M.A in Mass Communication, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication , Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ Expected December 2017

  • Chosen as Outstanding Graduate Student, December 2017
  • Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellow, Summer 2017
  • Producer, Videographer, Editor Troubled Water documentary, New21, Summer 2017
  • Arts and Culture Reporter, ASU State Press

B.A. in Broadcast Journalism, Marketing minor. Hawaii Pacific University , Honolulu, HI. January, 2010

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • 3.81 GPA, member of Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society and Alpha Chi Honor Society
  • Nominated as Valedictory Speaker at Graduation

Work History

Editorial Intern at the Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle, WA Aug. 2018-Nov. 2018

  • Staff writer, video producer and data reporter for business stories in the Seattle area

Journalist and Video Producer at CoBird News (contract), Los Angeles, CA March 2018-Present

  • Research and pitch stories with a local and national focus
  • Produce, shoot and edit video and photo content, as well as written digital stories

Investigative Journalist and Special TV Projects Producer, Cronkite News at AZPBS, Phoenix, AZ, Fall 2017

  • Produced, shot and edited mini-doc video segments about breakthroughs in scientific research for Catalyst on PBS
  • Produced, shot, edited, wrote and took photos for long-form multimedia investigative stories on immigration, crime, and firearm legislation

Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellow, Phoenix, AZ, Summer 2017

  • Producer, Editor and Cinematographer for Troubled Water documentary, New21, Summer 2017
  • Photographer for stories in North Carolina, Oklahoma and Louisiana
  • Writer for Industrial Contamination team investigative story
  • Researcher and data analyst for Industrial Contamination team

Product Marketing Manager, CBS Interactive , Freelance, Phoenix, AZ Jan 2016-Aug 2016

  • Developed and executed branded content and advertising campaigns across CBSi verticals
  • Spearheaded implementation of a cross business unit data product to package and sell targeted data opportunities to clients
  • Planned and executed media plans and events for industry tentpoles such as Fall Premieres, Upfronts and Comic Con

Associate Product Marketing Manager, CBS Interactive , San Francisco, CA May 2013- Jan 2016

  • Developed new media solutions and digital ad products for the sales team and helped manage post sale implementation and managed RFP response for high profile clients
  • Helped spearhead months long redesign of several CBSi websites
  • Instrumental in project and relationship management between editorial, technical and   inside customer facing sales teams

Account Coordinator, CBS Interactive , San Francisco, CA May 2012- May 2013

  • Supported internal sales teams in managing, executing, and trafficking online advertising campaigns, custom micro-sites and sponsorships, and beta promotional programs
  • Assisted in the preparation of media plans, sales proposals, and campaign presentations
  • Served as first point of contact for client inquiries and communicate ad specifications, creative lead times, and available inventory
  • Monitored and optimized campaign delivery and prepared weekly reports

Studio Coordinator, Perspective: Branding , Freelance, Emeryville, CA March 2012- May 2012

  • Administrative duties including answering phone, vendor coordination, scheduling, and expense reports
  • Organization and coordination of all aspects of the studio
  • Market research, social media coordination and advertiser outreach

Marketing and Community Associate, Avatar Reality, Inc., Honolulu HI April 2010- January 2011

  • Designed and produced banner ads, managed social media and wrote press releases and for the blog
  • Produced videos and photos for promotional use and updated company website
  • Planned and executed promotions and ad campaigns to increase product visibility, community interaction and drive membership
  • Edited community outreach messaging to be cohesive and effective

Professional Activities and Awards

Production Assistant, Hawaii Pacific University , South Africa June 2009

  • Participated in a month long documentary project on culture in South Africa
  • Performed interviews, produced and organized interviews and meetings
  • Ran camera and audio for interviews and segments

Intern, Oceanic Time Warner Creative Services Department , Honolulu, HI March 2009 – January 2010

  • Helped on commercial and television show shoots
  • Produced and edited content for the station
  • Appeared in on-camera segments
  • Gained knowledge and experience in working at a television station


  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Shooting and Editing Video
  • Basic HTML and CSS
  • Social Media Management
  • Shooting and Editing Photos
  • WordPress
  • Wix
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Omniture
  • Adobe Audience Manager
  • Writing for Print and Digital
  • DFP
  • Marketing and Ad Campaign Planning and Implementation
  • Data Journalism
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Research