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Multi-platform science and environment reporter with substantial experience in digital media, audio production and podcasting.
Bloomberg BNA, Arlington, Va. Sep. 2014—Present
Environment Reporter/Podcast Host
- I report on environmental policy developments in the courts, in Congress and at federal agencies. I currently specialize in covering climate and drinking water topics, but have previously covered pesticides, GMOs and other agricultural issues.
- I write in-depth, analytical stories and also cover breaking news, often on very short deadlines. My stories, written for an audience of attorneys and compliance officers, focus on intricate, technical policy issues and often deal with unresolved legal disputes.
- My reporting relies on sources throughout the EPA, USDA and other federal agencies. I regularly speak with some of the country’s top environmental attorneys to gain their expertise.
- I co-founded and am the primary host and producer of the biweekly environmental policy podcast, Parts Per Billion.
CEB, Arlington, Va. Oct. 2013—Sep. 2014
News Desk Analyst/Staff Writer
- I was a blogger at a business research firm producing short, timely blog posts for the firm’s clients on tight daily deadlines. I wrote two posts every day on topics ranging from corporate finance, developing strategic plans, managing talent and more.
Freelance Health & Science Journalism, Washington Jan. 2013—Oct. 2013
- I also produced podcasts for the International Monetary Fund in which I interviewed academic experts about economic issues in developing countries.
NPR, Washington Sep. 2012—Jan. 2013
Science Desk Intern
- I regularly reported and wrote posts on new scientific research for Shots, NPR’s health care blog. Produced on short deadlines, my posts translated complex scientific and medical concepts into easily understandable language for a lay audience.
- I also assisted the Science Desk’s senior reporting team in producing radio stories for air on Morning Edition and All Things Considered by conducting research and interviews, verifying facts and ensuring reporters’ written materials complied with NPR style guidelines.
- Additionally, I helped NPR achieve its social media goals by coordinating the Science Desk’s launch of a series of Twitter chats on health issues in the developing world.
Kaiser Health News, Washington May 2012— Sep. 2012
- I reported and researched news stories on health policy topics such as Medicaid, Medicare, the Affordable Care Act and health IT for The Washington Post, MSNBC, NPR, and other KHN partner organizations. For most stories, I initiated the reporting process, drafting pitches on my own and working with my editors to refine them.
- I also compiled a daily health news aggregation emailed every morning to tens of thousands of KHN subscribers. In addition, I carried out web duties such as uploading and formatting posts for KHN’s healthy policy blog, Capsules.
Investigative Reporting Workshop, Washington Aug. 2011—May 2012
- I collaborated with Charles Lewis, American University professor and former 60 Minutes producer, on the manuscript for his soon-to-be released book, “935 Lies,” by editing and fact checking several chapters. I was also was responsible for editing and formatting Lewis’ website, Investigating Power.
WAMU News, Washington March 2008—Aug. 2011
- I reported daily on-air stories about the D.C. region’s roads, trains and airports under intense deadline pressure. My reporting relied on a network of public and private sector sources I developed at the local, regional and national levels.
- I also provided weekly in-depth coverage to Metro Connection, WAMU’s local news magazine program. My reporting was honored with a Chesapeake Area Associated Press Broadcasters Award for breaking news coverage.
- My editors at WAMU assigned me to be the station’s first transportation beat reporter in 2010. I immediately worked to build up my knowledge base in this new subject area and, within a short time, was able to report on this topic with expertise and authority.
Connection Newspapers, McLean, Va. Jan. 2007—March 2009
Arlington County Reporter
- I was the sole reporter covering Arlington County for The Connection. I regularly wrote more than a half a dozen news articles each week on topics ranging from schools to arts to local politics to the environment. My reporting received several awards from the Virginia Press Association.
- I also collaborated with graphic artists and layout specialists on photography for my news stories and on the stories’ placement in our weekly publication. And I used social media to increase the reach of information to The Connection’s target audience.
The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Arlington, Va. July 2006—Jan. 2007
- I organized scripts for the program’s nightly broadcasts and compiled extensive research files on daily deadlines for the program’s on-air hosts and correspondents, including Jim Lehrer, Margaret Warner, Ray Suarez and Gwen Ifill.
American University, WashingtonM.A. in 2012
- Health, Science and Environmental Reporting
- Online News Production
- Data-driven Journalism
The University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.B.A. in 2005
- Political Science
Listening Lounge, Washington March 2009—Present
- Member of an organization of radio producers from the Washington-Baltimore region who meet monthly to critique each other’s work and collaborate on audio presentations and workshops.
Listening Institute, Duke University Center for Documentary Studies, Durham, N.C. Nov. 2009
- Participated in workshops, lectures and discussions with independent radio producers, Duke faculty members and Third Coast Audio Festival organizers.
Reporter’s Institute, Society of Professional Journalists, St. Petersburg, Fla. July 2009
- Received instruction from established broadcast journalists on topics ranging from diversity, ethics and document-driven reporting.
The Arizona Daily Wildcat, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz. Aug. 2005—Dec. 2005
- Wrote weekly opinion columns on topics ranging from national, local and campus issues.
KAMP Student Radio, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz. Sep. 2003—Dec. 2005
- Hosted an hour-long weekly news and music program.
Beltz Award for Editorial Excellence 2016
- Best News Reporting, for the story “EPA Panel Finds Glyphosate Not Likely to Cause Cancer”
- Best Feature Writing, for the story “As Zika Spreads, No New Funding for Insecticides”
- For the story “D.C. cracks down on prostitution”
- First Place: Breaking News Reporting
- Finalist: ShortDocs Challenge
- Third Place: Investigative Reporting
- First Place: Government and Public Safety Writing
- Second Place: Feature Writing Portfolio