The Associated Press
New York, N.Y., March 2015–present
News automation editor
- Identify and evaluate opportunities to automate the creation and production of news content.
- Write Ruby applications and libraries to implement new automation processes.
- Determine other editors' and reporters' needs and priorities related to editorial workflows.
- Act as liaison between editorial and technical stakeholders.
The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Washington, D.C., 2013–2015
News interactives producer
Developed interactive news features, such as:
- A game displaying applicant data from a faculty hiring process
- An in-depth exploration of Census data to show how the demographics of America's children—its future college students—differ by age
Developed internal tools to help reporters, editors and other staff members work more quickly and efficiently, such as:
- Scrapers for biographies of members of Congress, lists of grants and their amounts, and state alcohol licenses
- An ingest system for millions of nonprofit organizations' tax returns from Internal Revenue Service DVD sets
- A similarity engine that finds clusters of like universities
- Gathered, processed and interpreted data from agencies, private organizations and Chronicle reporting for reporters and readers, including for the Almanac of Higher Education.
Arlington, Va., 2011–2013
Developed interactive Web and mobile news applications and information graphics, such as:
- An embeddable widget to track daily high temperature records
- A set of graphics to illustrate projections about the 2011 federal debt ceiling debate
- Developed mapping application with detailed demographic and political data for the 2012 presidential election cycle.
Columbia, Mo., 2010–2011
Assistant news editor and page designer
- Oversaw production desk, including copy editors and page designers, for a community morning newspaper and website.
- Edited articles, slideshows and other content before publication.
- Previously (2008–2010) worked as information graphic designer, copy editor and health/science/environment reporter.
University of Missouri, 2006–2011
- Studied the cognitive and emotional effects of various media, with a particular emphasis of online news.
- Presented research and published an article at International Communication Association conferences and in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.
University of Missouri
Columbia, Mo., 2006–2011
Received two undergraduate degrees:
- Bachelor of science (cum laude) in electrical engineering, minor in mathematics
- Bachelor of journalism, emphasis in print and digital news, concentration in newspaper editing and design
Programming & Web design
InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Audacity, podcasting, streaming video, general audio and video production
EAGLE, AutoCAD, microfabrication, microcontroller programming and usage (AVR, Arduino), printed circuit board design and assembly
Research, project management, photography, baking, crochet