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 mypoliticalpages.com, 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.

INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

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.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

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

Skills

  • 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.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

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

Education

Education
2001 - 2005

BA

http://www.american.edu

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.