I am an experienced print journalist with a background at newspapers and magazines. My writing focuses on human rights, women's rights and children's lives in the developing world.
I have recently published pieces about the impact of the war in Libya on children in Sirte, press freedom in Liberia, a matrilineal society in Indonesia, and several covering sexual violence, public health and security in the DR Congo. I am willing to travel to most places around the globe and, with my international reporting skills, I am able to deliver thought-provoking and engaging stories.
As an education reporter for two years, I wrote effectively about public officials, local politics, educational innovations and young children.
I have two master's degrees -- one in international human rights law and the other in journalism from Columbia University. I am a clear, accurate and thorough writer and I am well-versed at sourcing, fact-checking and meeting (and beating) deadlines.
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
Newspaper - Local/Regional
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Women's Adventure Magazine (1-2), Good Magazine Web site (1-2), Herald News (10+), Planet Jackson Hole (10+), Jackson Hole News and Guide (6-10), Christian Science Monitor (3-5), The Daily Beast (3-5), Women's eNews (3-5), A Small World Magazine (online) (1-2)
Other Work History
Ski Instructor, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Domestic and Dating Violence Educator, Family Violence Law Center, Oakland, CA
Foreign Language Skills
Italian -- highly conversational, French -- conversational, Spanish -- basic
Word, basic excel, Lexis searches
laptop, digital camera, digital recorder
Work Permits & Visas
Sandy Padwe, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University Journalism School
212 854 3836
Merrill Perlman, former copy desk director, New York Times, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University Journalism School
Stephen McCarthy, editor, Herald News
Second place, Magazine Reporting, New Jersey Chapter Society Of Professional Journalists Excellence In Journalism Awards; the story, “The Kids Really Are All Right,” appeared in Inside Jersey Magazine. (2012)
First place in the Robert P. Kelly Award from the New Jersey Press Association while at the Herald News. Award given to a first-year reporter at a daily paper with a circulation under 60,000. (2007)
James A. Wechsler Award for National Affairs Reporting for my Masters project at Columbia about Muslim Americans in the U.S. military. (2006)