Writer, editor, journalist
Skills: CMS, Microsoft Suite, Wordpress, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, basic HTML, etc. Fluent in Spanish. Passionate photographer and videographer. Outdoor enthusiast.
Bryant University - Smithfield, RI
March 2012 - present
Writer/Editor, University Relations department
Contributor to the 500+ page redesign of the Bryant.edu site.
Providence Business News - Providence, RI
Aug. ‘10 - March ‘12
I was responsible for writing all of the breaking news content for the PBN.com homepage, and editing the online content of the six staff reporters. I also served as the technology reporter for the print edition (circulation: 36,000) covering local companies, startups, and related news. I also gave 55-second daily business news updates for radio station WPRV-AM.
Special projects: I initiated and implemented PBN’s first social media strategy on Facebook and Twitter. I was a major contributor to the redesign of PBN.com; I created the original layout and suggested many features of the new website to make it more user-friendly and modern.
La Colmena Virtual - Barcelona, Spain
Nov. ‘09 - June ‘10
I helped found the first social media news website available in Spanish with Jose Baig, long-time veteran of the BBC. While there, I developed a style guide specific to social media reporting for our reporters, setting guidelines on how to verify sources found through Facebook, Twitter, etc.
In less than 8 months, LCV built its readership to more than 20,000 unique monthly visitors.
Thomson Reuters - Madrid, Spain
Oct. ‘07 - July ‘08
I covered Spanish financial news for the English wire, as well as the renewable energy beat.
Market News International - Madrid, Spain
Oct. ‘07 - Oct. ‘08
I freelanced for Market News International in Madrid, covering Bank of Spain and European Central Bank events.
Camino Media - Madrid, Spain
July ‘07 - Oct. ‘08
I filmed and shot stories for HDTV’s Deadline about unique Spanish festivals, traditions, and other cultural events. I also worked as a production assistant on commercial shoots for Red Bull and NBA Europe Live, and during documentary shoots for National Geographic.
CNN - Madrid, Spain
June ‘07 - Aug. ‘07
I was responsible for securing and researching interview for correspondents with everyone from top Spanish government officials to the “man on the street.” Some of the more noteworthy stories include: a live interview with Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal; U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s visit to Madrid; trial coverage of the March ‘04 terrorist bombings in Madrid.
Master’s in Journalism, BCNY - Feb. ‘10
A joint program between Columbia University and the University of Barcelona, designed as a working multimedia newsroom. While there, I refined my on- and off-camera abilities; wrote for both print and online publications in Spanish; and learned from accomplished journalists from around the world. My course ended with a 4-month internship at Barcelona’s La Vanguardia newspaper.
Bachelor’s, State University of New York at Albany - May ‘07
I graduated summa cum laude in just three years, maintaining a 4.0 GPA in my majors, Journalism and Spanish.
Study abroad, Universidad Complutense de Madrid -
Sept. ‘04 to June ‘05
I independently enrolled in a Spanish university and took senior-level classes in Hispanic Studies and Journalism.