Work experience
 

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.

Education
 

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

Select media appearances
 

Skills

Offline
Associated Press style

DSLR photography
Basic video
Photoshop

Lightroom

Online

Basic HTML

Blogging

Social Media

Google Docs

Moveable Type
Wordpress