Resume

EXPERIENCE

Director, Producer and Writer, VICELAND (VICE MEDIA)

Toronto, Canada (April 2015 – August 2017)

  • Responsible for 10 half-hour TV episodes of the multi-part documentary series “Cyberwar.”
  • Traveled domestically and internationally to oversee shoots; worked closely with a host and DP in the field.
  • Chief scriptwriter of three episodes, including the pilot that convinced executives to greenlight the series.

Senior Producer, AJ+ (AL JAZEERA)

San Francisco, CA (June 2013 – April 2015)

  • Led five-person teams to make digital news videos and animations on tight daily deadlines.
  • Frequently designated Acting Executive Producer; oversaw a Webby-honored video.
  • Instrumental in launching AJ+ as one of seven original employees – the channel is now a cross-platform success and one of the most watched video publishers on Facebook (2.2 billion views in 2015).

Digital Associate Producer, CURRENT TV

New York, NY (April 2012 – June 2013)

  • Created digital content for nightly TV news shows such as “Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer.”
  • Produced, shot and edited original video for Current.com.

Associate Editor, THE QUEENS CHRONICLE

Queens, NY (July 2011 – March 2012)

  • Wrote six to 10 news and arts stories a week on deadline, covering Western Queens; shot photos.
  • Spearheaded a partnership with Columbia University to enhance the newspaper’s content.
  • Nominated for The New York Press Association’s “Rookie Reporter of the Year” award.

Multimedia/Production Intern, THIRTEEN/WNET (PBS)

New York, NY (May 2011 – July 2011)

  • Helped launch the website for “Women, War & Peace,” an award-winning five-part documentary series.
  • Reported and wrote news blogs for the site; edited audio-slideshows, photos and podcasts.

Assistant Video Director, BREAKTHRU RADIO

New York, NY (July 2010 – May 2011)

Managed a team of nine video producers to launch a music and news video channel; shot in the field.

Editor and Reporter, THE BANGKOK POST

Bangkok, Thailand (March 2009 – July 2009)

Wrote for one of Thailand’s largest English-language newspapers; freelanced after leaving Bangkok.

Travel Editor, ROUGH GUIDES (PENGUIN)

New York, NY (Feb. 2008 – Sept. 2008)

Chief text editor for several titles, including the Rough Guides to Rio de Janeiro, USA and the Yucatan.

Senior Assistant Editor, OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY

New York, NY (Sept. 2004 – Jan. 2008)

Defined three words a day as one of the youngest editors ever at the OED.

EDUCATION

Master of Science in Journalism, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

New York, NY  (Aug. 2009 – May 2010)

  • Pursued a Digital Media Concentration.
  • Produced a digital/video master’s project about a famed piano company’s financial struggles.
  • One of my print stories was published in The Columbia Journalist (a student honor).

Bachelor of Arts in English, CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Ithaca, NY (Aug. 2000 – May 2004)

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
  • Wrote for The Cornell Daily Sun.
  • Coursework included narrative writing, graduate-level poetry and an honors thesis.

SKILLS

Languages: Proficient French. Conversational Spanish.

Digital: Adept video editor: Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro 7. Experienced video shooter: C300, DSLRs (5D, 7D) and other cameras; audio recorders like the Zoom H4n. Capable photographer: edit stills using Adobe Photoshop and Bridge.