From producing segments, to making a podcast, to performing on stage and even drawing cartoons, one word I would have to use to describe myself would be creative. The other would be noodle-bodied.
Currently, I am an Associate Producer for The Beat with Ari Melber at 6pm on MSNBC. There, I pitch creative and original segment ideas, such as “How Trump Won the Internet,” “Trump and ‘The 48 Laws of Power’” and “Political ‘Burnout’ in the Trump Era.”
I also specialize in reporting on Silicon Valley and Facebook’s accountability problem. I conduct original research and produce in-depth segments, such as “Ari’s Questions for Zuckerberg,” “Zuckerberg’s Overseas Work with Authoritarian Regimes,” “Facebook Under Fire for Discrimination” and “Facebook, Duterte and ‘Fake News’.”
Here are two examples of segments I produced:
Previous to working on “The Beat”, I was an anchor producer with For the Record with Greta Van Susteren on MSNBC. I also served as a production assistant at NBC News4 in Washington, D.C. In May of 2016, I graduated Magna Cum Laude with dual degrees in broadcast journalism and theater from the University of Maryland, College Park.
During my years at university, I hosted an entertainment radio show, reported on the art and theatre scene in D.C. and became the rabid raccoon specialist at my internship with NBCWashington.com.
Humor is very important to me and I try to sprinkle it into everything I do. Like the time I wore a combo Disney’s Snow White and cat themed t-shirt to my internship at a morning radio talk show and the host had men call in and say whether or not they would date me based on the shirt. That wasn’t creepy in the slightest.
Or the time I was developing my podcast series titled, “Metro Files,” and decided to ask people provocative questions like, “What’s your spirit animal?” and “Was Abraham Lincoln a boobs or butt man?”
I have a passion for coding and creating interactive gifs and graphics for social media. My microsite analyzing the upcoming World War I memorial in D.C. combines everything I love: art, investigative reporting and interactive fun. But nothing has made me prouder than the time I photoshopped Donald Trump onto a can of Old Bay as a shareable graphic for the Maryland Republican Presidential Primary.
You can contact me here.