RESUME

WRITING AND EDITING EXPERIENCE

World Resources Institute
Communications Specialist, Governance • Washington, D.C. (July 2018-present)
• Lead communications for the Governance Center, which includes projects and research on climate resilience, environmental and land rights, energy governance, and gender and social equity
• Track over a dozen publications in the Center and liaise with the core communications team on publication design, media outreach, email marketing, social media, and website content. Write and edit Forewords, Executive Summaries, and key messaging
• Provide substantial edits for Governance Center blogs
• Manage @WRIGovernance Twitter account, write and send Governance quarterly newsletters
• Lead event planning for Greening Governance seminars on a variety of environmental and development topics
• Introduced and implemented Asana project management tool to improve workflow and operations among communications staff across the Institute

Electrical Contractor Magazine
Freelance Writer • Bethesda, Md. (2012-present)
• Write monthly freelance articles for Industry Watch on green technology and renewable energy

OutWrite
Planning Committee • Washington, D.C. (Dec. 2017-present)
• Assist small team in planning and promoting LGBT literary festival in the nation’s capital
• Plan and lead events to promote the festival
• Reviewed submissions for OutWrite’s first-ever literary journal in 2018

LGBTQ Writers Caucus
Communications Coordinator (March 2018-March 2019)
• Managed content for the LGBTQ Writers Caucus website, blogs, and Twitter feed, assisted the Caucus in preparing for AWP 2019

Society for Science & the Public
Digital Content Specialist • Washington, D.C. (Aug. 2015-July 2018)
• Craft stories showcasing Society’s impact for multiple audiences, manage content for website and blog
• Translate scientific topics for general public
• Revamp Society newsletter for membership-focused approach, increased CTO rate from 8% to 25%
• Train colleagues on updating the website, basic HTML and CSS
• Create style guide and employee newsletter to improve cross-departmental communication

District Lit
Poetry Editor • Washington, D.C. (2015-2018)
• Evaluated hundreds of poems for online literary journal, worked with writers on edits
• Launched journal’s themed issues, including: Disability and Chronic Illness, Space, and Washington, D.C.

Marketplace
Intern • Washington, D.C. (2014)
• Pitched stories, researched sources, created graphics
• Set up audio console for guests, conducted tape syncs, scored a reporter’s podcast pilot with music

News21
Carnegie-Knight Reporting Fellow • Phoenix, Ariz. (2014)
• Reported on gun laws, led the newsroom in implementing digital tools for story design, including SoundCite.JS, Timeline.JS and StoryMap.JS
NBC News published my article on rural sheriffs refusing to enforce gun laws
• Worked as a lead designer on the Gun Wars website and the section titled Americans and their Guns, conceptualized background check quiz

Education Week Teacher
Intern • Bethesda, Md. (2014)
• Updated home page, managed Facebook and Twitter accounts
• Pitched stories for Teaching Now and BookMarks, copy edited articles, produced articles and video packages
• Created weekly and monthly e-newsletters

Capital News Service
Web Designer • College Park, Md. (2013)
• Coded interactive graphics for wire service with clients in Md. and D.C.

USA TODAY
Intern • McLean, Va. (2013)
• Scheduled posts in Spredfast and Mass Relevance on social media sites, created a LinkedIn strategy

The Gazette
MDDC Reese Cleghorn Intern • Gaithersburg, Md. (2013)
• Covered Takoma Park beat, reported on Purple Line light rail

WTOP
Intern • Washington, D.C. (2013)
• Produced a story on National Novel Writing Month
• Wrote articles and lead-ins, edited audio, transcribed interviews

Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House
Social Media Manager • University of Maryland (2012-2013)
• Created curatorial Facebook page, managed website
• Organized Writers’ House 10th Anniversary gala, designed 10th anniversary publication
• Led poetry board for Stylus, university’s literary magazine, created The Writers’ Bloc, literary-focused newspaper

AWARDS & PANELS

Journalism
• News21 Gun Wars investigation won ONA Journalism Award and EPPY Award
• Nominated to participate in News21 Fellowship, 2014
• Selected for MDDC Reese Cleghorn Internship at The Gazette, 2013
• SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Foundation Scholarship, 2013-2014
• Elon University SPJ President, Region 2 Chapter of the year, 2011

Poetry
• Served as moderator or panelist at several literary festivals and conferences, 2016-2018
• “On that one-way trip to Mars” nominated for a 2017 Elgin Award
Poets for Science poetry teach-in leader at the March for Science, 2017
• Reader for 10th annual Split This Rock poetry contest, 2016-2017

SKILLS

WordPress | Drupal | CMS | versatile writing formats | blogging | interviewing | editing | social media | e-newsletters | web production | infographics | HTML | CSS | Salesforce Marketing Cloud, MailChimp, Pardot, other email managers | AP Style | tracking analytics | InDesign | Photoshop | Asana | Trello | Google Docs, Sharepoint | conversational Hebrew | conversational Spanish | poetry/creative writing | moderating panels

EDUCATION

University of Maryland
• B.A., Journalism
• Minor in Creative Writing
• Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House Notation