Resume

EDUCATION

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, M.S. Honors (August 2013-May 2014)

Coursework: Interactive Design, Writing about Social Injustice, Data Visualization, Food Writing. Wrote about politics, women’s issues, urban development, language, and health.

University of Pennsylvania, B.A. Summa Cum Laude (September 2009-May 2013)

GPA: 3.85. Major in English and minor in journalistic writing. Coursework: Arts & Culture Journalism, Political Journalism, Advanced Nonfiction Writing, Documentary Writing.

University of Oxford, Junior Year Abroad (October 2011-June 2012)

Visiting student in English Language & Literature. Studied creative writing, Shakespeare, 18th century literature, dictionaries and dictionary-making, and 20th century literature.

 

EXPERIENCE

New York Times, Washington Post, Saveur, Paste Magazine, et al. (August 2014-Present) New York, NY

Freelance Writer: Contributed essays and articles to NYTimes.com, WashingtonPost.com, Saveur.com, Narrative.ly, Golf.com, PasteMagazine.com.

Departures (February 2015-July 2015) New York, NY

Assistant Digital Editor: Duties include writing and reporting articles, web production work, social media, fact-checking, proofreading, editing, basic Photoshop tasks, and writing headlines and subheads.

Entertainment Weekly (August 2014-February 2015) New York, NY

Longform Intern: Helped launch and run EW.com’s longform program. Worked with HTML and CSS, proofread stories, arranged layouts, contributed reporting.

Real Simple (June 2014-August 2014) New York, NY

Editorial Intern: Reported and wrote food, health, and lifestyle stories for RealSimple.com. Assisted with social media and administrative work.

Saveur (March 2014-May 2014) New York, NY

Digital Editorial Intern: Produced and wrote photo galleries, recipe pages, and menus, using Drupal and Photoshop. Assisted with social media posts.

34th Street Magazine (January 2011-May 2013) Philadelphia, Pa

Features Editor: Edited and packaged a weekly feature, including pieces on undocumented students, financial aid, and Philadelphia’s drag scene. Wrote headlines, sidebars, and multimedia content. Music Editor: Wrote and edited content for a weekly section online and in print. Organized a writing staff. Contributed features, Q&As, and reviews.

Penn Appétit Magazine (January 2011-December 2012) Philadelphia, Pa

Blog Editor and Story Editor: Increased traffic to website by 200% and Twitter following by 400%. Edited blog posts and print stories. Organized a writing staff and edit calendar. Wrote restaurant reviews, recipes, and essays both for the blog and the print magazine.

Hearst Magazines International (June 2012-August 2012) New York, NY

Fashion Intern: Assisted fashion editors with photoshoots and spreads.

Isis Magazine (April 2012-June 2012) Oxford, UK

Web Editor: Copyedited and wrote for the website.

WXPN 88.5 (May 2011-September 2011) Philadelphia, Pa

Music Journalism Intern: Wrote concert recaps, album reviews, Q&As, and daily news items.

 

AWARDS

Lilian and Benjamin Levy Award for best review of a book, CD, play, or movie.

First Place (2013) and Second Place (2011)

 

SKILLS

HTML, CSS, Javascript; basic Photoshop; Twitter and Facebook; Editing, Reporting, Proofreading and Writing

 

VOLUNTEER WORK

Minds Matter (October 2014-Present) New York, NY

Writing Advisor: Teaching writing and grammar to high school juniors.