Reporter at VentureBeat from 06/2016 to present
As the senior reporter for the Bots channel at VentureBeat, I write breaking news, features, and experiential reviews about bots and artificial intelligence that operate on chat app platforms and intelligent assistants like Siri and Alexa

Founder/Editor of Through the Cracks: Crowdfunding in Journalism from 08/2014 to present
Assign stories to contributing writers, consult media entrepreneurs, and explore best practices and unique ways small teams fund reporting and storytelling

Staff Writer at NewCo Shift in San Francisco from 08/2015 to 04/2016
Wrote the NewCo Daily newsletter and report original stories about Millennials, the on-demand economy, the future of work, and other converging trends changing cities and businesses. As the company’s first full-time editorial hire, I crafted NewCo’s editorial voice and shared stories with the NewCo community through the lens of tech, startups, cities, and impact

Community Manager at Scoopshot in Helsinki, Finland from 09/2014 to 12/2014
Created tasks based on trending hashtags and world news for a global community of more than 600,000 smartphone photographers. I also curated top photo and video content and shared popular posts in social media channels

Editor at Patch (AOL/HuffPost Media Group) from 08/2010 to 01/2014 in Imperial Beach and La Mesa, Calif.
As founder of Imperial Beach Patch, I worked with freelancers and engaged citizens to report breaking news, features, and general assignment stories. Managed social media channels and moderated website activity and user generated content


Video Producer at Media Arts Center of San Diego from 04/2010 to 08/2010 in San Diego
Shot, edited and published 3-minute videos about people or issues featured in articles for The People’s Post, a Media Arts Center of San Diego, Knight Foundation, and partnership

Contributing Writer at from 09/2009 to 06/2010 in San Diego
Reported politics and general assignment stories with a combination of text, photography, and video journalism

Editorial Intern at South Florida Sun Sentinel (Tribune Company) from 06/2008 to 08/2008 in Delray Beach, Fla.
Assigned to Metro and Online desks to cover breaking news, events and enterprise stories; one of two reporters dispatched to cover the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colo. by

Writing Coach/Researcher at Center for the Integration and Improvement of Journalism from 09/2007 to 05/2008 in San Francisco, Calif.
Advised and trained Mission High School newspaper staff on how to become better writers and reporters. When I wasn’t working with student journalists, I conducted research critical to the 2008 Native American Journalism Association’s Reading Red Report

Editorial Intern at Colorado Springs Gazette (Freedom Comm.) from 05/2007 to 08/2007 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Covered breaking news, events, and enterprise stories for the Metro desk

Fact Checker and Editorial Intern at Business 2.0 Magazine (Time Inc.) from 01/2005 to 05/2007 in San Francisco
Worked with editors and reporters to fact check stories scheduled for publication



B.A., Journalism with emphasis in print and online, Political Science minor, San Francisco State University, June 2008

As part of the Europe in the World international journalism program, I reported stories from Denmark, France, Holland, Italy and Turkey alongside classmates from the U.S. and European nations. Courses that accompanied these reporting projects were held at Hogeschool Utrecht in Holland and the Danish School of Media and Journalism from fall 2005 to spring 2006


  – 6 years of experience building audience through community engagement, both in social media and in-person outreach
– Manager of social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
– Leader with a history of working with teams to build editorial products and beat coverage from scratch
– Photographer who has worked for news organizations, nonprofits, and photo studios
– Maker of memes, GIFs, infographics, and other art for story promotion
– Trained deep web researcher with a passion for studies, datasets, and OSINT research tools
– Trained operator of a broad variety of apps and platforms to track newsworthy trending topics and crowdsourced content in social media
– Proficient user of software like Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, iLife and some Adobe Creative Suite


Patch PROPS Award in 2013 for outstanding collaboration with other Patch employees while maintaining low expenses and high engagement, traffic and revenue. This bi-annual award was given to four employees a year among 1,000 local editors nationwide

1st Place, San Diego Press Club Awards in General News, Daily Newspapers and Websites category for “Ecological Heart Attack Feared if IB Sand Closes Tijuana River” in 2013

Recipient of Florida Society of Newspaper Editors and Knight Foundation scholarship in 2010

Voted honors hood recipient by SF State Journalism faculty; chosen to deliver speech at department graduation


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