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Skills

Arabic
Spanish
Newswriting
Final Cut Pro 7
AVID
Lexis Nexis
ENPS
iNews
HTML
Photoshop
Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office programs

Interest

- Documentary Production

- Broadcast Journalism Production

- Travel (visited over 30 countries)

- Volunteer work: on the board of philanthropic organization “Developments In Literacy” (dil.org)

Work experience

Jan 2013May 2013

Communications Intern

The White House

- Drafted briefing documents for top administration officials before their appearances on Sunday news shows

- Assisted in the setup of network and cable interviews with senior staff and President Obama

- Researched relevant news items for upcoming interviews

- Assembled compilations of news clips for White House officials

Jun 2011Dec 2012

Associate Producer & News Assistant

ABC7 Eyewitness News

- Worked closely with Executive Producer Milli Martinez on special project assignments

- Helped the ABC production team with live event coverage, including the LA Mayoral Debates

- Combed through ABC video (recent and archived) to find appropriate shots to use in newscasts

- Prepared scripts for news anchors and directors before and during shows

- Assisted the assignment editor using Twitter to find stories for 11PM newscast

Feb 2011May 2011

News and Documentaries Intern

MTV Networks

- Assisted on numerous shoots including press junkets

- Dubbed, digitized and transcribed footage.

Jan 2011May 2011

Intern with Reporter Lori Corbin

ABC7 Eyewitness News

- Assisted Corbin on numerous shoots, transcribed interviews, helped draft stories for ABC

Jun 2008Jan 2010

Intern

Explore.org (Annenberg Foundation)

- Assisted with PR and social media outreach, helping build relationships on behalf of Explore

- Dubbed, digitized and transcribed footage

- Assisted in film and documentary production

Education

Jan 2008May 2011

Bachelor of Arts

University of Southern California