CV

WORK EXPERIENCE

The New York Times                                                                                                                                                                   Jan. 2016-Present

  • News Assistant: assist various desks in The New York Times newsroom with web production and editing tasks.
  • Briefings: Contributing writer on the Evening Briefings, the daily newsletter summarizing the top stories of the day, and Back Story team.
  • Pagination: Page design and production for A1 and feature sections.
  • Writing: stories featured in Metro, Styles, Real Estate and Smarter Living.

Freelance Writer/Editor                                                                                                                                                                      2008-Present  

News and lifestyle features

  •  Edible Vineyard (Vineyard Haven, MA): Assistant editor, quarterly food magazine, feature stories and editing on farming, food and policy
  • TakePart.com (New York, NY): TakePart World contributor, international development and women’s health
  • Brooklyn Magazine (Brooklyn, NY): Culture, food and tech features
  • New York Nonprofit Press (New York, NY): Social services coverage, state budget issues and features
  • Martha’s Vineyard Magazine (Edgartown, MA): Regular lifestyle and features contributor

Vineyard Gazette (Edgartown, MA)                                                                                                                                                           2010-2014

Weekly newspaper and daily website

Media Production                                                                                                                                                                                     2009-2015

Television and digital media

  • Production Assistant/Associate Producer: Arise News live weekend morning show, Arise & Shine writing news blocks for broadcast, segment research, booking, pre-interview, travel coordination and administrative support.
  • Production Assistant: NBC’s The Blacklist.
  •  Web-to-TV Development: Planet Forward Live (Washington, DC) Developed web-to-TV citizen journalism program on climate change, reducing carbon footprints and sustainable living. Pitched, produced, filmed and edited original multimedia videos for Planet Forward website and blog.
  • Intern: Dateline NBC.

Publishing                                                                                                                                                                                                2013-2015

James Beard Award Winning The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook: Menus from a Year on the Farm                                                                                         

  • James Beard Foundation: Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards, American Cooking, 2016
  • Marketing and Public Relations Assistant: Scheduling interviews, press events and coordinating media outreach with Little, Brown for cookbook by chef and 12th generation Island farmer Chris Fischer.
  • Social Media: Developed and implemented social media strategy for cookbook and events promotion.
  • Researcher: Researching historical archives, fact checking and conducting interviews for the cookbook.

EDUCATION

George Washington University (Washington, DC)                                                                                                                                    2006-2010

  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History, magna cum laude; minor in journalism
  • Merit Scholarship Award Winner; Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Ethical Culture Fieldston School (New York, NY)                                                                                                                                     1994-2006

SKILLS/ACTIVITIES

  • Copy editing/design: professional experience in MS Office programs, Adobe Photoshop, inDesign, iNews, Final Cut Pro
  • Video editing and filming
  • Still photojournalism
  • Basic SEO and HTML experience
  • Keynote Speaker: Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Symposium, 2013
  • Baking: Best in Show, Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair adult baking competition, 2014