I seek out the parts of us that make us human, and the parts that make us act.
I'm passionate about producing multimedia pieces on people, beliefs, art, and the politics that shape them. Over the last 3 years I have reported and enterprised stories on immigration, women’s health and rural/urban issues. Many years of studying drama (performance, playwriting/dramaturgy) and music forged my love for journeys and the human condition. During the summer of 2012, I studied Shakespeare and UK Government at Oxford University where I explored the intersection of art and social change, and how it could be a model for hyper-local journalism.
I recently completed internships with WNYC/New York Public Radio's The Brian Lehrer Show and ABC World News with Diane Sawyer. While interning I learned how to bridge reporting, data mining, and code at New York University (MA Dec. 2013). Over the last year, my newsroom experience has been studded with opportunities I will forever be grateful for: being part the Online News Association's Student Newsroom; traveling with my cohort to cover the 57th Presidential Inauguration; and attending my first ONA, NABJ and AAJA conventions.
My goal is to continue developing into an innovative interactive media producer (news and museum) and writer. In my free time, I get lost on purpose, talk to strangers, and feed my affinity for language. I also mentor children/teens in various journalism and performance camps, the NIU Jazz Camp being my favorite...it's when I get to sing with the "stank"-est musicians I know.
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