Independent Journalist
Based in Berkeley, California | 2016 - present

Writer & Associate Editor
UC Berkeley School of Public Health | Berkeley, California | 2018 - present
Writes, edits, and manages long-form features, profiles, news stories, and research highlights for the School’s online and print media platforms, including Berkeley Health magazine, the Berkeley Health Monthly newsletter and the rolling editorial calendar. 

Previous Work Experience

Editorial Fellow
Sierra Magazine | Oakland, California | 2018 - 2019
Reported and wrote frequent news stories, film and book reviews, and enterprise articles about environmental science, wildlife, and agriculture for the national magazine of the Sierra Club. 

Graduate Teaching Assistant
The University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism | Austin, Texas | 2016 - 2018
Instructed weekly lab sections, mediated discussions, and served as direct resource for students in various upper-level journalism courses: "Graphic Design for Online & Print" (Fall 2016), "Making Magazines" (Fall 2016), and "Photographic Communication" (Fall 2017 & Spring 2018).

Photojournalism Fellow
The Texas Tribune | Austin, Texas | 2017
Selected, edited, and published photographs on the Tribune website; organized and captioned photographs in the digital archive; and frequently shot news photographs on assignment.

Education

The University of Texas at Austin | M.A. in journalism | 2016-2018

Emory University | B.A. in history & African studies | 2012-2014

Additional training:

Proyecto Lingüístico Quetzalteco de Español | Spanish school in Xela, Guatemala | 2015

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) | Mountaineering, Sea-kayaking, Wilderness First Aid in Coyhaique, Chile | 2014

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) | Semester study-abroad in Dakar, Senegal | 2013

Bahçeşehir University | Summer study abroad in Istanbul, Turkey | 2012

Skills & Certificates

Journalism | Reporting & writing for long- and short-form, photo & video production, copyediting, fact-checking

Software | Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Audition, InDesign), MS Office, Tableau

Foreign language | Limited working proficiency in French and Spanish

Outdoors | Wilderness First Aid, CPR certified; Experienced paddler, hiker, and farmworker

Volunteerism

Field and garden volunteer
Wildwood Harvest | Wildwood, Georgia | 2015
Assisted with daily chores and tasks, including garden-bed prepping, greenhouse harvesting and animal husbandry, on a 150-acre permaculture and free-range chicken farm. Volunteered through WWOOF USA (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms).

English Teaching Assistant
Le Centre Communautaire de Derklé | Dakar, Senegal | 2013
Mediated twice-weekly classroom discussions and exercises for Senegalese intermediate English-language students.