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Journalism Experience

Production Assistant at "Reveal" from the Center for Investigative Reporting

• Studio audio engineering for our show’s host and reporters
• Editing 20-40 minute segments of Reveal to pass off to the lead engineers for mixing
• Managed and distributed weekly digital assets packages for use on Reveal’s website, public radio station sites and streaming platforms
• Communicated with contacts at our distributing platform and radio stations across America
• Published and updated digital content on the back end of Reveal’s website CMS
• Participated in research for ongoing investigations for future episodes of the podcast
• Managing deadlines for editors, producers and the social/web development team
• Contributed to more than 40 episodes of Reveal, some of which went on to win awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters & Editors, the Peabody Awards and the Best of the West competition

Freelance audio producer

• Studio audio engineering, tape syncs, editing, transcription creation and cleaning, subtitling for video
• Clients have included National Geographic, Slate, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Transmitter Media, InsideClimate News, Reveal, the New Yorker and a Netflix original show

News Intern at CBS Interactive

• Reported 16 stories for CNET, including one major scoop and one national breaking news story, both of which made it to the top of Flipboard and Pocket and were reposted by TechMeme
• Found, researched and reported an original longform feature story for CNET’s magazine
• Worked on the copy desk to edit and fact check stories published on the front page of CNET.com
• Scoured social media for breaking news and tips as it was happening to report on the site

Reporter at Mission Local

• Reported breaking news, features and longform stories on the San Francisco Police Department and the transit police for the digital hyperlocal news site Mission Local
• Utilized multimedia news package options including originally produced audio and video, interactive infographics and data visualizations

Education

Master of Journalism, May 2019

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Audio reporting concentration

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, 2017

Metropolitan State University, Denver

Print reporting concentration, minor in nutrition