resume

Experience

Freelance audio producer/reporter, various2016 – present

  • Report, produce and/or write stories for the BBC, KCRW, KPCC, APM’s Marketplace, Runner’s World Show, Refinery29 and LAist
  • Ground up podcast producing for different projects, including booking interviews, hiring freelancers, identifying story, writing scripts and producing final mixes

Multimedia storyteller, University of Southern California, May 2016 – present

  • Launched USC News audio storytelling vertical
  • Produce multimedia content — including writing, gifs and audio — about anything touching the university, from research and science to stories of students, faculty and the community

Reporter, Orange County RegisterNovember 2012 – May 2016

  • Covered local government, business and regional issues across the county, breaking stories on the state’s shutdown of a police academy and showing how a teen heroin problem was changing area high schools

Reporter, Los Angeles Register, February 2014- September 2014

  • One of a two-person reporter team that led paper’s launch before bureau assembled
  • Wrote 15 page one stories in five months time, such as public access issues at Malibu’s seemingly private beaches, why L.A. could lose its mountain lions and a one-on-one with the pope’s social media guru

Assistant web editor and community reporter, Los Angeles Times, July 2010- November 2012

  • Combined role of leading social media in newsroom and also reporting on coastal Orange County for the Times’ community papers in Orange County
  • Finalist for investigative journalism award for report on sex offender laws that included in-depth interviews with local sex offenders and law enforcement
  • Received 2011 Los Angeles Times Editorial Award for news writing

Digital intern, NBC Universal/Access Hollywood, June 2009 – August 2009

  • Responsible for managing show’s website – writing features, posting wire stories and creating slideshows and polls

DJ/Host/Volunteer, KUCI 88.9fm, (intermittently) 2006 – 2009

  • Hosted an indie music show and co-hosted a public affairs show

Activities:

Volunteer for The MothAIR member, WriteGirl volunteer, learning sketch comedy writing @ Upright Citizens BrigadeOnline News Assn. member & volunteer

Education

University of Southern California, 2016-2017: Public radio reporting, public radio documentary (audit)

Transom Traveling Workshop, a week-long audio workshop, December 2015

UC Irvine, 2005-2009: B.A. in socio-cultural anthropology, B.A. in Spanish

Universitat de Barcelona, 2007-2008: Duttenhaver Scholar

Skills

Audio mixing, photography, copy/line editing, social media, basic video, web analytics (SEO), basic proficiency in Spanish, fast typist (80 wpm), AP Style