SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Student journalist with more than 3 years of practical experience reporting, producing and newsroom management
  • Proficient data and coding skills

PROGRAM AND SOFTWARE SKILLS

HTML, CSS, JS, R, SQL, PYTHON, ADOBE CC

WORK HISTORY

November 2018 – Present
PART-TIME EMPLOYEE
Broke in Philly

May 2018 – Present
DIGITAL MANAGING EDITOR
The Temple News

  • Coordinated and produced daily online content across multiple sections, bringing Temple University’s student newspaper into a digital-first mindset.
  • Developed and managed a data team to produce print graphics and online interactive for daily stories and longform reporting projects.
  • Built and designed landing pages for special issues and themed sections.
  • Website redesign named a finalist in the 2018 EPPY awards.

August 2018 – Present
INTERN
Broke In Philly / Resolve Philadelphia

  • Pitched and outlined a video game to contextualize the decisions and consequences of poverty for people who’ve never experienced economic hardship.
  • Currently designing the storyline for the video game through community meetings with people who are economically stressed

May 2018 – August 2018
GOOGLE NEWS FELLOW
Investigative Reporters and Editors

  • Produced a podcast episode and completed every step from interviewing the subjects, writing the script and editing the final product.
  • Cleaned raw payroll data for the Better Government Association.
  • Contributed to research projects for organizations like Reuters’ Court Audit by building databases and analyzing civil court filings.
  • Contributed to and edited the IRE Journal to help reporters find tools and understand the process of data stories.

January 2018 – May 2018
MANAGING EDITOR
Solutions Journalism: Covering Addiction

  • Coordinated and edited longform, investigative and solutions-oriented coverage of the different factors that intersect with or act as barriers to people with addiction and those seeking recovery.
  • Discussed and decided on methods of reporting and production in order to lower the stigma in addiction coverage
  • Built a website to present the entire project that was immersive, interactive and dynamic.
  • Engaged different communities from the start of the project through the end and hosted a community discussion at the launch of the project.
  • Reported, wrote and produced an individual longform piece that explored the intersection of policing and communities overrun by the addiction crisis.

May 2017 – May 2018
ENTERPRISE EDITOR
The Temple News

  • Supervised reporters working on long-term projects for The Temple News by coordinating photo and multimedia editors with reporters. Then edited and produced those projects on the Temple News’ longform site to be immersive and interactive for the reader.
  • Created data-driven graphics and interactive content for daily online articles, translating much of that from print graphics to be interactive online.
  • Optimized the website’s SEO presence and reduced back-end complexity for easier operation among the rest of the newspaper staff. Simplified confusing or unappealing pages on the website, including the print archive and staff pages.
  • Redesigned and restructured the website to increase advertising potential, overall functionality and speed.
  • Wrote editorials as a member of the Editorial Board and Senior Staff, often tackling the university’s lack of transparency with information.

May 2017 – July 2017
INTERN
The Reentry Project

  • Created and pushed social media content, including daily infographics highlighting reentry facts for an entire month, which increased social media interaction and website traffic.
  • Provided support when hosting events, like cultivating sources and conducting interviews with people who had left incarceration.
  • Researched and coded an interactive infographic that illustrates what it’s like to leave incarceration and return to Philadelphia.

May 2016 – May 2017
NEWS EDITOR
The Temple News

  • Managed several beat reporters and a base of freelance writers, who produced weekly content for The Temple News. Then edited those articles for accuracy, AP style and coherence.
  • Developed pitches for weekly content that focused on both the Temple University community and the North Philadelphia community. These stories ranged from crime to localizing national events.
  • Wrote editorials as a member of the Editorial Board

January 2016 – May 2016
WEB EDITOR
The Temple News

  • Supervised weekly digital content to be SEO friendly.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Google, Knight Foundation
NEWSGEIST
October 2018

  • Attended sessions on news innovation and technology

Temple University, Philadelphia
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN JOURNALISM
Expected graduation: May 2017

  • Concentrations: graphic design, criminal justice, data-driven journalism

Solutions Journalism Network
SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM SUMMIT
November 2017

  • The first annual Solutions Journalism Summit in Sundance, Utah, brought together about 80 reporters and editors to discuss the future and best practices of Solutions Journalism.

Investigative Reporters and Editors
IRE WATCHDOG WORKSHOP – NLGJA’s National Convention
September 2017

  • IRE leaders and investigative journalists presented tips and tricks for the investigative reporting process from start to finish.

College Media Association
CMA CONFERENCE
March 2017

  • Student journalists, newspaper advisers and industry leaders discussed challenges and shared experiences when reporting on and within universities.

Investigative Reporters and Editors
CAR CONFERENCE
2017, 2018

  • Attendees at NICAR came together to focus on data-driven and computer-assisted investigative reporting.

Boston University, Boston
NECIR SUMMER JOURNALISM INSTITUTE
Summer 2014

  • High school students were introduced to investigative reporting methods.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

2018 EPPY Awards — The Temple News

  • FINALIST: Best College/University Newspaper Website

2018 EPPY Awards — 1217

  • WINNER: Best Photojournalism with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
  • WINNER: Best Overall Website Design with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
  • FINALIST: Best News or Event Feature with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
  • FINALIST: Best Community Service with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
  • FINALIST: Best College/University News or Event Feature
  • FINALIST: Best University Investigative or Documentary Feature

2017 Associated Press Media Editors Journalism Excellence and Innovation Awards
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Recognized “Life After Incarceration” infographic, “For leveraging innovative partnerships across news organizations, and creating a project of stunning breadth and clear engagement with the community. The journalism was exceptionally strong; the infographic especially impressive.”

2017 SPJ Mark of Excellence Award
WINNER – BEST USE OF MULTIMEDIA

  • “Before the homes become rubble” was a community story focused on the residents of a soon-to-be-demolished public housing project next to Temple University. The story uncovered how residents didn’t understand what was going on and how the university backed the project, which includes the creating of market-rate housing that is available to students.

2017 Hearst Awards
8th – FEATURE WRITING

  • “Before the homes become rubble”

2017 Temple University Journalism Department Awards
DAVID E. BRACE SCHOLARSHIP IN COMMUNITY JOURNALISM FUND

  • “Awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in journalism who is interested in local reporting/editing and has the potential to contribute positively to local and regional news coverage.”

2017 Keystone Awards
GENERAL NEWS

  • Honorable mention for “Peter Liacouras, former university president, 85” with Joe Brandt and Gillian McGoldrick.