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Work experience

Jul 2009Present

Freelance print reporter and photographer

East Penn Press

  • Contributed on a weekly basis
  • Worked as a paid freelancer
May 2009Present

Production Intern


  • Shadowed and assisted photographer and reporter teams during field interviews to set up lighting and video equipment
  • Provided research and newsgathering support to reporters
  • Served as fill-in reporter on field interviews when regular staff was unavailable
Mar 2007Present

Freelance News Writer

  • Wrote news articles on a freelance basis to the Daily Cardinal
  • Submitted work to La Comunidad, a Spanish daily, requiring investigation, interviewing and writing in Spanish
  • Blogged for Project Youthanize, a website with a mission to present national news in a perspective relevant to students
  • Submitted and followed-up numerous Wisconsin public records requests
  • Interviewed and interacted with UW university, police, local government and state government officials
  • Trained for an editorial position at the Daily Cardinal student newspaper


Jan 2007Present


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Additional Activities

Mifflin Over Freakfest Halloween Campaign

Madison, WI – Oct 2008

Organization Founder, Promoter and Spokesperson

Socratic Lounge Student Discussion Group

Madison, WI – Feb 2007 – Aug 2007

Organization Chair and Founder

Datzky Montessori Elementary School

Allentown, PA –  April 2006 – June 2006

Paid Spanish Teacher


AECOM Founding Chairman Scholastic Recognition Program –  April 2008, April 2009

Two-time scholarship recipient

Vidzeme Augstskola Summer School Scholarship –  July – August 2008

Received scholarship to participate in a three-week summer program in Latvia which focused on journalism education, hands-on documentary reporting and training from European professionals and academics. Work culminated in a four-minute video package on Latvian relations with ethnic Russians


proficient with Adobe Flash, Sound Studio, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe InDesign and GIS
  posess native fluency in Spanish and Spanish writing conversational in French and German, written and spoken  
proficient in still photography and indoor lighting setup