Résumé

 

Experience 

Crime and Breaking News Reporter, The Palm Beach Post (South Florida) January 2014 – Present

  • Write about everything from police body cameras to plane crashes and every Florida Man in between across Palm Beach County and South Florida
  • Additionally cover criminal and federal courts

Reporting Intern, The Chronicle of Higher Education (Washington, D.C.) Sept. 2013 – Dec. 2013

  • Covered all things tech for higher education, from massive open online courses (MOOCs) to the implementation of tablets into curriculum
  •  Daily stories written for the blog, Wired Campus, and long-form pieces appear in the weekly print edition
  •  Managed the blog’s Twitter account, @wiredcampus

Reporter, The New York Times Student Journalism Institute (Tuscon, Ariz. ) May 2013 – June 2013

  • One of 23 students chosen from across the country to cover news and events in Tuscon for two weeks while working directly with reporters and editors of The New York Times and The Boston Globe
  • Wrote two science stories, shot video and helped maintain the website

Investigative Reporting Fellow, News21 (Washington D.C. and Phoenix, Ariz.) | Jan. 2013 – Aug. 2013

  • One of 25 students chosen from across the country for the Carnegie-Knight initiative to report on the state of post-9/11 veterans and their transition back into civilian life
  • Worked directly with project editors Jacquee Petchel, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and former senior editor for investigations and enterprise at The Houston Chronicle, and Leonard Downie, former executive editor of the Washington Post
  • Stories published on NBC.com (front page and most-read of the day), The Denver Post, The Center for Public Integrity, etc. Contributing line in Washington Post.

News Intern, ABC News (Washington, D.C.) | Jan. 2013 – May 2013

  • Researched and reported on national crime, homeland security, immigration and consumer investigations for ABC News broadcast (World News with Diane Sawyer, Nightline, GMA) and abcnews.com
  • Pitched stories, transcribed interviews, helped select content for news packages
  • Worked primarily with Martha RaddatzPierre Thomas and Jim Avila

Web Manager, wuft.org | Aug. 2012 – Dec. 2012

  • Trained, assisted and oversaw student reporters, editors and web producers for WUFT-TV and WUFT-FM, the local PBS and NPR affiliates
  • Edited and updated wuft.org and WUFT News Twitter account.
  • Occasionally wrote stories

Intern, ABC News (Tampa, Fla.) | Aug. 2012

  • Assisted with the coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention

Reporting Intern and Freelancer, The Gainesville Sun | Jan. 2012 – Dec. 2012

  • After interning, asked to stay on as a freelancer working primarily as a correspondent for the business section
  • Covered stories about new businesses and federal regulations
  • Crime beat and general assignment reporting intern for the Halifax Media Holdings daily newspaper.
  • Wrote stories like a feature on a self-defense class and daily stories about gas prices

ReporterFlorida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM | Oct. 2011 – Dec. 2011

  • Conducted interviews, edited audio and voiced stories for the North Central Florida NPR station

Reporting Intern, WTOP Radio (Washington, D.C.) | Summer 2011

  • Worked for the most profitable news radio station in the U.S. and No. 1 news radio station in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas
  • Gathered and edited audio (MOS, phone interview, in-person)
  • Wrote readers and write-arounds for anchors to read on air
  • Took photos and video and wrote articles for the website, wtop.com

Reporter and Copy Editor, The Independent Florida Alligator | Jan. 2010 – Aug. 2011

  • Reported for largest student-run newspaper in the nation; daily circulation 35,000
  • Worked between university and city desks, Student Government beat writer
  • Covered stories like airport weather delays and underwater pumpkin carving
  • As a copy editor, worked in sports section checking AP Style, statistics, grammar, etc.

Skills

  • Familiar with basic XHTML and CSS coding
  • Experience with Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Adobe Audition, Avid Interplay, Avid Newscutter, ENPS
  • Twitter, Facebook, Facebook Live, Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat, WordPress, Tumblr, Storify, TweetDeck, Banjo
  • FOIA and public records requests
Education
  • University of Florida 2009 – 2013
  • Georgetown University 2011 Summer

Memberships

  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists
  • Investigative Journalists and Editors

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