PandoDaily.com to Pando.com. As East Coast Editor, I continued on with the responsibilities above while also writing 1-2 stories a day, editing and assigning 5-10 stories a day, mentoring newer hires, and managing the majority of the day-to-day editorial production.
Co-Founder, Explainer Music, Brooklyn, NY — February 2012-present
I write and perform music and lyrics for journalistic music videos while also managing these projects. I also help out with video editing on many of the pieces. We’ve produced work for ProPublica, the Guardian, Mother Jones, KQED, and PandoDaily.
Freelance Writer, Fast Company; New York, NY — February 2012-September 2012
I covered the environment and technology for FastCompany.com and its CoExist vertical
Web Intern/Freelance Writer, The New Yorker; New York, NY — June 2011-December 2011
As a summer Web Intern, I wrote at least six stories for the News Desk blog a week and managed the News Desk Twitter feed. I continued writing as a freelancer throughout the following fall.
Web Intern/Social Media Production Assistant, The New York Daily News; New York, NY — January 2011-August 2011
As a Web Intern, I wrote 2-4 stories a day. As a Social Media Production Assistant, I wrote 2 stories a week, managed the newspaper’s Twitter and Facebook feeds, and assisted reporters with social media-related research and verification.