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Digital Producer, New England Center for Investigative Reporting | Nov. 2014 – Nov. 2015

  • In-depth investigations. Built web layout for longform investigations using WordPress, Atavist and other tools. These investigations included text, sidebars, interactive content, photos, audio and video. My role involved presenting these packages online in a way that was intuitive, beautiful and compelling.
  • Data visualizations. Cleaned data and built interactive maps, timelines, graphs, charts and slideshows using tools like TimelineJS, Google Sheets, Google Fusion Tables, CartoDB and Atavist. Oversaw design and implementation of a more complex interactive for NECIR’s “Out of the shadows” investigation by a team that included an editor, a reporter and an outside web development and design firm.
  • Site redesign and rebranding. Oversaw technical and some logistical aspects of site redesign, rebuild and rebranding. This involved everything from coordinating with site developers on technical specifications for new site to reviewing wireframes and design files to migrating content, in close coordination with the Director of Audience Engagement and an outside development and design firm.


Independent Journalist | Sept. 2012 – Present


Editor-in-Chief, Spare Change News | May 2013 – Jan. 2015

  • Breaking reporting. Led team that broke news of problems with the Long Island Bridge, a major local story, months before competitors.
  • Site redesign. Initiated and oversaw move from outdated, cumbersome Drupal site to contemporary and user-friendly WordPress site.
  • Rebranding. Redesigned newspaper’s nameplate, layout, social media logos and website with cleaner, more contemporary branding
  • Editing. Assigned and edited stories, wrote headlines and set editorial vision for organization


Web Editor, Spare Change News | Nov. 2012 – May 2013

  • Social media. Increased engagement and following on social-media channels, including Facebook and Twitter
  • Email blasts. Redesigned bi-weekly email blast for sleeker, more contemporary look.
  • Editing. Copyedited and assigned stories and wrote headlines


Co-Editor, Cult/ure: The Graduate Journal of Harvard Divinity School | May 2009 – June 2010

Columnist, The West Georgian | Jan. 2006 – May 2006

Reporter, The West Georgian | Sept. 2002 – May 2003



  • Data journalism. Access, Excel, Pivot Tables, Fusion Tables, Google Sheets, Google Maps, Google Earth, CartoDB, Mapbox, Timeline JS, Atavist
  • Digital security. GPG, Tor, OTR, File Vault, Tails, KeePassX, Signal, HTTPS, threat modeling
  • Web. HTML/CSS, WordPress, Joomla, MediaWiki, Drupal, Dreamweaver CS4
  • Multimedia. Photoshop CS 4, GIMP 2.8, Ustream, basic DSLR photography



  • Spanish. Basic speaking and reading ability.
  • Tibetan. Intermediate reading ability.

Harvard University, M.Div. in Religion and Society and Buddhist Studies | May 2010

University of West Georgia, B.A. in Psychology | May 2006



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