Consumer Reports Magazine, Contributing Writer | Yonkers, New York
June 2013–Present
Research consumer trends, analyze technician reports, and pitch and write articles for the magazine and blog as a contributing writer on health, technology and lifestyle topics. Copy edited and fact-checked the magazine as a summer 2013 editorial intern., Reporter & Editorial Intern | New York, New York
February 2014–May 2014
Researched, pitched, and wrote stories on personal finance and consumer-related topics for (formerly Smart Money) and The Wall Street Journal. Wrote the Personal Finance Daily newsletter. Live-blogged the U.S. stock market on a daily basis. Appeared as a guest expert on WSJ Radio Network’s affiliate radio stations.

Nautilus Magazine, Editorial Intern | New York, New York
March 2013–February 2014
Analyzed and reported on the latest scientific developments, fact-checked, copy edited, and pitched and wrote articles for the magazine and blog., Video Editor & Reporter | New York, New York
January 2013–May 2013

Wrote movie reviews, covered events, and created original video content for Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism’s student-run website. Spearheaded and edited all video projects. Curated and edited photo galleries and multimedia packages for publication., Reporter | New York, New York
August 2012–December 2012

General assignment reporter who covered business, crime, economics, education, and sports in Harlem for Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism’s student-run website. Contributed breaking news reporting on Hurricane Sandy and Election 2012 coverage. Assisted with website design, created graphics, and produced original video content.

Bay Area Council On Drugs & Alcohol, Communications Coordinator | Houston, Texas
April 2011–July 2012
Wrote press releases and guest columns on general health, drug use prevention and policy topics, while maintaining duties as webmaster and social media editor for a non-profit with the largest service population in the state. Created and designed promotional materials, such as annual reports, brochures, business cards, e-blasts, logos, press kits and print advertisements. Photographed and videotaped events.

Bay Area Council On Drugs & Alcohol, Webmaster | Houston, Texas
March 2005–July 2012

Redesigned company website and added an online storefront, increasing visitor traffic by 220 percent in 12 months. Created company blog and social media presence. Oversaw blog and social media entries. Trained a staff of 50 on social media etiquette and media awareness.

Bay Area Council On Drugs & Alcohol, Prevention Specialist | Houston, Texas
July 2009–April 2011
Became an expert in substance abuse prevention-based research. Taught alcohol, tobacco and drug education classes to nearly 500 elementary students each semester. Guest lectured at area high schools and at-risk facilities. Taught parenting courses as a certified instructor in Positive Action PreK-12 and parenting curriculums. Obtained nearly 200 continuing education credit hours in ethics, drug intervention techniques, HIV awareness and cultural competence.

Friends of League City Animal Shelter, Media Coordinator & Webmaster | League City, Texas
May 2010–August 2012
Wrote press releases and guest columns about shelter issues. Redesigned the website, increasing visitor traffic by 64 percent in 2 weeks. Designed brochures and flyers. Wrote a 33-page paper outlining recommendations to curb euthanasia and presented it to local chief of police.

Parker Media, Research Assistant | Austin, Texas
February 2009–August 2009
Researched a book project for Richard Parker, a syndicated columnist. Coordinated Parker Media’s conference series, The Agenda, for 100 congressional staff, news media and executive branch members in Washington, D.C.

Urban Home Magazine, Copy Editor | Austin, Texas
June 2008–January 2009
Learned all editing and production aspects of a quarterly interior design magazine as an editorial intern. Fact-checked articles and contributed content to new products and trends departments. Wrote a 2,000-word cover story about the rebirth of wallpaper in interior design. Wrote additional articles about home decor, popular kitchen tech gadgets and luxury rental properties. Contracted at the conclusion of the internship to copy edit the Summer 2008 and Fall 2008 issues of the magazine. Also ghost wrote several editions for the “Letter from the Editor” section.

Texas Student Media at The University of Texas at Austin, Reporter | Austin, Texas
August 2007–May 2009

Co-founder of the campus alternative investigative student newspaper, InCite. Designed print layouts, logos and the website for InCite. Wrote 1,800-word investigative piece about lack of alcohol and drug recovery resources for students, despite the university’s ranking as No. 8 party school. Traveled to Matamoros, Mexico to cover immigration and border security issues during the height of the illegal immigration debate. Wrote a cover article for the university’s largest student magazine, burntORANGE, about the school song’s minstrel show origins and racial disparities on campus. Contributed to “Forty Acres of Fun,” a book about student life at the university. Worked as TV reporter and production staff for KVR News.

Columbia University, Master of Science in Journalism | New York, New York
May 2013              
Magazine concentration with coursework in neighborhood beat reporting, digital media skills, photojournalism, profile writing and news editing. Master’s Project: 5,000-word story drawing on 40+ sources about the obstacles minorities face when searching for a bone marrow transplant.

The University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Journalism | Austin, Texas
May 2009
Graduated summa cum laude while working multiple internships and two part-time jobs. Studied magazine writing and editing with additional coursework in investigative reporting. Conceived the idea, designed the layouts and developed a 142-page business plan for a mock quarterly trade magazine, Just for Today, a health publication for participants in Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous communities.

San Jacinto College, Associate of Arts, Journalism | Pasadena, Texas
May 2007
Graduated with highest honors. Was editor-in-chief of the San Jacinto Times and edited 6 of 8 pages of the weekly paper, earning it an Associated Collegiate Press Newspaper Pacemaker Award. Won awards in critical review writing, heading writing, and live-competition for layout design from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association.

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Jeremy Olshan, Editor in Chief,, 212.416.2710,
Paula Span, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 201.247.1069,
Elizabeth Fishman, Associate Dean for Communications, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 212.854.8619,

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