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Resume


EDUCATION
New York University – New York, NY
Master of Arts in Journalism; Advanced Certificate in Science, Health and
Environmental Reporting. 2011

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) – Honolulu, HI
Certificate in Professional Writing. 2009
Bachelor of Science in Physics. 2007

SKILLS

• Expertise in interviewing, researching, writing, editing, transforming difficult concepts into easy-to-understand prose, social media promotion, and video & audio production
• Working knowledge of various professional and multimedia programs, including Microsoft Office Suite, Final Cut Pro X, Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator

WRITING EXPERIENCE

Science Writer - NOAA Fisheries - Honolulu, HI - 2015–Present
Write web news articles, features, and profiles about NOAA Fisheries' research, programs, and staff. Edit the office's public-targeted content. Produce and maintain office Style Guide for internal and external communications. Manage official Twitter and Facebook accounts. Develop informative videos for the web and various outreach events.

Freelance Science Journalist - Aiea, HI - 2012–Present

Write science-based news, feature articles, and explainers for various outlets, including Live Science, Everyday Health, Materials360 Online, Scientific American, and others

Freelance Editor and Multimedia Producer - Readorium - Aiea, HI - 2012
Edited science articles written for children. Produced explanatory videos, photos, and comic strips to help children understand complex scientific concepts.

Intern – TechMediaNetwork/Purch - New York, NY - 2011–2012

Wrote daily news articles for Purch's science, health, and technology publications, including Live Science, Life's Little Mysteries, and My Health News Daily.

Web Intern - Discover Magazine - New York, NY - 2011

Wrote several news posts a day for Discover Magazine's online blogs: 80 Beats and Discoblog.

Editor & Contributing Writer - Scienceline.org - New York, NY - 2010–2011
Edited and wrote news articles, blogs, and features.

Science Writer - University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program - 2009–2010
Wrote and edited news and content for Ka Pili Kai magazine and Sea Grant website.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Engineering Technician - High Energy Physics Group - UHM - 2007–2009
Created 3D computer models of electronic instruments for physics projects.

Specialist - Apple Retail Store, Ala Moana Mall - Honolulu, HI - 2008–2009

Sales. Conducted workshops and training sessions on Apple software and hardware.

Research Assistant - NASA Astrobiology Institute - UHM - 2006–2007
Hunted for extra-solar planets using computational techniques.

Office Clerk - Department of Theatre and Dance - UHM - 2004–2006
Performed general clerical tasks.