/My career so far
Master of information managementUniversity of Maryland - College Park
- Information architecture
- Social media
- HTML/CSS and PHP/MySQL
- Usability testing
Bachelor of arts in journalismGeorge Washington University
Graduated magna cum laude, with honors in journalism
Business intelligence analystDSK Solutions, McLean, Va.
Worked with association clients to analyze data in internal systems and website analytics.
Used Tableau to design and build data visualizations.
Developed and conducted training courses for clients in analysis and Tableau software.
Regional homepage editorThe Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
Curated one of the nation’s highest-trafficked homepages to show users important and interesting content.
Was part of the team that increased traffic by more than 50 percent in a year and made washingtonpost.com the top U.S. newspaper media website.
Utilized headlines, blurbs and pictures to increase user engagement.
Changed page design, content and appearance based on up-to-the-minute analytics.
Sent e-mail, text and social media alerts for breaking news.
Deputy metro editorThe Washington Times, Washington, D.C.
Supervised five reporters who covered local news.
Sharpened and improved stories by editing.
Ran social media accounts.
Adjunct professorGeorge Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Taught introduction to newswriting and reporting to undergraduates. Curriculum included:
- News and feature story structures
- Conducting interviews
- Writing ledes
- Grammar and AP style
- Ethics and libel
- News for the internet
Associate editorMarylandReporter.com, Columbia, Md.
Reported and edited stories about Maryland state government, focusing on the legislature.
Increased traffic 300 percent by redesigning website based on UX testing.
Prepared and sent daily newsletter to more than 5,000 subscribers.
Government/politics reporterThe Virgin Islands Daily News, St. Thomas, VI
Reported about state-level and federal government, politics and policy.
Investigated government corruption, fraud and deception.
Won several national reporting awards.
ReporterAshtabula Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ohio
Reported on politics, education, police and human interest items in the Ashtabula and Geneva areas.