• Associate, SKDKnickerbocker (2/16 - present)
    • Worked with clients to create strategic communications plans
    • Assisted with crisis communications to mitigate negative attention for clients
    •  Developed and implemented far-reaching and effective advertising campaigns
  • Freelancer, City & State (8/15 - present)
    • Authored regular features, across a diverse collection of beats, for inclusion in company's monthly magazine
    • Assembled nine "40 Under 40" profiles for 2015 awards
  • Freelancer, POLITICO New York (8/15 - present)
    • Continued to provide regular breaking news coverage for the business and technology beats
    • Supplied both pitched and requested feature articles
  • Contributor, Pixel Dynamo (9/15 - 12/15)
    • Authored roughly five gaming industry news pieces per week
    • Worked as part of a large and globally located team to coordinate 24/7 news coverage
  • Freelancer, Ballston Journal Online (9/15 - 12/15)
    • Authored multiple general news stories each week
    • Assembled weekly social media compilations for local sports news
    • Assisted in organizing and covering debates for both primary and general elections for local offices
  • Reporter, POLITICO New York (7/14 - 8/15)
    • Business and technology beat
    • Created daily trackers of both state spending and major legislative initiatives
    • Maintained online database of 400+ individual bills and current status in Legislature
    • Handled both breaking news and enterprise pieces, managing conflicting deadlines
    • Assisted in early-morning assembly of POLITICO New York's daily subscriber newsletter
    • Regularly generated scoops and original reporting to maintain subscriber engagement
  • Intern, POLITICO New York (1/14 - 7/14)
    • From within the state Capitol, covered press conferences and hearings and met directly with members of government to cover developing political news items.
    • Rapidly developed dense and far-reaching network of sources across multiple industries and agencies to reliably and accurate report even-handed and well-represented stories.
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  • Staff Writer and Editor, Tomodom.com  (4/13 - 6/14)
    • Delivered regular enterprise pieces on social issues facing gaming industry, trends and notable figures
    • Edited colleagues' articles to ensure accurate and timely reporting of breaking news
    • Helped guide the development and implementation of Tomodom's branding and voice
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  • Writer, Press Start blog at TimesUnion.com  (2/13 - 12/13)
    • Contributed to and maintained video games blog for the Times Union, the primary newspaper for the Capital Region.
  • Editorial Intern, TimesUnion.com (8/13-12/13)
    • Created compelling, interactive online versions of print stories
    • Redesigned existing community blogs to better engage audiences
    • Monitored community interaction and contributor content across 50+ blogs
    • Engaged with community regularly to better adapt Times Union's offerings to their needs
    • Updated and reinvigorated struggling or abandoned community blogs
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  • Open House Speaker, University at Albany (10/11-5/14)
    • Spoke for three years at the University at Albany's fall and spring open houses, addressing crowds of 100-200 prospective students and families on behalf of the English, Journalism and Communications departments at the university.

Education

  • B.A. in English & Journalism, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY 12222
    • August 2010 - May 2014
      • 3.75 Cumulative GPA
        • Honors in Journalism