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EDUCATION:

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
M.S. (Broadcast concentration), May 2008
– Special coursework in radio news and documentary production
– Graduated with honors in deadline reporting

University of Chicago
B.A. (Biology), June 2002
– Specialization in ecology and evolution


RADIO EXPERIENCE:

Southern California Public Radio
Freelance Reporter, July 2011 – present
– Initiated, reported and produced several special series for shows at the station
– Cover local news and produce features for broadcast
– Record audio elements, take photographs and shoot video for multimedia features on the show’s Web page

The Takeaway, WNYC
Freelance Producer, January 2009 – October 2010
– Edited audio and host copy for the broadcast
– Produced Web segments and researched, booked and pre-interviewed guests
– Wrote newscasts and helped execute the daily broadcast

Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR
Freelance Reporter, September 2010
– “Skating to an arena near you: men’s roller derby”

The Wow Effect Radio Show
Editor, March – July 2010
– Cut interviews for content and edited episodes
– Mixed broadcast and Web versions of the program

Uptown Radio, Columbia University
Reporter/Producer, February – May 2008
– Reported on sports issues and daily news events
– Produced, engineered and hosted the live program


TELEVISION EXPERIENCE:

The Buddha, David Grubin Productions
PBS documentary on the history of the Buddha
Intern, September 2009 – January 2010
– Researched and obtained archival footage for film projects
– Catalogued and maintained database of production materials

Birders: The Central Park Effect, Alternate Image Productions
HBO documentary on the birds and birding community of Central Park
Associate Producer, October 2008 – May 2009
– Developed storyline, researched, booked and interviewed subjects
– Organized shoot days, managed crew, and assisted director with filming
– Logged, transcribed and archived footage

BmX, Magnificent Bastards Productions
Documentary short film on BMX riders in the Bronx
Filmmaker, December 2007 – October 2008
– Wrote, filmed, produced and edited the feature for inclusion in The Masculinity Project

Stand Up: Muslim American Comics Come of Age, Potomac Media Works
Documentary film in the PBS series America at a Crossroads
Production Assistant, March – June 2007
– Checked transcriptions, organized tapings, managed deliverables
– Created marketing materials for distribution to film festivals

Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria, Azimuth Media
Production Assistant, March – June 2007
– Wrote anchor copy for weekly PBS television show on international news,
– Edited and updated the show’s website
– Tracked viewer responses from the Web and generated weekly reports for program sponsors


PRINT REPORTING:

amNewYork
Freelance reporter, February – November 2008
– Reported several news stories and features for the daily paper


AWARDS AND HONORS:

New Voices Scholar, 2012
The Association of Independents in Radio

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