EXPERIENCE

The Story Collider

Producer, Saint Louis, M.O., May 2017 – present

  • Produces a live storytelling stage show per season that features personal science stories to audiences that exceed 150 patrons
  • Interviews, books and coaches a variety of people, including doctors, scientists and writers, to tell science stories for a general adult audience
  • Worked on stories that included a young anthropologist whose life changed after a brutal chimpanzee attack and a doctor who spent a year on a simulated Mars mission
  • Coordinates marketing, design, venue and other logistical tasks for each show

St. Louis Public Radio | KWMU 90.7

Science & Environment Reporter, Saint Louis, M.O., May 2016 – present

  • Reports on local botany, zoology, astronomical findings and other science research
  • Reports on environmental news, from flooding to coal-fired power plants
  • Produces stories on recurring, long-range subjects, such as the West Lake Landfill Superfund site, one of the most publicly scrutinized Superfund sites in the country
  • Prioritizes interviewing scientists who are young, female and/or of color
  • Contributes to election coverage and other breaking news reporting
  • Produces The Story Collider to enhance the station’s audience engagement

Freelance writer & multimedia producer, Aug. 2011 – present

  • Files print, web and radio pieces to The New York Times, National Public Radio, Science Friday, Marketplace, WHYY’s the Pulse, OnEarth magazine, Nautilus, The Scientist, among various others.

Delaware Public Media | WDDE 91.1: Delaware’s NPR station

Science Reporter & Newscast Host, Dover, D.E., Sept. 2014 – April 2016

  • Reported on breaking news in the state of Delaware for the daily newscast
  • Produced features on local scientific research, health and environmental issues
  • Led WDDE’s partnership with iSeeChange, an AIR Localore project focused on telling stories about the impacts of climate and weather on local communities
  • Host two-ways with local scientists about their research and their perspectives on trending national or international science news
  • Provided near-weekly science coverage on WDDE’s newsmagazine, The Green
  • Anchored Weekend Edition and filled in for Morning Edition and All Things Considered
  • Participates in on-air fundraising

World Science Festival (worldsciencefestival.com)

Production Associate, New York, N.Y., Aug. 2013 – Sept. 2014

  • Produced several events for WSF 2014, including a robotics exhibit
  • Pre-interview and book guests; arrange travel accommodations and itineraries

Science Friday (sciencefriday.com)

Assistant Producer, New York, N.Y., March – June 2013

  • Researched topics and pre-interviewed guests for Science Friday’s 2013 tour: Salt Lake City, Utah; Stanford, Calif.; Seattle, Wash.
  • Wrote promos, scripts and produced segments on the theory of time and Earth-like exoplanets

Internships 

  • The Natural Resources Defense Council’s OnEarth magazine, Spring 2013
  • National Public Radio’s Science Friday, Summer 2012
  • The New York Times’ science desk, Spring 2012

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Software: Pro Tools, Reaper, WordPress, Adobe Audition, Photoshop & Lightroom

Hardware: Marantz PMD 661 Recorder, Canon EOS 60D

 

TRAINING

Awarded a fellowship to attend the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources’ Upper Mississippi River Institute in 2018

Awarded the Missouri fellowship to attend the Association of Health Care Journalists Conference in 2017 and 2018

Attended the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting’s Climate Change and the News Seminar in 2015

 

AWARDS

2017 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards 

Continuing Coverage (Large Market Radio)

National Federation of Press Women’s 2015 Communications Contest

Prepared Report (Radio), Second Place

Delaware Press Association’s 2015 Communications Contest

Prepared Report (Radio), First Place

 

EDUCATION

City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism

M.A., Journalism, Science Reporting & Audio Production, Dec. 2012

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.S., double major, Environmental Sustainability; Creative Writing, May 2011