Social Media Manager
- Responsible for maintaining Twitter and Facebook accounts for monthly podcast
- Help devise strategy to grow audience and reach across all digital platforms
A digitally savvy freelance writer, editor, producer and storyteller. Spanish and Portuguese speaker.
Accomplishments: Improved traffic on my assigned vertical, recruited and worked with multimedia freelancers, wrote several of the top shared posts for PRI.org in 2015. *Note: This was a temporary, grant funded position.
Accomplishments: Led coverage of protests for the disappeared Ayotzinapa students in Mexico, which reached hundreds of thousands of people on all platforms and was widely shared in Mexico and the United States.
Accomplishments: Increased unique visitors by 18.45% (year over year) during budgets cuts. Launched new verticals that drove traffic, engagement and revenue.
Accomplishments: Doubled unique visitors for downtown/Midtown section on MiamiHerald.com and helped build an engaged online and in person community of contributors and followers.
Accomplishments: Wrote a three-part series that won an award, and a cover story for an alternative weekly in Charleston, S.C.
Accomplishments: Won three state awards in first two years as a reporter, wrote 10 to 12 stories a week under constant deadline pressure.
Personal essay in The Guardian
What happened to Todd: retracing my brother's steps to understand addiction
Writing at Public Radio International:
They were on opposite sides of protests about bringing refugees to Montana — but now they've formed an unlikely bond
A historically xenophobic metaphor has been used by Trump, Limbaugh, Obama —and us?
How an environmental lobbyist became an influential anti-refugee blogger
The 20-year-old activist who died trying to help rebuild a city
On air illustrated two way and digital piece:
Why it matters that the Kansas governor stopped resettling refugees
Cut and script with digital piece (wrote the script and the piece)
Why a lawyer wrote a legal brief partially in Klingon
Sample two-ways I helped set up with my sources:
Her Syrian cousin died on a migrant ship. This is the poem she wrote for him and other refugees
As Yemen descends into war, these young filmmakers defy the risk to capture the human stories
The youth protests that have shaken Armenia were years in the making
Writing/video production at Fusion:
Thousands of #BlackLivesMatter protesters swarm Mall of America -
Mexican students on why they burn down, not sit-in -
Majored in Geography and Urban Studies with minors in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.