Work History

Work History
2005 - Present

Freelance writer/editor

  • Wrote and edited articles and features for consumer and trade magazines and Web sites.
  • Contributed chapters to two political books on voting and state and local government, respectively.
  • Researched historical materials and interviewed subjects for an upcoming book on the 1980 election.
  • Credentialed member of the Senate Press Gallery covering congressional hearings for a DC newsletter publisher; reported on budget hearings for Homeland Security, Children and Youth, Disabilities, Community Health and Substance Abuse.
  • Developed and wrote lifestyle features for a DC-based monthly publication with a circulation of over 50,000.
  • Covered Mitt Romney dropping out of the 2008 presidential race for The American Spectator.
  • Provided photography to accompany my editorial and populate photo galleries.
2008 - 2009

Staff Reporter, IP Law & Business magazine

Incisive Media (formerly American Lawyer Media)

  • Wrote feature stories on how major corporations protect their intellectual property
  • Review court cases to write stories on trademark, copyright and patent law
  • Responsible for compiling "IP People on the Move" column
  • Shepherd copy through multiple stages of editing and production using InCopy and K4
2007 - 2008

Associate editor

Politics Magazine (formerly Campaigns & Elections)
  • Managed 15 correspondents and stringers for five regional political editorial Web sites; edited breaking news in a charged presidential campaign environment.
  • Edited and produced up to 10 web stories daily; supervised the whole editorial process, from concept development to final edits and photography.
  • Wrote one monthly feature on topics ranging from profiles of presidential candidates to general interest articles.
  • Wrote and edited front-of-the-book sections and designed Campaign Insider, a weekly e-mail newsletter covering the behind-the-scenes world of political campaigns.
  • On the redesign team for the magazine, collaborating closely with managing editor and design staff on new look and relaunch; on the launch team for, a social networking site.
  • Proofread and copyedited the magazine at multiple stages of production.
2006 - 2007

Staff writer

Politics magazine
  •  Wrote articles for the magazine and Web site on topics ranging from campaign technology to bellwether races; also wrote all content for the Campaign Insider newsletter.
  • Among the first to interview Congressman Keith Ellison, the nation's first Muslim member of Congress, after his election in 2006.


Assocation of Junior Leagues International

Junior League of the City of New York | 2008 - Present

Public Relations Committee

  • Write press releases, do media outreach to New York and national publications 

Junior League of Washington (D.C.) | 2007 - 2008

Bright Beginnings Committee

  • Volunteered twice a month at child development center for homeless children started by the Junior League of Washington
  • Helped organize 5K race to raise money for center


United Press International (Washington, DC) | 2004

  • Intensive writing internship for a leading international wire service.
  • Covered the 2004 presidential campaign; wrote various Election Day stories.
  • Wrote Q&A pieces on 10 challenger candidates in the 2004 congressional races.

The American Spectator (Arlington, VA) | 2003-2004

  • Full-time internship at a monthly political commentary magazine.
  • Wrote and researched articles for the magazine's Web site on topics including file-sharing, national security and public policy.


  • National Press Club
  •  Journalism and Women Symposium
  •  Society of Professional Journalists
  •  Ed2010


  • PC and Mac proficient
  • MS Office
  • Adobe CS4  
  • QuarkXPress
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Dreamweaver
  • Various content management systems and Web 2.0 tools
  • Proficient in AP Style
  • Speak conversational Spanish.


2001 - 2005


Professional coursework in photography at New York University; seminars at the National Journalism Center.

  • One of only four undergraduates selected for a master class in journalism taught by Washington Post editors and writers.