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
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).
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.
The University of Texas at Austin | M.A. in journalism | 2016-2018
Emory University | B.A. in history & African studies | 2012-2014
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
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.