University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health

Position: Research coordinator, July 2021-present

  • Support three doula-related research projects by organizing meetings with community partners, collecting and analyzing qualitative data, preparing manuscripts and planning other dissemination efforts
  • Manage graduate student researchers’ tasks

O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism at Marquette University

Position: Fellow, August 2020-May 2021

  • Conducted more than 60 interviews to report “The state of doula care,” a series that examines how the role of doulas intersects with private and public insurance, race, socioeconomic status and policy
  • Mentored student interns by providing hands-on journalism training
  • Organized a virtual community event about the postpartum period based on reporting that published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Center for Health Journalism at the University of Southern California

Position: Freelance Contractor, September 2018-May 2020

  • Promoted Reporting Health webinars on social media
  • Conducted outreach by contacting potential participants and journalism organizations
  • Wrote promotional language for e-blasts

University of Washington

Position: Graduate student assistant, September 2019-March 2020

  • Completed a process evaluation for the Community Empowerment Partners-Endomentrial Cancer program
  • Conducted qualitative interviews and analyzed qualitative data related to racial disparities and endometrial cancer
  • Supported research team by completing data input and other tasks as needed

The Washington Post

Position: Multiplatform editor, December 2015-August 2018

  • I began as a producer on the Emerging News Products team at The Post in December 2015. I curated lead stories for the national app and helped launch The Lily, a publication that elevates women’s voices, in June 2017.
  • Produced Lily Lines, an award-winning, twice-weekly newsletter on issues affecting women
  • Worked with freelancers to bring diverse content to The Lily
  • Served as a liaison between editorial and engineering teams
  • Collaborated with a team of editors and designers to produce daily content and feature projects for The Lily (Examples: #31days31firsts for Women’s History Month, a nostalgic travel series called The Goodbye and The Lily’s one-year anniversary zine, Incognito)
  • Worked with a team of editors to implement and maintain a social media strategy for The Lily
  • Analyzed daily traffic reports to determine audience needs

International Center for Journalists

Position: Program Officer, September 2014-December 2015

  • Managed all social media platforms for ICFJ’s resource and tools and resources website, IJNet (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn)
  • Assisted IJNet managing editor with day-to-day operations
  • Updated financial grants and pay contributors
  • Wrote blog posts on current trends and new journalism initiatives
  • Monitored traffic using Google Analytics and social media accounts using Twitter Ads and Twitter and Facebook analytics

Peace Corps in the Kyrgyz Republic

Position: English teacher/community organizer, May 2012-June 2014

  • Expanded the use of modern teaching methodologies amongst village teachers
  • Wrote and managed three grants totaling $11,464 with 2,209 beneficiaries:
    • Funded the purchase of 222 new English textbooks paired with five professional development trainings
    • Implemented trainings to encourage nutrition and fitness education through women’s clubs throughout Kyrgyzstan
    • Organized a camp for 30 boys to reduce the stigma of HIV/ AIDS
  • Selected by the Peace Corps staff as a cultural and technical trainer for a new group of volunteers


Position: Local producer, September 2011-March 2012

  • Produced daily content for Philly.com’s hyperlocal startup site, Neighbors Main Line, which launched in early October 2011
  • Maintained and updated blog with articles and multimedia on topics including government spending and changes, zoning, community issues and the arts
  • Modified and expanded blog posts for print in The Philadelphia Inquirer


University of Washington

Seattle, WA

Master of Public Health

Thesis: A Survey of Birth Doulas: Medicaid Reimbursement in Washington State

Graduated: June 2020

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Magna Cum Laude

Graduated: January 2012


Team Lily: 2018 Webby Awards winner, Email Newsletter for Lily Lines

2012 Keystone Press Award, 2nd Place for public service/enterprise package

2012 Association for Education of Journalism and Mass Communication: First place for Best Online Publication for series on George W. Nebinger School

2011 Keystone Press Award, Honorable Mention: Photo Story

2011 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award: Third place for in-depth reporting