About


I’m a journalist and web developer based in Tucson, AZ. I'm currently pursuing projects that involve data visualization, structured journalism, qualitative analytics, or digital archives. I write and report about emerging technology, physical science, and software systems.

I previously worked as a digital editor at IEEE Spectrum, where I shot and produced videos, led the product development of the website, and packaged in-depth features and special reports into engaging online experiences.

Contact Info

Résumé


EXPERIENCE

IEEE Spectrum, December 2007-March 2014

Senior Interactive Editor

  • Built interactive stories and trained the editorial, art, and production staff to use new digital tools
  • Worked directly with the web development team to create new features and improve the usability of the website and CMS; built prototypes and detailed requirements
  • Led two website redesign projects; contributed front-end design and development
  • Assigned, edited, and wrote features and news stories
  • Helped plan comprehensive special reports and weekly news coverage
  • Managed and recruited bloggers for five technology blogs; worked with several freelance video producers and writers
  • Shot, edited and produced dozens of videos; started a YouTube channel that has attracted millions of views

Previous position: Associate Editor

Completed Internships at IEEE Spectrum and Science Friday (NPR)

EDUCATION

M.A., Journalism (Science, Health, & Environment Reporting Program)

December 2007, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

B.S., Astronomy and Physics

December 2005, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA (with Honors, Cum Laude)

SKILLS

Multimedia Production:

Experience shooting video, still photos, recording radio-quality audio
Proficient with Final Cut, SoundSlides, ProTools, Photoshop, Hype, and other software

Web Technology and tools:

Proficient with HTML, CSS (& LESS, SASS, etc.), JavaScript (& jQuery, D3, etc.), Flash, Ruby, Python, SQL, Git

AWARDS/MEMBERSHIPS

American Business Media’s Jesse H. Neal Awards (highlights): Best Infographics (2016), Best Cross-Platform Package (2014), Best Theme Issue (2014, 2010), Best Use of Mobile (2013), Best News Coverage (2012), Best Website (2011, 2010), Grand Neal Award (2010)

ASBPE Awards of Excellence, Gold: Web Site Design (2014), Landing Page Design (2014)

TABPI Tabbie Award, Gold: Best b2b Website (2014)

National Magazine Award: General Excellence Among Thought Leader Magazines (2012)

Member: Online News Association, Investigative Reporters and Editors