EXPERIENCE

The Story Collider

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

  • Produces and co-hosts a live science storytelling show in partnership with St. Louis Public Radio
  • Solicits story pitches from the general public and research community
  • Books storytellers and provides rigorous feedback for drafts leading up to each show
  • Produced two shows in 2017 and has planned three for 2018

 

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

 

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

 

Freelance writer & multimedia producer, Aug. 2011 – present

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

 

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

I also completed internships at The New York Times’ science desk, the Natural Resources Defense Council’s OnEarth magazine and Science Friday.

SKILLS & TRAINING

 

Software: Final Cut Pro 7 & X, Pro Tools, Reaper, HTML, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom

Hardware: Mac Lion OSX, Marantz PMD 661 Recorder, Canon EOS 60D

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

Affiliations: Association of Independents in Radio

 

AWARDS

 

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