New York University
May 2011
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York, NYMaster of Arts in Media, Culture and Communication
SUNY Albany
Aug 1999
State University of New York, Albany, NYBachelor of Arts in English, Minor in Journalism, Minor in Psychology

Professional Experience

Staff reporter
Jun 2012 – present
News Corp, New York, NY

  • Research, report on and write about news stories throughout Brooklyn
  • Take and edit photographs to accompany news stories
  • Write headlines and photo captions to optimize search engine results
  • Maintain calendar listings
Associate editor and writer
Jun 2011 – Jan 2012
All Over Albany, Albany, NY

  • Wrote feature blog posts related to upstate New York news and culture
  • Edited feature blogs written by contributors
  • Wrote blog posts based on aggregates of daily news cycles
  • Developed strategies for business growth
Staff Writer
May 1999 – May 2009
Albany Times Union, Albany, NY

  • Reported on and wrote about arts and entertainment (2007-2009); courts, crime, local and county governments, education and general assignment (2002-2007); and business news (1999-2002)
  • Managed the newspaper’s arts and entertainment blog
  • Filmed and produced short feature videos to accompany print and web stories

Volunteer Experience

Volunteer Educator
Sept 2011 – present
826NYC, New York, NY

  • Help local youth write children’s books as a way to foster literacy and creativity
  • Process content and assist in bookbinding for instant production
Volunteer Filmmaker and Organizer
Jan 2012 – Jan 2013
Paper Tiger Television, New York, NY

  • Create political and activist films for broadcast on cable access television and other venues
  • Assisted in the production and documentation of the Being the Media conference, February 2012
Public Relations Associate and League Representative
Jan 2010 – Dec 2012
Gotham Girls Roller Derby League, New York, NY

  • Write and disseminate press releases, as well as manage public relations software and social media sites
  • Act as public relations liaison to the media during public events
  • Film sports footage for television and web production
League Founder, Chair of Public Relations and Member of the Board of Directors
Feb 2007 – Sept 2009
Albany All Stars and Hellions of Troy Roller Derby Leagues, Albany, NY

  • Led league development, including skater recruitment, bout production and league management
  • Wrote press releases, held press conferences and was lead spokeswoman for both leagues

Additional Skills

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro
  • PC & Macintosh literate; basic HTML & online blogging software; Oracle Site Studio; adept at online search & social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Constant Contact
  • Proficient in academic research (JSTOR, LexisNexis, etc.) & critical analysis, especially in the social sciences