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WRITING, RESEARCH, EDITING & PUBLISHING EXPERIENCE

Lady Parts Justice, New York, NY — Researcher/Jr. Writer

August  2016 – Present

Maintain documents, spreadsheets and files on various politicians, legislations, events in the reproductive justice space; prepare relevant briefs, social media material for various accounts; assist in drafting of comedic/educational copy; compile research, serve as news-desk and commentator and assist in production of Repro Madness podcast.

Various Publications — Freelance Reporter and Essayist

June 2016- Present

Pitch, report and write breaking news and feature stories, essays for various publications including Women’s Health, The Daily Dot, Bustle and Public Radio International (PRI).

Bustle, New York, NYPolitics Writer/Columnist

March  2016 – June 2016

Report, write and edit 4-6 columns, features or essays about the election per week; provide assistance on breaking news as needed.

MTV News, New York, NYNews Writer

February  2015 – February 2016

Report, write and edit 2-5 breaking news and feature stories about politics, global and national news and social justice each day; pitch long-form, multimedia and innovative projects; conduct phone, in person and on-camera interviews; cultivate relationships with writers, talent and influencers; co-manage social presence on Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter.

Watershed Post,  Margaretville, NY — Freelance Writer (Formerly Editorial and Business Intern)

May  2014 – December 014

Report, write, edit and post breaking and long-form news stories to Drupal website; turn out consistent, clean copy each day; cultivate relationships with a diverse group of sources.

The New Paltz Oracle, New Paltz, NY — Managing Editor (Formerly Features Editor and Copy Editor)
August 2013 – January 2014

Oversee the production of a weekly student newspaper from story pitches to distribution; manage staff of 14 editors and copy editors and assist with weekly newsroom duties; help maintain web and social media presence and organize live coverage of conferences and events (local, regional and national).

SKILLS, INTERESTS AND ACCOLADES


Computer, Print and Social Media:
Versed in AP Style and Standard Written English; proficient with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, ProTools, Audacity and Microsoft Office (Full Suite); proficient with WordPress, Drupal, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Klout, Storify, Social Flow and CrowdTangle; Enthusiastic love for new technology and online tools, social media and SEO; Basic understanding of HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Interests:
popular culture, politics, youth culture, sex positivity, intersectional feminism, internet culture, activism, folk music, theatre, social media, inventive storytelling, horror films, coffee, education, rhetoric, technology, data journalism, media ecology, enterprise reporting, new media, radio, literature, philosophy.

Accolades:
Commended by Center For American Progress
—for coverage of MTV’s documentary “White People.”

Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence for “Best Affiliated Website” (2011) — for The New Paltz Oracle.

SOCIAL MEDIA AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Let’s Keep Goin’, a culture, travel and quarter-life crisis inspired blog via Medium
Co-founder
January 2016- present

Writing personal essays about culture, travel and life between desk jobs; posts weekly/at whim.

Feminist Fiction, an online feminism, media and pop culture blog
Founder and Curator
May 2013- March 2015

Organize, aggregate and create biweekly content on popular culture and media through a feminist lens; facilitate discussions within community of readers; organize social media campaigns and conversations on subjects ranging from gender, sex, body and sex positivity, LGBTQ rights and other socially conscious subjects.
— Interviewed as source in Lisa Phillips’ 2014 book “Unrequited: Women and Romantic Obsession” for expertise on Internet culture, feminism and Tumblr communities.


EDUCATION


Bachelors of Arts, State University of New York at New Paltz,
Aug. 2014.Journalism with coursework in philosophy and literature.