Science Reporter, Greenwire – E&E Publishing (June ’09 – Present, Washington, D.C.)
Cover energy, environmental science, and biotechnology. Report and write double-truck features, analysis, and breaking news, with intellectual scoops on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the Fukushima crisis. Pitch, investigate, and package enterprise reports, including series on the new normal of biotech crops; the uses and misuses of synthetic biology; and the shifty uncertainty of cloud science. Organize reporting trips, domestic and international. Edit, on occasion, daily briefs. Interview top scientists, industry insiders, and policymakers, including exclusives with federal agency heads. Acquire art and write cutlines to accompany features.
Business Editor, The Prague Post (Feb. ’07 – July ’08, Prague, Czech Republic)
Oversaw, from conception to publication, business, technology, and sports sections of English-language weekly newspaper. Managed two full-time reporters, interns, and freelancers, fielding pitches, assigning stories, and editing copy, on deadline. Conducted and edited weekly interview segment with CEOs and other managers. Consulted with design and photo editors on layout and art. Proofed pages. Briefed editor-in-chief in morning meeting.
Staff Writer, The Prague Post (Sept. ’06 – Feb. ’07, Prague, Czech Republic)
Conceived, reported, and wrote stories for business desk. Topics ranged from revival of Europe’s last underground uranium mine to rise of statistics-based language translation.
Editorial Assistant, Boston College Magazine (May ’04 – Aug. ’06, Newton, Mass.)
Assisted with all aspects of publishing a quarterly alumni magazine, including: Reported and wrote articles. Composed sidebars, charts, captions, and headlines. Copyedited all articles to in-house style. Fact-checked articles. Tracked copy through editorial chain and coordinated edits of proofreader and authors. Prepared online edition of magazine for publication.
Editorial Intern, The Atlantic Monthly (Jan. ’04 – May ’04, Boston, Mass.)
Fact-checked articles. Did directed research for magazine editors and contributing writers on a variety of topics for future articles. Evaluated book manuscript for possible excerption. Critiqued unsolicited fiction submissions.
Columbia Graduate School of Journalism (Aug. ’08 – May ’09, N.Y., N.Y.)
• Master of Arts in Science Journalism
• Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow in Health and Science Journalism
• Coursework included graduate-level physics and environmental science
Boston College College of Arts & Sciences (Sept. ’99 – May ’03, Newton, Mass.)
• Bachelor of Arts in English, Cum Laude
• Additional coursework in film production, physics, and computer science
Radboud University (Jan. ’02 – July ’02, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
• University Exchange Program