I am an experienced journalist and digital strategist based in Washington, D.C. 

INNOVATIVE

I developed innovative projects that help people understand news and information. Projects included:

  • Govtracker: A political blog in Indiana that tracked legislative bills and local politics.
  • Slideshows: For PennLive/Patriot-News in Pennsylvania that explained the changing population through data from the U.S. Census and other sources.  

DATA-DRIVEN REPORTING

I once wrote 40 federal Freedom of Information requests for a single story. I'm still waiting for some of them to be filled. Other data reporting I've done:

DIGITAL STORYTELLER

I have produced stories for audiences that don't just read the news, but want to interact and understand in different ways. 

  • Snapchat: I used Snapchat to cover Bernie Sanders as he campaigned through Pennsylvania.
  • Audio: I helped produce audio stories for a newspaper in Indiana.
  • Interactive graphics: I created things like a bill tracker and maps of possible areas of lead poisoning.

STRATEGIST

I have created strategies that have a proven record of growth. Some strategies include:  

  • Social media: I used social media during the 2016 election and first year of the Trump administration to connect people to videos, graphics and other information.
  • Email: I helped produce a weekly newsletter, sign ons, surveys and fundraising emails. 
  • Web design: I designed and built custom websites focused on topics from health care to property records.