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Skills

  • Associated Press Writing Style

  • Adobe InDesign, Premiere Pro, Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator

  • Microsoft Office

  • WordPress, Squarespace

  • Instagram, Twitter, YouTube

  • Google Analytics, SEO

  • Editorial CMS, Slack

  • Basic HTML, CSS

  • Fluent Tagalog

  • DSLR shooting, Tascam recording

Education

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University
Master of Arts: Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism (Dec 2019)
GPA: 4.0, Graduate Newspaper Minority Fellow

Notre Dame of Maryland University
Bachelor of Arts: English and communication arts (May 2018)
GPA: 3.98, Dean’s List, Summa Cum Laude
Elizabeth Morrissy Honors Program

Awards

  • Sister Maura Eichner Creative Writing (2018)

  • Davis Projects for Peace Grant Recipient (2017)

  • Northeast Regional Honors Council Student of the Year (2017)

  • Maryland Collegiate Honors Council Portz Award (2017)

  • Delta Epsilon Sigma Journal Writing Competition Winner (2017)

  • Sister Sharon Dei Communication Arts (2016)

  • Margaret Smith Wasilifsky Prose Writing (2016)

  • Nancy Kreiter Student Research Day Presentation Grand Prize (2015)

  • Endowed McManus Writing Scholarship (2014-2018)

Activities

  • Sigma Tau Delta

  • Delta Epsilon Sigma

Experience

Student Fellow, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Mar. 2019-Present, Washington, DC

  • Pitched and researched multimedia international reporting project on Manila Bay’s restoration and how it affects informal settlers.

  • Reported on informal settler communities in Metro Manila and surrounding areas for three weeks.

  • Delivered longform story, photo gallery and short video documentary, which were published on Mongabay and Eco-Business.

  • Presented story package at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Washington Weekend.

Contributing Writer, Advance Media New York
Jan. 2019-Present, Syracuse, NY

  • Writes community news and enterprise stories on the environment, agriculture and education for the Syracuse Post-Standard.

  • Shoots and edits photos and videos to accompany web stories.

  • Pitches engaging feature stories on trending topics such as the hemp industry boom.

  • Crafts SEO-friendly headlines and decks.

  • Cultivates reliable sources for assigned beats.

Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, Rooted magazine
Nov. 2018-Present, Syracuse, NY

  • Pitched digital modern homesteading magazine for competition judged by staff from Buzzfeed, New York Post and TripAdvisor.

  • Developed digital modern homesteading magazine in three months with editorial, social and creative teams.

  • Managed team of 15 contributors who worked on multimedia packages for four verticals in the launch issue.

  • Edited over 40 stories and brainstormed SEO-friendly headlines and decks for each.

Editor-in-Chief, Medley magazine
Aug. 2019-Present, Syracuse, NY

  • Supervises staff of 10 to produce bi-monthly print magazine focused on sociocultural issues and diversity.

  • Oversees editorial work including training new editors, assigning focus sheets, managing editorial calendar, keeping track of weekly deadlines and updating website.

  • Brainstorms print and digital content around the theme “Home Away from Home.”

  • Redesigned magazine’s website to match print version’s aesthetic and improve accessibility.

Freelance Writer, Newhouse News
May 2019-Present, Syracuse, NY

  • Writes stories on Newhouse alumni, programs and events for web and the Newhouse Network print magazine.

  • Crafts SEO-friendly headlines and decks.

Reporter, Newhouse 10 Days in Israel
Jan. 2019-May 2019, Syracuse, NY

  • Pitched stories on water policy for an international reporting project in collaboration with the Jerusalem Press Club.

  • Reported and executed a multimedia package on the Jordan River from Israel and the West Bank.

News Beat Reporter, The Daily Orange
Aug. 2018-Dec. 2018, Syracuse, NY

  • Covered State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s (SUNY-ESF) Academic Governance meetings each month.

  • Pitched stories on SUNY-ESF’s research, student organizations and university initiatives.

Editorial Intern and Freelance Writer, Baltimore magazine
Sep. 2017-Aug. 2018, Baltimore, MD

  • Wrote monthly articles for “Metro” and sidebar stories for service packages.

  • Ran weekly event coverage blog covering food, drinks, music and festivals for nine months.

  • Wrote event listings for “UpFront” section.

  • Fact-checked and copy edited editorial copy.

  • Built Excel spreadsheets for online marketing databases such as “Top Doctors” and “Top Nurses.”

Editorial Intern, Baltimore Style magazine
Sep. 2016-Dec. 2016, Baltimore, MD

  • Wrote feature articles and event listings for print and web with the local lifestyle magazine’s mission and audience in mind.

  • Sourced event photos.

  • Fact-checked editorial copy.

  • Assisted with marketing events such as the magazine’s annual fashion show.