Experience:

Multimedia Editor | Scientific American | October 2016-Present
Create videos to report on new research findings and explain scientific concepts to a broad general audience, from interstellar projectiles to the orchestra of the immune system. Research, shoot, write, edit, produce, and animate these videos. Assign stories to freelancers and top-edit their work. Coordinate with news team to collaborate on coverage. Train intern in software, shooting, and storytelling techniques and manage day-to-day tasks. Generate monthly reports to track viewership and video success. Streamline department workflow and create toolkits and templates to facilitate prompt story turnaround. Ensure proper documentation of assets and rights. Curate partner conten

Video Intern | Scientific American | December 2015-September 2015
Produced news and explainer videos for ScientificAmerican.com. Optimized and versioned stories for social media platforms. Created animations and motion graphics to illustrate complex topics like lead leaching into drinking water. Participated in studio and field shoots as videographer, producer, and audio technician. Recorded and edited voiceovers. Led data migration and archiving project for video department. Obtained rights to images and footage, and maintained documentation database.

Print and Online Intern | Popular Science | September 2015-December 2015
Pitched and wrote news stories and explainers for the web in a fast-paced, self-motivated environment. Wrote short pieces for the Next and Manual sections of the magazine, ensuring clarity and broad appeal. Covered science-art exhibits and lecture events. Edited video footage to accompany articles.

Copy Editor | SciencelineMay 2015-December 2015
Copy-edited stories, ensuring they conform to AP and Scienceline style guides. Wrote articles primarily focused on the environment and conservation, including peregrine falcon rehabilitation and invasive ladybeetles. Produced videos on injured bird rehabilitation, the microbial life of estuaries, and platypus biology.

ScienceWorld, SuperScience, and Science Spin Intern |Scholastic | May 2015-August 2015
Wrote features and news stories on diverse topics from the mission to Pluto to the physics of dog sledding to the discovery of minuscule frog species. Pitched stories that would appeal to our Grade 3-10 audience. Wrote and edited video scripts, hands-on-experiments, educational games, and teachers’ materials.

Health and Life Sciences Editor | Scienceline | December 2014-May 2015
Edited all biology and health articles for student-run news service. Wrote articles ranging from why cord blood is underused (syndicated on Scientific American) to why cougars and jaguars respond differently to human threats.

Associate News Producer | WNYU News January 2015-June 2015
Managed a team of 4 editors and 30+ reporters at NYU’s college radio station’s news division. Assigned stories, approved pitches, edited scripts and audio files. Wrote and produced stories. Packaged the best stories into 30-minute, twice-weekly episodes to air on FM radio. Led pitch meetings and equipment and software training sessions.

Producer | The Doppler Effect | September-December 2014
Produced content for a science-focused FM radio show, including a 15-minute feature on the resilience of subway rats. Pitched ideas and edited stories. Assisted executive producer in training sessions on audio production software.

Media Relations Intern | American Museum of Natural History  | July-September 2014
Interviewed museum scientists and wrote blog posts. Monitored online, television, and print news sources for the museum’s presence, including tracking metrics on articles that mention the museum. Performed administrative tasks for the communication department. Assisted in arranging interviews and meetings between members of the press and museum staff.

Summer Research Assistant |Caudy/Rosebrock Lab Group June-August 2012
Designed experiments to explore an original research question based on self-initiated observational data to identify factors that influenced mother-daughter cell separation issues in yeast crosses. Streamlined existing experimental procedures, which required precise record-keeping and a strong understanding of the underlying biological processes. Created and presented a poster to peers and faculty outlining the summer’s research.

Education:

New York University | M.A. in Journalism
Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program, Valedictorian

Princeton University |B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Skills:

Creative Software and Multimedia:
Adobe Creative Suite
Live switching and streaming
Scriptwriting
Field production
Directing
Graphic animation
Claymation and paper collage animation
Sound design
Voice acting
Social media video
Rights and archive management

Miscellaneous:
Copy editing
Speedy transcription
Event coverage
Conversational Spanish
Baking perfect cinnamon rolls
Surviving wild horse stampedes