I am currently the graphics producer and editorial assistant at For the Record with Greta on MSNBC. I was formerly a digital and graphics producer with the PoliticsNation with Rev. Al Sharpton.
I graduated with a dual bachelors of arts in Journalism and Media Studies and Women's and Gender Studies from Rutgers University in New Brunswick. I am a strong writer and researcher and have worked tirelessly at honing my data literacy skills in my spare time. I received highest honors as well as the Dorothy Hamilton Balliet Award for Outstanding Research for the work on my senior honors thesis in Women's Studies. I have learned a lot more about the industry as an intern at MSNBC and have greatly improved my research skills as a writer and journalist as a part of the organization.
July 2016 – Present
- Write VOs for broadcast
- Pitch stories for broadcast and social media
- Conduct research to assist in segment producing
- Pre-interview show guests and write summary of their thoughts to assist host in preparation for their questions
- Find and cut SOT montages for broadcast
- Write banners for segments
- Produce weekly recap video of PoliticsNation Sunday show for upload on social media
- Produce social media videos with other members of team
- Pitch, write, edit and schedule 15-25 social media posts daily
- Keep co-workers apprised of online discussion on social media
- Work with artists, segment producers, and the show’s director to conceptualize graphics
- Coordinate with director on set blocking and graphic production
- Check graphics for informational accuracy and design clarity
- Collect images and coordinate with video editor to create voiceover b-roll for air
- Design graphics when artistic department needs assistance
- Make graphic corrections on the fly during live and pretaped shows
- Run radio scripts for Rev. Al Sharpton’s daily radio show
- Manage Rev. Sharpton’s schedule for the show, making sure he gets to shoots and other appointments on time
- Track guests’ commute to studio, escort them through security and to set
- Talk guests through the filming of segments over IFB
Jan 2016 – May 2016
- Researched up-to-the-minute details of breaking news to create a timeline of information for anchor’s one-sheet
- Compiled information on guests to assist production team in preparing on screen Chryon elements such as banners and bioboxes
- Outlined and logged press conferences and election events during the 2016 cycle
- Evaluated tape of newsworthy events and select clips for on air use
- Monitored competing news networks and social media of presidential candidates and politicians
- Contacted the offices of elected officials for comment on the news of the day
- Printed scripts for anchors during shadowing duties with production assistants
- Checked graphics in Thunder with graphics production assistant
- Fact-checked information that appears on CAWP’s website and backend SQL database for up-to-date information
- Compared information across multiple databases of congressional officials and assessed their accuracy
- Authored a comprehensive tweet database for CAWP’s Teach a Girl to Lead campaign
- Compiled a state by state list of educational resources to teach students about women’s role in American politics
Sept 2015 - Dec 2015
- Facilitated production team with ingesting online video and other audio-visual elements into a centralized NBCUniversal database for on air use
- Distinguished newsworthy stories from state wires and viewer emails and circulated them to the production team
- Searched through video of live events to find the best footage for on air use
- Logged speeches and press gaggle videos for producers’ reference
- Handled general office administration duties including general errands, guest accommodations and transcription
In addition to my outstanding work on an interdisciplinary honors thesis that received Highest Honors in the Women’s and Gender Studies department, I have also excelled in many other areas of my education. I have completed several introductory courses in computer science and coding, including data structures. Additionally, I have published more work as a journalist at The Tab, an online periodical targeting college students. I am also an Undergraduate Associate with the Eagleton Institute of Politics of New Jersey.
The Henry Rutgers Scholar Award recognizes graduating seniors who have completed outstanding independent research projects leading to an interdepartmental thesis or a thesis in their major field of study.
This award is presented once a year for the best thesis demonstrating meticulous research, exceptional writing and passionate argumentation in the Women’s Studies Honors Program.
The nation’s most prestigious honor society, which inducts students with a record of
well-rounded academic excellence.
A competitive political science certificate program for undergraduate students to learn about real world politics from experienced practitioners.
Academic excellence in the top 10% of the second year class