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Industry Dive, Washington, D.C.

  • Director of Data and Graphics (July 2021-present) – lead a new team creating data- and visually-driven projects across more than 20 publications in a newsroom of 100-plus journalists
  • Senior Software Engineer (November 2017-July 2021) – build and improve internal tools used across departments, with a focus on editorial enhancements; projects include implementing article locking, autosaving and content types

McClatchy, Washington, D.C.

  • Data Developer (September 2015-November 2017) – build data tools, such as election result system and document uploader, and manage vendor tools, such as Datawrapper and Maps4News, for all 30 McClatchy newsrooms; created company-wide communities for data journalists and news developers; lead training sessions for D.C. bureau; advise local newsrooms on data and investigate projects; occasionally create or collaborate on custom graphics, such as health care vote predictions, power outage search tool and refugee map

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

  • Mobile Innovations Producer (August-September 2015)– producer for Project Rainbow
  • Local Data Projects Editor (January 2013-August 2015) – manage medium- and long-term journalism and technology projects for the local desk: crime, election results, transportation, education
  • Special Projects and News Applications Producer (June-December 2012) – manage projects and develop applications for the newsroom, including a Document Cloud uploading + publishing app built in Django and improved user submission forms using Google App Scripts and JavaScript
  • World and National Security Producer (June 2011-May 2012) – oversee digital production for two key coverage areas; coordinated coverage for Zero Day multi-part special report on cybersecurity
  • Health, Science, Environment and Wellness Producer (December 2010-May 2011) – oversee digital production for three areas of national coverage (health, science and environment) and one area of Local Living coverage (wellness)
  • Led efforts as a section producer to improve workflow in the CMS and streamline story production
  • Create site corrections/suggestion form

Georgetown University

Howard University

  • Adjunct Lecturer (September-December 2018) – teach undergraduate-level web development class for journalism, media and communications students

Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

  • Adjunct Lecturer (September 2011-December 2012) – train and coach graduate students at DC campus on digital publishing methods and tools for the National Security Journalism Institute’s reporting project

Publish2, Lansdowne, Va.

  • News Innovation Manager (September 2009-November 2010) – worked with journalists and news organizations to use content- and link-sharing tools; provided support for more than 10,000 registered users; oversaw bug reporting; conducted new feature and quality assurance testing; work on front-end web development, including HTML/CSS and some PHP; worked with product-development team in Agile process; managed Wired Journalists network; conducted research

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas

  • Web News Intern (June-August 2009) – planned and created new JFK page using the SIMILE Exhibit framework; co-created engagement strategy proposal and social media best practices guide; reported breaking and daily news stories for online and print; trained journalists to use social and other tools; occasionally worked as online producer and manager of main Twitter account; managed main Facebook fan page; created a hub page of staff Twitter accounts

CoPress, The Internet

  • Adviser (June 2009-February 2010)
  • Podcast Producer/Co-Host (August-November 2009) – produced, recorded and co-hosted College Media Lab (formerly This Week in CoPress) podcasts, which included interviews with innovative student journalists, as well as media and technology professionals
  • Team Member and Co-founder (August 2008-November 2009) – worked with team to create a community, hosting solutions and a technical support network for student news organizations
  • Community Director (November 2008-May 2009) – managed social media presence; recruited new members and partner organizations; managed discussion forum

The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.

  • Editor at Large for Online and Multimedia (Fall 2008-Spring 2009) – advised online and multimedia production for; conducted video shooting and editing training sessions
  • Editor in Chief (Fall 2007-Spring 2008) – managed print and online news operations for twice-weekly newspaper; oversaw an editorial staff of more than 100; implemented video reporting; emphasized breaking news online; planned and oversaw creation of a new Web site using WordPress, which launched in August 2008
  • Other roles (Fall 2005-Summer 2008) – news editor, assistant news editor, page designer, copy editor, videographer, video editor, news reporter, arts and entertainment writer, theater critic, photographer; art director for summer 2008 special edition

The Miami Herald, Miami, Fla.

  • Metro Intern (May-August 2008) – wrote news and feature stories for daily Broward Metro section, including an enterprise piece about Alzheimer’s patients who wander from their caregivers and a story about a police K-9 memorial service; wrote breaking news for online; shot and edited nine videos and six photos; contributed to video task force
  • Freelance Writer (June-August 2005) – wrote news feature stories for weekly Broward Neighbors section

St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.

  • Freelance Correspondent (August-September 2007) – interviewed and compiled information from University of Miami students for a story on unsolicited loans

South Florida Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • Metro Intern (June-August 2007) – worked as a beat reporter covering four municipalities; wrote news and feature stories for daily Local (metro) section, including coverage of a park no one could afford to run; contributed to summer intern blog

Ibis yearbook, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.

