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Alessandra

510-993-8553
abergamin89@gmail.com

Bergamin
@AllyBergamin
alessandrabergamin.com
linkedin.com/in/alessandrabergamin

EXPERIENCE

Freelance Journalist, Jan 2013—current Intern, State of the Re:Union, Oct 2013— Mar 2014
• Contribute news stories, features and copyediting • Conducted pre-interviews and transcribed audio

for: harpers.org (forthcoming), BOOM: Journal of • Contributed to episodes focused on U.S. migration
patterns, the Fairbanks Four trial in Fairbanks, Alaska
California, The Tortoise, San Francisco Public
and health migration in the town of Snowflake, AZ

Press, Misadventures, Mongabay, Writer’s Bloc,
Talking Soup, Stereo Stories, Reportage Online, SKILLS
Flint Magazine, Jetstar Asia
• Fluent in Italian

• Conversant in Spanish

Teaching Assistant, UC Berkeley English and Film
• Strong research skills including databases, journal
Departments, January 2017—2018 articles, statistics and legal documents

• Instruct students on essay writing in liberal arts • Filing state and federal FOIA requests

classes including one-on-one sessions
• Advanced DSLR and smartphone photography

• Review and discuss key topics in class and
• Advanced video production skills

individually during office hours

• Advanced video editing skills (Adobe Premiere)

• Grade quizzes, papers and exams

• Intermediate sound editing skills (Adobe Audition)

Editorial Intern, Harper’s Magazine,
June—Aug 2017 ACHIEVEMENTS
• Fact-checked the Harper’s Index, sourcing statistics. 2017: Awarded an RK Mellon Fellowship to attend
Studies and numbers from reputable sources
the Society of Professional Journalists conference
• Submitted FOIA requests, sourced court documents 2014: Awarded a scholarship to attend the Walkley
and transcripts through PACER and courts
Storyology Innovation Day and pitch a news startup
• Researched and reported leads for the Readings 2012: Awarded First Class Honors for final thesis
section, sourcing primary evidence documents
focused on photojournalism in the Arab Spring
• Participated in editorial and pitch meetings
2009: Recipient of two study abroad scholarships
2007: Awarded an undergraduate tuition scholarship

Labor Reporter, Oakland North and Richmond
Confidential, Aug 2016—December 2016
EXPERIENCE ABROAD
• Write news stories and features; produce photo Intern, La Isla Foundation, Nicaragua, Aug 2011
essays and radio pieces covering labor in Oakland • Documented the organization’s projects in a remote
and Richmond with a focus on economic community through writing and photography

developments, inequality and access to employment
Project Manager, Global Aid Partnerships (GAPS)
• Produce short video documentaries with a strong Melbourne/Kenya, 2008—2011
focus on worker’s experiences
• Developed and managed The Elimisha Project, a

health and wellbeing magazine for girls in rural Kenya

Online Editor, Bay Nature, Aug 2013—Mar 2014 • Facilitated writing and editing workshops in Kenya

• Wrote features, news stories and explanatory pieces
for BayNature.org and the quarterly print magazine
EDUCATION
• Managed a team of interns and edited intern and • UC Berkeley, Master of Journalism, expected 2018

contributor copy alongside the editorial director
• The University of Melbourne, Australia, Bachelor of
• Managed social media channels
Arts (Media, Anthropology) and Diploma of Modern
• Gathered and analyzed Google analytics data
Languages (Italian), graduated 2012

• The University of California, Santa Cruz, study
Editorial Intern, Bay Nature, Mar 2013—Aug 2013 abroad 2011

• Wrote news stories and features for BayNature.org • Ca’ Foscari, Venice, study abroad, 2010
and the quarterly print magazine