Resume

WRITING EXPERIENCE

Society for Science & the Public • Membership Marketing Specialist
Washington, D.C.
• Revamp Society newsletter for membership-focused approach
• Assist in implementing membership campaigns for Science News magazine and other Society programs
• Manage content for Society site and blog
• Design and code e-newsletters, mass mailings, track analytics
• Interview alumni for the Doing Science and SSP blogs
• Lead a team in creating an internal employee newsletter

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

District Lit • Poetry Editor
Washington, D.C.
• Evaluated hundreds of poems for inaugural poetry contest, determine poems for monthly issues
• Launched journal’s first-ever themed issue in March 2016

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

News21 • Fellow
Phoenix, Ariz.
• Reported on gun laws for 2014 News21 national project
NBC News published my article on rural sheriffs refusing to enforce gun laws
• Led the newsroom in implementing digital tools for story design, including SoundCite.JS, Timeline.JS and StoryMap.JS
• 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.
• Updated home page, managed Facebook and Twitter accounts
• Pitched stories for Teaching Now and BookMarks, copy edited articles, produced article and video packages
• Created weekly and monthly email newsletters

Capital News Service • Web designer
College Park, Md.
• Coded interactive graphics for Capital News Service, a wire service with clients in Maryland and D.C.

USA TODAY • Intern
McLean, Va.
• Scheduled posts in Spredfast and Mass Relevance on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, LinkedIn and Pinterest
• Created a LinkedIn strategy

The Gazette • MDDC Reese Cleghorn Intern
Gaithersburg, Md.
• Covered Takoma Park beat, wrote daily articles
• Worked on a project about the Purple Line light rail

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

Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House • Social Media Manager
University of Maryland
• Created curatorial Facebook page, managed website
• Organized Writers’ House 10th Anniversary gala, including designing recruitment posters and 10th anniversary publication
• Led poetry board for Stylus, the university’s literary magazine
• Created The Writers’ Bloc, literary-focused newspaper

AWARDS & PANELS

Journalism
• News21 Gun Wars investigation won ONA Journalism Award, 2015
• News21 Gun Wars investigation won EPPY Award, 2014
• 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
• “On that one-way trip to Mars” was nominated for a 2017 Elgin Award
• Panelist on “Not Invisible: Editors of Literary Journals Speak Out on Disability and Building Inclusive Writing Communities” 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 by Bottlecap Press, 2016
• Panelist on “Physical Bodies and Poetic Bones” Split This Rock festival, 2016
• “An invisible middle” won first place in Jiménez-Porter Literary Prize Poetry Contest, 2013

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