Managing Editor / New York Focus
Sep. 2017 – Present
I commission and edit freelance stories for New York Focus, a nonprofit news outlet that covers state and local politics. I also oversee the newsroom’s content management system and social media strategy.
Senior Reporter / Freedom of the Press Foundation
May 2017 – Dec. 2018
I oversaw the launch of the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker in August 2017 and served as the project’s first managing editor. As managing editor, I managed a small team of one full-time reporter and one intern; ran the project’s social media outreach; and oversaw partnerships with more than two dozen press freedom and journalism groups. In addition to managing the Tracker project, I wrote feature articles for Freedom of the Press Foundation’s blog, including a three-part history of the Espionage Act and an investigation into ICE’s detention and attempted deportation of Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez-Soto.
Media Reporter / Politico
July 2014 – April 2017
I covered the media industry for Politico New York, the New York-based media vertical of national politics site Politico. From July 2014 through July 2015, I also edited Politico’s daily “Media Pro” email newsletter.
Class of 2014
B.A. in Cultural Anthropology
I’m knowledgeable about content management systems and have experience working in WordPress, Drupal, and Typepad. I’m proficient in Microsoft Office and G Suite, and can manage databases in Excel, Access and Airtable. I understand social media and am verified on both Facebook and Twitter. I am also familiar with a wide variety of digital security tools including password managers (1Password), PGP encryption, hardware-based two-factor authentication (YubiKey), encrypted messaging (Signal), Tor, and TAILS.