Resume

Professional Experience:

Assistant Travel Editor - Weather.com/The Weather Channel -  New York NY (July 2014 – Present)
Write about travel and put together photo slideshows for the website, and cover breaking news about storms during severe storms.

Freelance Journalist- Various -  New York NY (October 2012 – July 2014)

Written long form, web and blog pieces for Nautilus, The Ascender, Narratively, WhatToExpect.com, Inside New York, Spectrum, Columbia’s School of Social Work news website, The Columbia Journalist. 
Editorial Intern- Nautil.us, New York NY (February 2014 – June 2014)
Write for the blog and website. Fact-check, proofread and copy-edit articles for the website and quarterly magazine. Conduct research. Pitch articles for the magazine and blog. Other administrative tasks as needed.
Magazine InternAudubon Magazine, New York NY (Sept 2013 – February 2014)
Report and write articles for Audubon Magazine’s blog, website and the front of the magazine.  Fact-check “Audubon In Action” and other front of magazine articles.  Copy edit articles before issue closes.  Conduct research for upcoming issues.   Contribute tweets to the magazine’s twitter account.
Editorial InternBon Appétit Magazine, New York NY (Jan – May 2012)
Assisted the Editorial department.  Responsible for responding to BA Readers requests as part of BA Reader Services, RSVP Section Recipe research and request processing, transcribing audio interviews, proof reading recipes for website, pitching & brainstorming story ideas with editors for website & blog.  General admin, errands and other assistance staff.
Staff Writer & Theater ColumnistInside New York, New York NY (June 2011 – Aug. 2012)
Reviewed theatre, restaurants, food and other cultural events for Inside New York Guidebook & blog.  Wrote neighborhood introductions for guidebook.  Wrote column about New York Theatre for monthly theatre column and reported about upcoming plays on Broadway and Off-Broadway.
Field Reporting InternWOR 710 NewsTalk Radio, New York NY (Jan – Feb 2012)
Field reporter responsible for collecting and editing sound clips for the air.  Involved interviewing the public on current events & issues and reporting on local news.  Transcribing clips.
Photo Department InternCondé Nast Traveler Magazine, New York NY (Oct – Dec. 2011)
Research for yearly Gold & Hot lists, Photo research for potential photoshoots, scheduling of locations and models for photoshoots, gathering PR materials from hotels.  Handled invoices and wire transfers, photo returns and other general office admin.  
Communications & Conferences Intern - Theater Communications Group (TCG), New York NY (Oct – Dec 2011)
Contributor to the TCG Circle Blog, wrote press releases, proof read internal communications and publications, grant and other research.  Data Entry and statistics and substantial research for Theatre Timeline for website.   General admin.  

Education:

Columbia University School of Journalism, New York NY – May 2013
MS. Journalism, (Magazine Concentration).  Additional coursework in photojournalism, covering conflict, science, the environment and heath, literary journalism, and neighborhood beat reporting in Midtown Manhattan.  
Columbia University School of the ArtsNew York NY – May 2012
MFA Theatre Arts: Playwriting. Mentored by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire for thesis project.  Substantial additional coursework in film & TV writing, Arts Criticism/Journalism (with Linda Winer), theatre history, adaptation and directing (with Gregory Mosher).  Awarded Theatre Arts Fellowship for Academic merit & Shubert Fellowship.
London School of Economics and Political ScienceLondon England – July 2009
BSc. International Relations (2:1 Honors). Substantial coursework in Human Rights & International Law, Ethics of War, Strategic Aspects of IR, Foreign Policy.  Competed for inter-varsity debate team.

Skills & Other:

Languages: Bilingual (Fluent in French & English), 
Membership: Society of Professional Journalists
Skills:  Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Pro, iMovie, Final Cut, Social Media, WordPress, Translation, Photography, Film (8mm & HD)
Other: Lived in Toulouse, France for 14 years and London, England for 3 years, Travel with LSE Grimshaw Society, Playwright & Theatre Director, Screenwriting.