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Work experience

Sep 2011Dec 2011

National Security and Politics Reporter

Medill News Service - Washington Bureau

Reported on national security issues including veterans health care, TSA programs, intelligence sharing and census issues for the Medill wire service in DC. Stories published by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Marketwatch, The Daily Caller, Vermont's Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times Argus, the Department of Defense's Early Bird publication and Military Times. 

Mar 2011Aug 2011

Intern

Medill Watchdog Initiative

Worked alongside Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Rick Tulsky to investigate politicians in the Chicago area to expose unethical political behavior. Filed FOIA requests, dove into public databases and contributed to conducted interviews. It's a long term initiative that continued after I left for Washington. 

Mar 2011Jun 2011

Community and Politics Beat Reporter

Medill News Service

Covered topics such as redistricting, food deserts, women leadership in city council and immigration policies in a variety of story forms including print, video, audio and graphics. Stories published at www.MedillNewsService.com and distributed to Chicago-area clients including The Times of Northwest Indiana with a daily circulation above 85,000, and the Austin Weekly News with a circulation of 13,000. 

May 2009Dec 2010

Account Executive

Anne Lewis Strategies, LLC

Advised clients on expansion and engagement of email communication and fundraising. Wrote content for the League of Conservation Voters, TrueMajority, Environmental Working Group, Kirsten Gillibrand, Jack Conway, Anthony Weiner, Paul Hodes, Barbara Mikulski, Kendrick Meek, Paul Begala and other leading progressive voices. Monitored list growth tactics and email fundraising results, and managed website development.

Feb 2006May 2009

Writer

The Varsity

Wrote for the opinion section at the University of Toronto's paper, the largest student newspaper in Canada with a circulation of 21,000.

Jul 2008Sep 2008

Domestic Policy Intern

Oxfam America

Assisted with national media event at Democratic National Convention. Wrote the official congressional hearing remarks for an Oxfam partner. Directly worked with the senior domestic policy advisor. Attended congressional hearings and wrote memorandums for staff.

Nov 2007Jun 2008

Blog and Social Networking Moderator/Intern

Hillary Clinton for President

Moderated the www.hillaryclinton.com blog and social-networking websites including Facebook, Myspace, Youtube, Twitter and Linked-In. Posted press releases and assisted with online advertising. Performed front desk operations and made GOTV phone calls.

Oct 2007Apr 2008

Contributing Writer

The Eagle

Wrote for the features section at the Eagle student newspaper at American University. The Eagle has a circulation of 8,000 papers. 

May 2007Aug 2007

Obituaries Editor/ Intern

Grosse Pointe News

Wrote columns, features, and news stories each week for the weekly community paper with a circulation of 12,000. As obituaries editor, I organized payments, wrote obituaries, spoke with community members and designed page layouts.

Education

Jan 2011Present

MSJ

Northwestern University

Concentration in public affairs reporting. Anticipated graduation December 2011.

Skills

Other computer skills
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe PageMaker, NewsEditPro, QuarkXPress, and Apple Works. Working knowledge of HTML, NGP, Wired For Change, Blue State Digital, Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe Soundbooth, Adobe Photoshop and Wordpress.
Social networking skills
Strong social networking skills including Facebook, Twitter, Storify, Dipity, Coveritlive.com and Livestream.

Certifications

Oct 2011Oct 2014

Hostile Environment and Emergency First Aid Training Course (HEFAT)

Centurion