a social media journalist and producer from Hawaii, based in New York City, and currently invested in developing consumable online content to shed light on what’s important. I have focused my love of production and social media into digital strategy for global organizations, podcasts, a national media enterprise, an NPR-affiliated radio station and a weekly online radio show on international affairs.
specifically in social media curation across the board, as well as the production of social video, audio, and graphics with skills in a range of software including Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Audition and more. Over the years, I’ve developed a unique skillset to become an actionable resource for newsrooms looking to break down silos and tap into new audiences.
Alongside this, I have reported and produced work for an array of newsrooms in Missouri including the Columbia Missourian (city newspaper), KBIA 93.1 (mid-Missouri’s NPR affiliate), PolitiFact, the Global Journalist (a radio talk show on press freedom issues) and the Scripps News Washington Bureau, a media enterprise with TV stations across the country.
I work as a social media journalist and platforms producer for the Financial Times in New York City. Here, I make things (including bespoke social video and Instagram Stories) in an effort to make the big stuff digestible and accessible. I also help run their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts on a daily basis, where I write and schedule snappy social posts to a global audience, plan campaigns, and use data to inform future initiatives. Sometimes, I also write newsletters.
I worked as a multimedia intern for Scripps News at their bureau in Washington D.C. where I helped spearhead social content for the Scripps investigative team, creating digital campaigns alongside newsroom leaders. I also helped produce the Decode DC podcast on a weekly basis and continued to work for Scripps as a freelancer in digital production thereafter. In college I worked as the liaison between the Global Journalist and an online engagement course, where I led teams of journalism students to pitch and produce social content for the show. I was also part of a team of journalists working to create social campaigns for a website and podcast, Science Friday, in an effort to reach and educate those living in a post-truth era.
I hope to continue these endeavors as well as to one day pursue more long-form reporting with a social media twist. As a working professional, my passion truly is to hone my skills in the crazy, colorful world that is digital journalism and will do (or drop) anything to get where I need to be.