Freelance Writer June 2014 / Present
Researching, pitching, reporting and writing news features related to food, science, and culture, both domestic and abroad. Articles consistently focus on sociological, political and economic issues, including reports on the growing black market for large-scale food heists, local restaurant owners using their businesses as political platforms and the growth of the NFL’s popularity in China. Published work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Saveur, Scientific American, Quartz, Eater, Edible Manhattan/Brooklyn, Crain’s New York, Vice, Extra Crispy, Paste, Liquor.com and Vinepair.
Editorial Intern, Nautilus Magazine, New York, N.Y. Sept. 2016 / May 2017
Researching, pitching, reporting long and short-form articles concerning the intersection of science and culture for the magazine’s website. Fact-check long-form features for print and by conducting research and interviewing featured sources. Filed stories focusing on the social psychology of internet troll culture and moral psychology of the trolley problem.
Editorial Intern, SPIN, New York, N.Y. Sept. 2014 / Dec. 2014
Researched and pitched ideas for daily music news stories, including breaking album developments and song premieres. Contributed mini-reviews to weekly “SPIN Singles Mix” and capsule profiles to monthly “Best New Artists” lists. Pitched and interviewed critically acclaimed Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. for 1,200-word Q&A on his album Cadillactica.
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, N.Y.
Master of Science in Journalism, May 2016
Focused on foreign correspondence and narrative news writing, with coursework in local news reporting, and longform narrative nonfiction. Reported and filed enterprise news stories on transgender discrimination and economic gentrification. Received honors in core reporting class. Wrote a 5,000-word master’s project on the East New York Rezoning Plan and the Brooklyn’s middle class.
New York University, New York, N.Y.
B.A. double major in Philosophy and Economics, May 2015
Cum laude. Dean’s List for three years. Completed philosophy honors thesis and specialized in urban economic policy, including economics of city planning and rent theory. Additional coursework examined statistics, game theory, and pop culture criticism.
Language: Conversant in Spanish.
Social Media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram
Multimedia: Trained in audio and DSLR photography as well as editing software Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Audition. Background in WordPress and HTML. Reverse image and cached website searches.