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EDUCATION

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York, N.Y.
M.A. Journalism—Health and Science Reporting
August 2015 – Expected December 2016

Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Ga.
B.A.—Literature and Criticism
August 2006 – May 2010

 

EXPERIENCE

TCTMD.com – New York, N.Y.
June – August 2016
Intern – Jason Kahn Fellowship in Medical Journalism
Wrote and reported on the latest news in interventional cardiology for an audience of healthcare providers including breaking news stories, major changes in industry standards and the latest studies on heart health.

Power Home Remodeling Group, Wilton, Conn.
September 2014 – August 2015
Direct Marketing Representative
Engaged with dozens of perspective customers daily using prepared marketing pitches to encourage participation in sales demonstrations about energy efficient exterior remodeling materials.

Slooh.com, East Hartford, Conn.
August 2013 – July 2014
Web Content and Programming Manager
Coordinated appearances by experts in astronomy and astrophysics from NASA, JPL and the B612 Foundation for live webcast. Managed multiple social media accounts for live shows. Created short videos and informational pages for the members-only astronomy website.

Cox Radio, Atlanta, Ga.
January – August 2013
Events Coordinator
Engaged with listeners during promotional events and contests. Aided on-air talent with meet-and-greets and on-location recorded announcements in metro Atlanta.

United States Peace Corps, Republic of Vanuatu
September 2010 – October 2012
Primary Teacher Trainer and Editor-in-chief of The Van-American – The Volunteer Magazine
Participated in 200 hours of teaching and cross-cultural training. Trained more than 50 teachers in English literacy, teaching techniques and classroom management strategies. Coordinated community planning and leadership workshops focused on youth development. Directed content and design for four print issues of the magazine, which focused on exploring the cultural exchanges and experiences of volunteers.

NCAA.com, Valdosta, Ga.
January – May 2010
Intern – Sports Beat Reporter
Reported weekly on Division II men’s tennis games during the regular season and playoffs.

 

SKILLS

Software/Platforms/Coding: Javascript and JQuery, HTML and CSS, Adobe Photoshop and Premiere, Pro Tools 12, WordPress, Drupal, Google Analytics and Drive, Telestream Wirecast
Hardware: Canon 60D and 70D dSLR cameras and C100 camcorder, Marantz PMD661
Languages: English and Bislama (South Pacific Creole)