Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, N.Y. August 2012-May 2013
Masters of Science Candidate, Newspaper concentration. Reporting across all platforms. Coursework in deadline writing, beat reporting, long-form narrative writing, argumentative journalism, aggregation, audio slideshow and video production.
Columbia University, Columbia College, New York, N.Y. September 2010-May 2012
Bachelor of Arts in Socio-cultural Anthropology. Coursework in classic literature, film and media, ethnomusicology, American studies and linguistics.
Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Science September 2008-May 2010
Coursework in environmental engineering, sustainable development, physics, chemistry and mathematics.
Producer of SPEARS: The Gospel According to Britney • SPEARS June 2013-Present
Manage funds, press, website, social media, spaces, creative team, donors and all logistics. www.spearsthemusical.com
Freelance Video Producer • PAVE July 2013-Present
Produce videos of www.PAVE.com prospects looking for funding. Responsibilities: interviewing, shooting and editing.
Web Editor & Contributing Writer • The Brooklyn Ink January 2013-May 2013
Updated stories, coding, applications and widgets for www.thebrooklynink.com.
Contributing writer • Woman Around Town Online Magazine, New York City July 2011-March 2012
Wrote articles for the lifestyle section about fashion, culture, and the human condition. www.womanaroundtown.com.
Development & Fundraising Intern • American Legacy Foundation September 2011-December 2011
Wrote E-Newletters to regular donors and wrote weekly articles for “Insider,” the Legacy company website.
Head Director of Columbia’s America Reads • Community Impact at Columbia University September 2009- May 2011
Served as Head Director of Columbia University’s chapter of AR in 2010. Interviewed, hired, and coordinated seventy-two unpaid and federal work-study volunteers. Worked with five Harlem public schools, and served as liaison between Community Impact staff and America Reads coordinators and volunteers. Organized and executed three workshops for America Reads volunteers. Awarded the Silver Kings Crown Leadership Award in 2012, among other awards for my work in the previous three years. Before serving as the Head Director, I served as the America Reads Treasurer in 2010, America Reads Program Coordinator in 2009, and as a tutor since 2008.
Education Resource Guide and Trainer September 2010- May 2011
Designed and presented a workshop for literacy volunteers at the Read On program in Miami, Florida. Planned and executed two education-training workshops for 150 Community Impact volunteers in New York City.
English Teacher • English Teacher’s Heaven, Seoul, South Korea Summer 2011
Instructed business executives to improve their English conversational skills.
English Teacher and Volunteer • Infa Orphanage, Riobamba, Ecuador Summer 2009
Taught basic verbal English skills, cooked and cared for 35 kids aged from 3-17.
Radio Programming Intern • WKCR Jazz and Latin American Music Programs Fall 2008
Selected music, designed program layouts, and presented live programs, Som do Brasil, and Out to Lunch.
Proficient in digital video, photo and audio recording on JVC & DSLR.
Photo and film editing and production in Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Adobe Bridge, & Premier.
Proficient in WordPress editing and basic CSS/HTML.
Proficient with social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Vimeo.
Licenses & Other
FAA Private Pilot, FAA Glider Pilot, SCUBA, Conversational Spanish