Video Intern | Scientific American | December 2015-Present
Research, shoot, write, edit and produce news/explainer videos covering diverse areas of science (examples: vegan meringue chemistry, the sound of black holes colliding, lemur scent communication). Create animations and motion graphics to illustrate complex topics like lead leaching into drinking water. Participate in studio and field shoots as videographer, producer, and audio technician. Record and edit voiceovers. Optimize stories for different social platforms. Lead data migration and archiving project for video department. Obtain rights to images and footage, and maintain 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 | Scienceline | May 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.
New York University | M.A. in Journalism
Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program, Valedictorian
Princeton University |B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Creative Software and Multimedia:
Adobe Creative Suite
Claymation and paper collage animation
Social media video
Rights and archive management
Baking perfect cinnamon rolls
Surviving wild horse stampedes