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EDUCATION Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, MS | New York, NY May 2014 Master of Science with coursework in neighborhood beat reporting, photojournalism, audio postcards and interview shows, advanced data visualization, and health/science. Learned to write a jobs report, earnings story and indicator story in business reporting class. Covered Business Improvement Districts, nanotechnology in food, and ice diving. Boston College, BA Communication & Economics | Chestnut Hill, MA May 2013 Graduated cum laude and a member of the Order of Cross and Crown Honors Society. Coursework in intercultural communication; business of electronic media; policy, growth, and development economics. Produced a 7-page financial assessment of a publicly traded company for Capital Markets economics course. Additional coursework in news and featuring writing, enterprise/investigative writing, and creative nonfiction writing. EXPERIENCE The Wall Street Journal Europe – Paris, France
Reporting Intern

Confirmed June – August 2014

Will be covering general news and a to-be-determined beat for WSJ.com and the Wall Street Journal Europe edition. Gavel Media Inc. – Chestnut Hill, MA
Sr. Copy Editor

Sept. 2011–June 2013

Approved weekly story budgets and edited five to seven articles a week for a news 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, wrote pieces for monthly print magazine. Enforced the use of AP Style. Broke a national news story on how Boston College was threatening to take disciplinary action on students who were handing out condoms. New England Center for Investigative Reporting – Boston, MA

May 2012–Aug. 2012

Assisted Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Rochelle Sharpe for a 4-month long investigative story on mobile health apps that was published in the Washington Post. Maintained/expanded an excel database, interviewed sources, and learned basic CAR. SKILLS and ACTIVITIES ! Lightroom 4, WordPress, Twitter, LinkedIn, Adobe Audition, Excel, RStudio, Adobe Premiere, Photography, Audio, Video ! Native French and English, conversational Spanish, knowledge of German ! Competitive figure skater, certified PADI scuba diver ! Lived in five and traveled to 16 countries including Egypt, Oman, Tunisia, Czech Republic and South Africa REFERENCES Upon request.

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