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, Final Cut Pro and more. Over the years, I’ve developed my 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 spearheaded 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 (graduated Dec. 2017!) 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.
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