Spectrum ⎮ New York, NY ⎮ 11/2019 to Present
Engagement Editor: Spectrum is the leading source of news and expert opinion on autism research. I post our stories to social media with creative and engaging sells, prepare analytics reports using Google Analytics, run paid advertising campaigns on Facebook, Twitter and Google, host monthly webinars and plan events. In one year and eight months, I have increased Spectrum’s page views 40 percent, Facebook page likes 60%, Twitter followers 47% and Instagram followers 110%.
Writer & Producer: In December 2020, I created the weekly Spectrum Community Newsletter to discuss and analyze research papers the autism research community is talking about. I have also produced and narrated multiple videos, one of which won a 2021 Silver Telly Award, and serve as the site’s podcast host.
Pattrn ⎮ New York, NY ⎮ 08/2018 to 11/2019
Writer & Producer: I created videos for The Weather Channel’s science-and-tech-focused social brand, Pattrn. The videos I produced have been viewed over 800,000 times. Those include videos on climate change’s effects on tourism, how a border wall would affect wildlife and how the poor were most affected by Puerto Rico’s blackouts after Hurricane Maria. I also helped create the brand’s social strategy and voice.
VICE News ⎮ Brooklyn, NY ⎮ 04/2017 to 11/2019
Social Editor & Video Strategist: Posted all videos to social media using creative, but short, sells and ran the $40,000 monthly Facebook ad budget for the VICE News page.
Reporter & Producer: Reported and wrote several articles; wrote and produced videos that have gained millions of views, including about the 2018 Oklahoma teachers’ walkout and the biology of opioid addiction.
Rockets Are Cool ⎮ New York, NY ⎮ 06/2016 to 04/2017
Social Media Editor/Producer: Wrote scripts, produced viral videos and expanded the social media presence of The Weather Company’s Facebook-native science and technology website that averaged over 50 million video views per month. Webby Award nominee, Social Education & Discovery (Video).
New York University ⎮ New York, NY ⎮ 08/2014 to 12/2015
Master of Arts, Journalism
Concentration: Science, Health and Environmental Reporting
University of Illinois ⎮ Urbana, IL ⎮ 08/2010 to 05/2014
Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Molecular and Cellular Biology Honors Concentration
✔️ Voice Over
✔️ Digital Photography
✔️ Digital Videography
✔️ Google Analytics
✔️ Sprout Social
✔️ Social Media Advertising
✔️ Entrepreneurial Journalism
✔️ Adobe Premiere Pro
✔️ Adobe Photoshop
✔️ Adobe Audition
✔️ Final Cut Pro X
✔️ Microsoft Office
2021 Silver Telly Award Winner, Online General – Science & Technology
Kavli Symposium on the Future of Science Journalism Rapporteur
2017 Webby Award Nominee, Social Education & Discovery (Video)
Women in Science Writing: Solutions Summit Travel Fellowship
Society for Neuroscience Science Journalism Student Award
National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Science Writing Scholar