M.J., Journalism, New Media | University of California, Berkeley
Completed two-year program. Relevant coursework: Advanced multimedia, radio, editing for the web, documentary photography.
Completed first year of law school | Syracuse University, College of Law
Fall 2004-Spring 2005
Selected for International Law Firm, an accelerated legal writing course covering international and domestic law.
B.A., History of Art | University of California, Berkeley
Volunteer research apprentice to Professor Elizabeth Honig, studying texts in Italian in preparation for a lecture series about Tintoretto.
American Red Cross, San Francisco | Communications Specialist
Oct. 2011 – present
Develop and implement digital and print communication strategies, including social media, public relations, events, collateral materials and websites. Write articles and produce multimedia stories for national website. Assist with coverage of 24-hour media hotline and act as spokesperson during disasters and events with high media interest. Manage publication of, write articles for, and edit quarterly print newsletters and other printed materials. Manage social media interns and 12 social media accounts, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr.
International, national and local media and nonprofit organizations | Multimedia reporter and producer
May 2008 – present
Design, report and produce interactive multimedia projects for nonprofit and media organizations.
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco: Designed an interactive project about family recipes.
California Watch: Produced an interactive map showing H1N1 cases in California and entered content for and tested the pre-launch website.
Media News Group: Reported and produced a multimedia story about downtown Santa Cruz’s recovery from the Loma Prieta earthquake, for the 20-year anniversary coverage of the disaster.
News 21: Designed all branding and interactive timelines for BARThood.news21.com, a site about San Francisco Bay Area communities and Bay Area Rapid Transit. I also reported and co-produced two videos and two audio slideshows for the project.
Human Rights Watch: Produced an audio slideshow about Cyclone Nargis in Burma.
AOL/Patch | Editor, Danville Patch
Jan. 2010 – Oct. 2011
Launched the first Patch.com site in Northern California and second in California, February 2010.
Reported, wrote and edited daily news and feature stories, shot and produced photos and videos. Managed and organized a monthly freelance budget and daily editorial calendar. Updated the site several times a day, seven days a week. Managed Facebook and Twitter accounts. Hired, supervised and managed a team of seven freelance reporters, photographers, bloggers and videographers, including scheduling story assignments, editing, and managing payments.
University of California, Berkeley
Graduate School of Journalism | Graduate Assistant
Sept. 2008 – May 2009
Instructed first-year graduate journalism students in video, audio and photo shooting, editing and production, as well as designing and coding multimedia packages and websites in WordPress, Flash AS2 and HTML.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | Administrative Assistant
April 2004 – July 2004 and Aug. 2002 – May 2003
Supported 50 faculty members with scheduling and organizing events, exams and meetings. Prepared course materials, ordered supplies and edited department website.
Diablo magazine | Freelance Fact-checker, Editorial Intern and Writer
April 2007 – March 2008 and February 2006 – June 2006
Pitched and wrote stories for Diablo, Diablomag.com and Diablo Arts, as well as fact-checked.
Alameda Sun | General assignment reporter and intern
June 2006 – Oct. 2006
General assignment, on call, weekend and evening reporter, covering breaking news, meetings, arts and education, including front-page stories. I also copy-edited and took pictures.
SOMA magazine | Editorial intern and writer
Aug. 2005 – Nov. 2005
Wrote articles, fact-checked and copy-edited.
Editing and foreign languages: AP and Chicago style guides. Conversational Spanish and Italian.
Social media: Twitter, Hoot Suite, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest.
Computer programs and platforms: Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, CSS, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Pro Tools, WordPress, MS Office, Drupal, Google Analytics, Mac OS, Windows, Linux.