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FREELANCER/Brooklyn House Media

Brooklyn, NY (some time in Virginia)

Photo, video, writer// February 2017 – present

Develop YouTube strategy for corporate clients. Write, film and edit videos for companies, personal websites and other clients. Vlog regularly as part of a travel series. Shooting, filming and editing a full web series.


PRIDES CROSSING STRATEGIC WRITERS GROUP

Milan, Italy

Speechwriter// July 2016 – January 2017

Wrote and edited speeches, annual reports and other English language content for executives and supporting staff at a major European financial institution, as well as other corporate clients in Europe.


ADVANCE DIGITAL

Jersey City, New Jersey

Video Producer // September 2015 - May 2016

Helped develop video strategy for a news agency operating 12 regional newspapers. (NJ.com, AL.com, NOLA.com, OregonLive.com) Created a YouTube channel that garnered 100 subscribers in its first month. Supported the agency’s coverage of the Flint Water crisis with video explainers. Created seasonal programming that could work on different social media platforms, as well as natively in the company’s video player.


LOUDOUN TIMES-MIRROR & LOUDOUN BUSINESS JOURNAL

Leesburg, Virginia

Business Reporter // September 2013 - June 2015

Reported stories from around the community, focusing mainly on business and economics. Shot photos, produced videos and completed interactive graphics to accompany my stories. Built contacts and worked on a variety of enterprise packages about the receding federal government contracting sector and Washington Metro’s Silver Line extension as well as heroin's strong hold on the county. Reported, wrote and edited stories about wage inequality, entrepreneurship and residential development for the Loudoun Business Journal.

EDUCATION

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

New York, New York

M.S., Magazine Writing // August 2011-May 2012

Studied neighborhood beat reporting, argumentative writing, audio and visual storytelling, arts reporting, sports reporting and long-form digital storytelling. Wrote and produced stories covering public housing, locals arts and characters in Brooklyn underground nightlife.


WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

Morgantown, West Virginia

B.S., Journalism & B.A., FrencH // August 2007-May 2011

Studied feature writing, multimedia storytelling, AP Style, and copy editing. Learned basic reporting techniques and language skills. Lived and studied in France for one summer. College Fellow May 2010 Poynter Institute; St. Petersburg, Fl. Received two weeks of intense training in ethics, reporting and multimedia storytelling. Produced a video that profiled a man coping with the loss of a loved one and his impending eviction from his South Florida home.


GOETHE INSTITUT

Munich/Berlin, Germany and Washington, D.C.

Young Journalist Fellow // October 2012

Traveled with the Goethe Institut in conjunction with the German Embassy’s Young Journalist Program. Met with journalism and political officials to discuss German-U.S. issues in the context of journalistic endeavors. Exchanged ideas on the future of diplomacy and journalism in Germany and the United States.


SKILLS AND LANGUAGES

Languages

English (Native), French (conversational), Italian (Conversational)

Proficient in the following

Tasks: Shooting and editing video, 

Programs: Premiere Pro, after effects, Photoshop, speedgrade

INTERESTS

Sports

Basketball, golf, soccer

Movies

crime/noir, documentaries, the occasional rom-com