Professional Experience

Tech Reporter, Built In Boston                                            August 2016-Present

I am the primary tech reporter for Built In Boston, the No. 1 online community for tech and startups. Tech companies, from seed funded to Fortune 500, look to Built In to build awareness amongst their local tech community, promote their unique story and connect them with top talent. 

Staff Writer, Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC          December 2014-August 2016

As a staff writer for Digital Marketplaces at Boston.com, I covered the jobs section for the Greater Boston area, pitching, writing, and editing 10+ stories per week for this news organization with more than 5 million unique visitors per month. I also helped manage our social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter. As the jobs writer, I wrote numerous profiles of entrepreneurs, CEOs, and self-starters, and dove into fascinating local trends like the tech boom, and changes in the health and education industries. Since taking over sole staff reporting duties for the jobs section in the final months of 2015, my section drew an average of 386,387 monthly visits over the first six months of 2016 — a 72 percent increase over the monthly average for all of 2015.

Teaching Assistant, Boston University                           September 2013-December 2014

As a teaching assistant for a Communication 101 course, I designed lesson plans and exams about communication and the media for three semesters of BU college freshmen. I also led weekly discussion sessions with ~20 students and graded their classroom work and exams.

 Internships

Staff Writer, Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC          May 2014-December 2014

As a staff writer for Boston.com, I pitched, wrote, and edited 15+ stories per week for the region’s leading digital destination for information on all things Boston. My beat included everything from breaking news and crime, to higher education, culture, science, technology, and real estate. 

Education

Boston University, Boston, MA                                         MA in Journalism, 2014

Concurrent Employment:  I served as the Neighborhoods and Opinions Editor for the university news service (BU News Service). This entailed covering breaking news and trends and events in the Boston area, in addition to editing any stories or opinion pieces that came to my desk each day.

University of Delaware, Newark, DE                             BA in English with minors in history and journalism, 2013

Concurrent Employment: I served as Executive Editor for the independent, student-run university newspaper (The Review) from 2012-2013, and was a Writing Fellow and Peer Tutor for the university’s Writing Center from 2011 to 2013. I also worked as a Writing Tutor for ESL students (2012-2013), and was the Research Assistant to English literature professor Dr. Iain Crawford (2012).

 Awards

I was the recipient of the Lindsey Marie Bonistall Award for excellence in journalism in 2012.

Skills

·      Windows & Mac

·      OS Platforms

·      MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

·      Photoshop 

·      Wordpress

·      Final Cut Pro X

·      SEO best practices

·      FOIA requests

·      Data journalism

 ·      Media law

·      Mobile and backpack journalism