I'm a web developer and visual journalist at the Los Angeles Times. While not at my keyboard, I'm usually out taking photos, or riding a bike around the city.

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About

Résumé

Experience

  • Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA

    Producer, October 2010 – Present

  • News21, Berkeley, Calif.

    Photographer/Web Producer, June 2010 – August 2010

    • Contributed photography and video as part of a 10-week fellowship investigating the incarceration system in California for regional and statewide media outlets.
  • The New York Times Company, San Francisco, Calif.

    Bay Area Blog Intern, October 2009 – April 2010

  • Mission Local, San Francisco, Calif.

    Multimedia Reporter and Editor, September 2008 – May 2010

    • Produced documentary street photography multimedia project on the Mission District, "New Mission,"
    • Helped design, launch and provide multimedia content in daily reporting and editorial oversight of a Webby Award-winning website. Reported and edited city politics, health, services and food beats, as well as breaking news.
  • CARANA Corporation, Arlington, Va.

    Project Specialist - Africa and Asia, June 2007 – July 2008

    • Researched and reported on key trade and investment sectors, relevant policy issues and client background information as required for projects and proposal development; contributed written, graphic and photographic inputs for business development.
  • Relief International – Schools Online, Ramallah, Palestinian Territories and Los Angeles, Calif.

    Program Coordinator, Global Connections and Exchange Program, March 2006 - August 2006

    • Raised more than $4.3 million from private and public donors on the proposal development team,
    • Led emergency response teams to deliver relief goods to affected populations after Hurricane Katrina.

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley

    M.J., Journalism, Concentration in Photojournalism and New Media, May 2010, 4.0 Cumulative GPA

  • University of Southern California

    B.A., International Relations and Russian Language, May 2004, 3.7 Cumulative GPA

Awards

  • 2014 Associated Press Sports Editors, 2nd Place, Investigative — “Brain injuries a big problem for NFL in California
  • 2013 Online News Association award, Explanatory Reporting, Large — “Beyond 7 Billion
  • 2012 Pictures of the Year International, Documentary project winner — “Dying for Relief
  • 2012 L.A. Times Editorial Award, Graphics — Election 2012
  • 2011 Pictures of the Year International, Documentary project finalist — “Living with Autism
  • 2011 L.A. Times Editorial Award, Multimedia/Video — ”Living with Autism
  • 2010 Deans Award for Public Service Journalism, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
  • 2009 SPJ Region 11 Mark of Excellence award, 2nd place in feature photography — “Mission Nights”
  • 2009 Webby Award, Best site that connects people and creates community — Mission Local