EDUCATION 

The George Washington University — BA: English & Creative Writing, May 2013 | MA: English Literature, August 2014

WORK EXPERIENCE

ASSOCIATE EDITOR,  ATLAS OBSCURA | AUGUST 2017–NOVEMBER 2018 | Co-edited Atlas Obscura’s food and drink vertical, Gastro Obscura, launched November 2017. Commissioned, assigned, and edited four feature stories weekly, and assisted with the food and drink database entries for a forthcoming Gastro book, to be published by Workman in 2020. Wrote weekly features about culinary practices and figures around the world. Wrote the biweekly Gastro newsletter, distributed to 190,000+ subscribers.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR, NPR MUSIC | APRIL 2017–AUGUST 2017 | Assisted in co-founding and conceptualizing Turning the Tables, the Gracie Award-winning project about building a musical canon of works by women and non-binary people. Worked with NPR editors to conceptualize the project, commission, and edit both entries and features from over 50 NPR staffers, station members, and freelancers. Contributed to the second season of Turning the Tables, released July 2018. 

CONTRIBUTING WRITER/EDITOR AND PRODUCER, RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY | MARCH 2016–AUGUST 2017 | Commissioned and edited pieces for Red Bull Music Academy's immersive online culture publication, the Daily, tied to events in New York City, Montréal, and beyond. Produced special segments for Vivian Host’s weekly program, The Vortex, on Red Bull Radio. Hosted on air interviews with artists at the New York studio, and at the Basilica SoundScape festival in Hudson, NY. 

WEEKEND WRITER/CULTURE REPORTER, NEWSWEEK | JULY 2014–MARCH 2016 | Led monthly web traffic on a team of 15 writers. Juggled pitching, reporting, and writing daily web and longer print features. Wrote 3-5 breaking news stories daily on weekends while managing social media accounts and the homepage. Wrote 20+ features at the 2015 and 2016 Sundance Film Festivals.

WRITING EXPERIENCE

BLOOMSBURY PRESS | Selected from 500 applicants to write a book in Bloomsbury Press's 33 1/3 series about The Jesus & Mary Chain's 1985 album Psychocandy, which was published October 2016.

THE NEW YORKER | Write features for The New Yorker's culture section online, including a story about Nick Cave’s newsletters and Ariana Grande’s hit "thank u, next.” Write Night Life show listings and previews for the print magazine.

NEW YORK MAGAZINE | Contribute features to the magazine, including a lead culture profile on bachata superstar Romeo Santos.

ROLLING STONE | Write features about cultural movements for Rolling Stone in print and on the web. 

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

GIRLS WRITE NOW | Mentor for GWN’s acclaimed mentorship program, which involves working with teenage girls living in the New York City area to help sharpen writing, editing, and digital media skills.

SKILLS 

Research. Fact-checking. AP Style. Chicago Style. Headlines. Feature editing. News editing. Copy editing. Trello. SEO and audience engagement. Mac/PC. Management. Well-versed in platforms including CMS, Wordpress, Moveable Type, Blogspot and Tumblr. Basecamp. Mailchimp. Self-taught HTML and CSS coding. Adobe Audition, InDesign, Illustrator. Photoshop, Aperture. Twitter, Tweetdeck, Sprout, Hootsuite, Facebook, Instagram. Google Drive. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish, conversational in French.

MERIT 

The Alliance for Women in Media Gracie Award | 2018

Brooklyn Magazine, 30 Under 30 | 2016

Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominating Committee Member | 2015 - 2017

Experience Music Project Pop Conference Panelist | 2014, 2015

SXSW Music Conference Panelist, Paul Williams and Crawdaddy! Magazine | 2014

IMPOSE Magazine, Best Music Writing Award | 2013