Video Editor for The Lily, Washington Post (December 2017 – Present)
I lead video strategy and conceptualize video series across all The Lily's platforms, as part of The Post’s Emerging News Products team.
Pitched and launched "When Used Correctly," The Lily's first weekly show. I directed, edited, shot and hosted the show, as well as led strategy and promotion. The series won a 2018 Webby for Good award, was a 2018 Webby Nominee and received honors from the Society of Publication Design.
Produce, script, shoot, host, animate and edit The Lily's video.
Visual Journalist, KPCC (October 2012 – November 2017)
Pitched, reported, designed, and developed platform-specific visual content including motion graphics, video and photos.
Led and oversaw KPCC's visual editorial strategy with the objective of serving our digital content to more people. Ensure our visual editorial content is consistent with KPCC’s overall visual brand.
Analyzed metrics to evaluate the success of visual content and strategized how KPCC could reach new digital audiences through visual content.
Contributed to the launch and production of KPCC’s AudioVision, a digital product focused on visual journalism and culture from Southern California.
Adjunct Instructor, USC Annenberg School for Journalism (Fall 2016)
Taught a 16-week visual journalism course to journalism students.
Produced lesson plans, led presentations and hands-on workshops on photo, video and social media.
Completed Poynter-Cronkite Certificate Program for Adjunct Instructors.
Guest lecturing experience: Cal State Fullerton College of Communications, Loyola Marymount University English Department, Asian American Journalists Association National Convention, V3 Digital Media Conference and Online News Association Los Angeles.
Staff Photojournalist, Antelope Valley Press (October 2011 – 2012)
Covered news for a desert community north of Los Angeles.
Pitched and produced independent photo stories including following the area’s first roller derby team.
Intern & Freelance Photojournalist, Los Angeles Daily News (2011)
Pitched, produced photo essays, videos and news stories.
Produced a video and written feature about a stand-up comic turned professional gunslinger.
Intern & Freelance Photojournalist, Orange County Register (2011)
Reported stories and captured images for online photo galleries and print
Pitched, produced written feature and photos of a Spanish-speaking herder living with 300 brush-clearing goats.
Video directing, editing and shooting.
Video strategy and series conceptualization.
Motion graphics and animation.
Adobe After Effects, Character Animator, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro.
Photo editing and graphic design.
Reporting, scripting and news writing.
Basic knowledge of user experience design thinking, agile project management.
Teaching: classroom management, curriculum and lesson plan development, testing and evaluation.
Basic knowledge of HTML, object-oriented programming.
GRANTS & DEVELOPMENT
Co-Director & Mentor, AAJA Voices (2015 – present)
Lead a year-round multimedia journalism fellowship for more than 25 minority college students and mid-career mentors.
Lead a selection process of more than one hundred mentor and student applications.
Help coordinate sponsorships and balance a program budget.
Plan three months of off-site programming and editorial content production.
Plan and lead one week of on-site programming during the AAJA National Convention.
Provide one-on-one mentorship to college journalism students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
2019 Dinah Eng Leadership Fellow, AAJA Executive Leadership Program
Selected as a Dinah Eng Leadership Fellow and was part of a cohort of 25 mid-career leaders from newsrooms across the country.
Grant Recipient, Bridget O’Brien Scholarship (2009 – 2010)
Worked as part of a two-person team to produce an investigative series from West Africa examining the exploitation of young basketball players.
Project was named the Society of Professional Journalists’ National Winner for In-Depth Reporting and the Associated Collegiate Press’ National First Place Multimedia Story of the Year.
Multimedia Participant, Mountain Workshops (2011)
One of 20 photojournalists selected nationally for the five-day intensive Western Kentucky University workshop.
Produced short-form video about recovered alcoholic single mother with a developmentally disabled daughter.