Staff Writer, Wirecutter (New York Times)

St. Paul, MN
July 2017 - present



— Write longform guides to emerging technology such as virtual reality headsets, drones and 3D printers

 

Freelance Writer

St. Paul, MN
July 2015 - present



— Pitch and write science and technology articles for other nationally recognized publications

 

 

Staff Writer, Backchannel (Wired)

San Francisco, CA
April 2015 - July 2015



— Wrote longform science and technology articles

— Developed new publications and initiatives with an emphasis on reader interaction

 

Staff Writer, Gigaom

San Francisco, CA
June 2013 - March 2015



— Maintained sources and deep knowledge in robotics, drones, augmented/virtual reality, 3D printing, space, materials science and connected devices

— Pitched, reported and wrote 2-3 stories a day, ranging from blog posts to breaking news to features

— Shot photos and video

— Appeared on panels and broadcasted interviews

 
Fellow, Wired

San Francisco, CA
January 2013 - June 2013



— Pitched, reported and wrote science and technology articles for the front section of the magazine

— Coordinated workflow for the entire magazine

— Wrote a daily staff science and technology newsletter

— Conducted research for the editor in chief and longer magazine pieces

— Sorted and responded to magazine pitches


Science Writing Intern, CERN

Geneva, Switzerland
July 2012 - December 2012



— Reported breaking news and features related to particle physics for Symmetry Magazine and Fermilab Today

— Contributed photographs and videos

— Authored historical articles and fact sheets for the CERN website

— Monitored scientific paper publications

— Assisted visiting journalists and dignitaries



Editor-in-Chief, The Badger Herald

Madison, WI
September 2011 - May 2012



— Directed the largest fully independent student newspaper in the U.S

— Managed five print editions a week and more than 35 editors

— Edited copy for content, grammar and AP style

— Implemented multimedia department and oversaw website redesign


Other positions held at The Badger Herald:
Editorial Board Member, January 2011 - May 2012
Editor-at-Large, January 2011 - May 2011
Technology Columnist, February 2010 - May 2011
News Content Editor, January 2010 - May 2010
Deputy News Editor, June 2009 - December 2009
Campus Editor, January 2009 - May 2009
Campus Reporter, September 2008 - December 2008
Campus Photographer, September 2008 - December 2008



Editorial Intern, The Onion

New York, NY
May 2011 - August 2011

— Edited weekly issues for accuracy, grammar and AP style

— Wrote weekly report tracking and forecasting news trends

— Managed editorial content with Google Docs

— Researched new TV ventures and content for "The Onion Book of Known Knowledge" and "The Ecstasy of Defeat"



Intern, offMetro.com

New York, NY
May 2011 - August 2011

— Reported and photographed notable green travel destinations and breaking news in the NYC region

— Researched and wrote weekly digest of top NYC region events

— Directed Twitter and Facebook pages

— Managed content with Wordpress

— Organized reader competitions



Copy Intern, Wisconsin State Journal

Madison, WI
June 2010 - August 2010



— Edited copy for accuracy, grammar and AP style 

— Wrote headlines for print edition in InCopy

— Worked closely with editors to ensure daily deadlines were met

— Designed business and local pages with InDesign

— Monitored AP and Reuters news wires

— Managed database of birth and death announcements.



News Intern, SUN Newspapers

Eden Prairie, MN
May 2009 - August 2009

— Reported and photographed local news stories for more than 40 weekly publications

— Pitched stories

— Produced video blogs and other multimedia content


Assistant, Accent Photography

Plymouth, MN
May 2009 - August 2009



— Assisted in photographing weddings in the greater Minneapolis metropolitan area

— Established and managed social media presence.

Work experience
 

Skills

Offline
Associated Press style

DSLR photography
Basic video
Photoshop

Lightroom

Online

Basic HTML

Blogging

Social Media

Google Docs

Moveable Type
Wordpress

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI

Bachelor of Science - Life Sciences Communication

Focus: International Agriculture and Natural Resources

September 2008 - August 2012

 

American University of Rome

Rome, Italy



Study abroad student
August 2010 - January 2011

Education
 

Select media appearances
 

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