RESUME

WRITING EXPERIENCE

Society for Science & the Public • Membership Marketing Specialist
Washington, D.C. (current)
• Manage content for Society site and blog
• Revamp Society newsletter, created/manage internal employee newsletter, track analytics
• Assist membership campaigns for programs and publications

Electrical Contractor Magazine • Freelance writer
Bethesda, Md. (current)
• Freelance articles for Industry Watch

District Lit • Poetry Editor
Washington, D.C. (current)
• Evaluated poems for inaugural poetry contest, determine poems for monthly issues
• Launched journal’s themed issues

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 • 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
• Moderating “#CripLit: Writing our Truths” panel at AWP 2018
• “Crumb-sized” poetry collection published, 2017
• Moderated “Queer Enough” panel at OutWrite 2017
• “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
• Panelist on “Not Invisible: Editors of Literary Journals Speak Out on Disability and Building Inclusive Writing Communities” at AWP 2017
• Reader for 10th annual Split This Rock poetry contest, 2016
• Moderator on “The Geography of Writing: Writing Where We Know” panel at Western Maryland Independent Lit Festival, 2016
• “On that one-way trip to Mars” poetry collection published, 2016
• Panelist on “Physical Bodies and Poetic Bones” Split This Rock festival, 2016

SKILLS

WordPress | Drupal | marketing | social media | e-newsletters | graphics | Salesforce Marketing Cloud, other email managers | longform features and short news stories | interviewing | HTML | CSS | InDesign | Photoshop | poetry | conversational Hebrew | conversational Spanish

EDUCATION

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