Resume

Experience

The Seattle Times – News Producer

  • May 2016 – present
  • Create, edit and format content for Times’ digital products
  • 20-30 hours spend working a breaking news shift available for all web editing and social media needs of the newsroom. Project management, design and writing for various projects, including the Seattle Newcomers Guide and Neighborhood Guide.

Tampa Bay Times - Breaking News Online Editor

  • May 2015 – May 2016
  • Web editing, news editing and curating, project management
  • Responsible for creating a streamlined breaking news experience online by curating homepage, posting on social media, and enhancing written stories with interactive maps and graphics. Project management for feature projects using the lede.js templating system, nunjucks macros and other open-source databases. See Home Team 100 

Reese News Lab - Capitol Hound Intern

  • May 2014 – July 2014
  • Web development, sales and reporting
  • Pilot launch of Capitol Hound, an audio and transcript database based in PHP that is a journalistic tool to create more transparency in North Carolina’s state government

Mother Nature Network - Video Intern

  • June 2013 – August 2013
  • Online News Aggregate on Sustainable Living
  • Edited both editorial and sponsor video material in Final Cut Pro. Worked in the Content Management System for written content.

VIF International Education - Curriculum and Instructional Design Intern

  • January 2013 – current
  • Education company focused on bilingual and multicultural curriculum development
  • Edited and contributed to the bilingual curriculums (Spanish) for Global Gateway and Global Connections programs. Part of the production of an interactive ebook curriculum for teachers in both English and Spanish.

Daily Tar Heel - Staff Writer

  • September 2011- May 2012
  • Newspaper – Chapel Hill, NC
  • Learned to take on imprecise assignments and research extensively to craft stories, experience in maintaining relationships with PR departments of universities and firms

Fundación Aliarse – Teaching Coordinator, English Teacher

  • May-July 2012
  • NGO – Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Part of a fifteen-person team that founded, created curriculum, and taught in a bilingual summer school for underprivileged children ages 3-11, experience in working in a multicultural environment, elementary education, and fundraising

Familias de Esperanza – Assistant Teacher

  • August 2010
  • NGO – Antigua, Guatemala
  • Volunteered in preschool classroom and taught English skills to underprivileged children, experience in Spanish conversation and non-profit model

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Journalism and Mass Communication Interactive Multimedia, Romance Languages Hispanic Literature and Cultures 2015

Skills

  • User Experience Testing design document, persona development
  • Spanish Language fluency, translation
  • Project Management Group coordination and communication, goal-based project completion
  • Social media analytics, production
  • Editorial reporting, writing, web-based writing, fact-checking, copy editing, video (Final Cut Pro), CMS management
  • Adobe Suite Illustrator, Indesign, InCopy, Photoshop
  • Web CSS/HTML, AJAX, Django/Python, PHP, JavaScript and jQuery

Awards and Honors

2015 – Stuart Sechriest Award to the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Visual Communication
2014 – UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication – Canady International Award
2014 – Sigma Delta Pi UNC-Chapel Hill - Spanish Honor Society
2011-2015 – UNC Chapel Hill – Deans list
2012 – Gold Award in High School Journalism by the Columbia Press Association
2011 – NC Scholastic Media Association – 1st place feature writer
2011 – Spanish Honor Society – Senior Scholarship