  • Staff Writer (Spring 2006-Spring 2007) – wrote stories on topics such as former President Bill Clinton’s on-campus remarks and an event with Firefox co-creator Blake Ross

Jewish Journal and Shalom Today, Forum Publishing Group, Deerfield Beach, Fla.

  • Reporting Intern (July-August 2006) – wrote news and feature stories for weekly publication aimed at Jewish communities in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, including a feature about a Klezmer fusion band and a profile of a rabbi


  • Voices from the Future of Journalism – front-end developer for Poynter College Fellowship 2009 site, a side project I worked on with two other fellows; worked on planning and requirements, as well as implemented the designer’s mockups by modifying the default WordPress theme using HTML, CSS and PHP
  • Multimedia Standards – producer/project manager for site offering expert insights and commentary on journalistic multimedia storytelling; recorded and edited audio interview; other duties included quality assurance, copyediting and building profile pages (March-May 2009)
  • Special Olympics Live – “behind the scenes” webcasting team member, social media director (January-February 2009)
  • My Role Model – social media director, design team member, videographer and video editor for a project highlighting stories about the being a role model to high school students (October-December 2008)
  • Special Olympics South Florida – videographer and video editor for athlete profile project (September 2008-November 2008)
  • Witnessing History in the West Grove – led a video team to document the stories of local residents on Election Day; videographer and video editor (November 2008)
  • Fish At Bay – videographer, video editor, photographer, writer and copy editor for site about Biscayne Bay (January-May 2008)
  • National Park Service – audio reporter, audio editor, photographer and writer for two profile projects (November 2007-May 2009)


  • The Linchpen – maintain a personal blog about online journalism, journalism education and assorted other topics (November 2007-present)
  • Tomorrow’s News, Tomorrow’s Journalists – co-administrator and contributor to international blogging ring of young journalists (August 2008-August 2009)
  • My First Job – contributed to Sun Sentinel intern blog, which is no longer online (June-August 2007)
  • China travel blog – contributed to class travel blog during six-week feature writing study abroad trip (May-June 2007)


  • Language: conversational Spanish speaking skills, proficient in reading and understanding spoken language
  • Coding: Python/Django, HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, PHP, SQL
  • Software (Mac, Windows, Linux): WordPress, including themes and plugins; Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro; Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator


Society of Professional Journalists


Horizon Interactive Awards 2009

  • Gold, College and University, Special Olympics Live
  • Gold, Public Service / Non-Profit, Special Olympics Live
  • Gold, College and University, Witnessing History in the West Grove

Broadcast Education Association, Student Interactive Multimedia Competition (group projects)

National Press Photographer Association

Florida College Press Association

Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholar 2005


Online News Association

  • Board of Directors (2013-2019)
  • Conference programming committee (2015)
  • Conference live video streaming team leader (2009-2013)
  • Have An Impact, Then Measure It” co-presenter (2012)
  • ONA DC meetup volunteer (2009-2014)
  • 10th anniversary committee member (2009)
  • Member (2008-present)


BarCamp News Innovation

  • “The new LAMP stack (Literature, Art, Music and Poetry): What the analog  humanities can teach us about digital media” presenter (2014)
  • Measuring Journalism by Impact” co-presenter (2013)
  • “New Metrics” presenter and “3 metrics that matter: workshop following a.m. session” co-presenter (2012)
  • GitHub for News” (2011)
  • Rethinking Our Thinking” presenter (2010)
  • Attendee (2009-2014)

Society of Professional Journalists

We Media

  • Managed team of livebloggers and curators (2010)
  • Co-managed team of livebloggers, tweets and videographers (2009)
  • Attend annual spring conference in Miami (2007-2010)

Society for News Design

Poynter College Fellowship

  • One of 40 students to participate in annual 12-day fellowship, which included workshop-style sessions and reporting (May 17-29, 2009)
  • Guest speaker at 2010 Poynter College Fellowship

Beyond Bootcamp 2009

  • Audio workshop assistant – assisted workshop teachers and students with teaching SoundtrackPro, identifying audio story ideas and editing narratives


University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.

  • Graduated summa cum laude with a double major in journalism and political science, minor in Spanish
  • President’s Honor Roll, Provost’s Honor Roll, Dean’s List

Summer study abroad

Design and Photography in Spain

  • Shot and edited photos, designed print newspaper and magazine pages and wrote two feature stories [site deactivated]

Feature Writing in China

  • Wrote feature stories for class Web site and kept a travel blog [site deactivated]

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