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EDUCATION

University of Maryland
Anticipated December 2013
• Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
• Minor in Creative Writing
• Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House Notation

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

Capital News Service, College Park, Md.
Fall 2013
Web designer/coder
• Code interactive graphics, maps and charts for the College Park Bureau of Capital News Service
• Design microsites in HTML, CSS and JavaScript
• Experiment with and find new online tools, js abilities and jQuery libraries

USA TODAYMcLean, Va.
Summer 2013
Social media intern
• Scheduled posts in Spredfast and Mass Relevance for USA TODAY pages on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, LinkedIn and Pinterest
•  Created a LinkedIn strategy for USA TODAY
•  Wrote articles for usatoday.com

The Gazette, Gaithersburg, Md.
Summer 2013
MDDC Reese Cleghorn reporting intern
•  Wrote daily articles for Gazette papers and the website
•  Worked in Tableau to create a map of current construction projects in Montgomery County, Md.
• Covered the Takoma Park beat
• Worked with several reporters on a joint project about the Purple Line light rail in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, Maryland

WTOP, Washington, D.C.
Fall 2012
Intern
• Collected natural sound and MOS interviews, edited audio
• Wrote articles and took photos for wtop.com
• Wrote lead-ins for anchors
• Transcribed interviews focusing on national security and foreign policy for national security reporter

Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House, University of Maryland
2012-2013
Social media manager
• Managed and updated the Writers’ House living learning program’s Facebook and website
• Designed recruitment posters and the Writers’ House 10th anniversary publication
• Planned and organized Writers’ House 10th anniversary gala

The Writers’ Bloc, University of Maryland
2012-2013
Editor-in-chief
• Created literary-focused print and online newspaper for the Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House
• Hired and managed a staff of editors, reporters, photographers and copy editors
• Oversaw online and print editors in the creation of the print and online versions of the newspaper
• Provided journalistic coaching for staff

Stylus, University of Maryland
2011-2012
Poetry editor
• Reviewed poetry submissions to the University of Maryland’s literary magazine
• Led poetry board in accepting or rejecting poetry submissions

Electrical Contractor Magazine, Bethesda, Md.
Summer 2011, Summer 2012
Editorial intern
• Designed New Products section in Adobe InDesign
• Copy edited articles and the website

Habonim Dror Camp Moshava, Bel Air, Md.
Summer 2011, Summer 2012
Communications specialist at a Jewish summer camp
• Created the communications 2011 and 2012 blog
• Wrote daily posts with photos and videos

International Women’s Media Foundation, Washington, D.C.
2010
Intern
• Researched potential candidates for the 2011 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Awards
• Wrote articles for the IWMF website
• Transcribed videos for the IWMF website
• Updated the IWMF Wikipedia page

AWARDS

• MDDC Reese Cleghorn Reporting Intern at The Gazette, Summer 2013
• Recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of Washington, D.C. (SDXDC) Scholarship, 2013-2014 academic year
• First Honorable Mention in NFSPS (National Federation of State Poetry Societies) College/University Level Poetry Competition for “Buffalo” manuscript, 2013
• First Place in the Jiménez-Porter Literary Prize Poetry Contest for “An invisible middle,” 2013
• Finalist in 53rd Annual Lex Allen Literary Festival at Hollins University for “Buffalo 1,” 2013
• President of Elon University’s SPJ chapter, named Region 2 Chapter of the year, 2011
• President’s List, 2011, Dean’s List, 2010-2011

SKILLS

InDesign | Photoshop | Final Cut Pro | Soundslides | WordPress | HTML | CSS | JavaScript and jQuery | social media | poetry | conversational Hebrew | conversational Spanish

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