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Informal Resume

Community/Project Manager

FREELANCE WRITING

Social Media Expert

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Education

Columbia University  (Current Student)

          M.S. Journalism expected graduation date 5/07,

University of California, Berkeley (Overall GPA: 3.62)

          B.A. Rhetoric, Graduated with Honors 5/04,

          B.A. Philosophy 5/04

Work Experience

Contributing Writer

  • Associated Content, BeyondChron.org, Block Magazine, Columbia Journalism Review, The Daily Californian, L Magazine, LiveDigitally.com, Mobile PC Magazine, New York Academy of Science Magazine, New York Times, Personal Democracy Forum, Plenty Magazine, Press Gazzette, Seedmagazine.com and Wired News

NewAssignment.Net

Editor, September 2006 to ...

  • NewAssignment.Net is an NYU journalism research project led by Jay Rosen. It is an experiment in open source journalism, to find ways for news organizations to perfect the practice of crowdsourcing.
  • As the beta-editor I am responsible for creating and editing daily content for the blog
  • I have also helped develope a project that will help test the theory of network journalism.

Seed Magazine (646) 502-7050     12 West 21st Street, 7th Floor

Web Editorial Intern, February 2006 to June 2006

  • This is a science and culture website that requires writers to grasp scientific jargon and trends. The goal is to tell the best stories that show how "science is culture."
  • Web interns are treated as staff writers. Without guidance I found and wrote science and culture features
  • I continue to freelance for the website
  • Brainstorm on how to best cover up and coming calendar or scientific events

Columbia Journalism Review (212) 854-1881Journalism Building, 2950 Broadway, Columbia University

Editorial Intern, September 2005 to present

  • Contributed sidebar content to the magazine
  • Researched possible future stories and fact checked stories about to be published
  • Found and fact checked candidates for the “Darts and Laurels” section of the magazine

Wired News  (415) 846-6143   660 3rd St 4th Floor• San Francisco, CA 94107 

Editorial Intern, September 2004 to August 2005 Currently a Freelance Writer

  • Contributed content directly to Wired News as a freelancer, pitching stories and working under deadlines
  • Compiled business briefs that appeared daily on the front page, researching current and relevant AP stories, editing for content and copy and loading them into Wired’s Internet tool.
  • Responsible for picking the “Elsewhere Today” section of Wired; an important tool that links viewers to other trustworthy and timely tech news stories

Commonwealth Club of California  (415) 597-4848     595 Market St, 2nd floor • San Francisco, CA 94103

Editorial Intern, August 2004 to present

  • Involved in every aspect of the magazine, including transcription, fact checking, editing, proofreading and layout of the magazine's content
  • Develop and write advertisements for upcoming events that appear in the magazine, as well as manage the layout and consistency of the event calendar
  • The small staff allowed me to gain practical skills, such as InDesign and adherence to AP style, as well as a real sense of how a monthly magazine is put together

External Writing Activities

    Resident Blogger for LiveDigitally.Com, February 2005 to December 2005

  • First resident blogger for LiveDigitally.com. I was given free range to choose the site's content, developing the blog from the ground up.

    Chief Editor of "Satellite," Literary arts magazine Fall 2003 - Spring 2004

  • Responsible for both the creative and administrative side of this magazine
  • Managed the budget of several thousand dollars and found new sources of income
  • Actively found writers and artists, working with them to produce content that fit the tone of the magazine

Chief Editor of "Harvest Moon," Berkeley's undergraduate philosophy journal. Fall 2003 - Spring 2004

  • Acquired the position after a year as managing editor. I was also a contributing writer
  • Assisted managing editors in finding new sources of funds, as well as effectively allocating current funds
  • Assisted writers in the production of articles that displayed rigor and clarity on particular philosophical subjects
  • Chief Editors are ultimately responsible for the layout and creative endeavors of the journal

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