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
For the Record with Greta Van Susteren (Jan 2016 – Present)
- Produce both reader segments and guested pieces for broadcast, which involves writing scripts, conducting research, gathering elements, and conducting pre-interviews with guests
- Pitch stories and segment ideas to team leaders for broadcast and social media
- Manage my time between ordering and producing graphics and producing segments
- Coordinate with artists, segment producers, and the show’s director to conceptualize graphics and design the theme and look of newly launched MSNBC primetime show’s
- Verify graphics for accuracy and design clarity and make graphic corrections on the fly during live shows
- Assist in the creation of graphics for blocking out studios
- Collect images and coordinate with video editors to create stills b-roll for air
PoliticsNation with Rev. Al Sharpton (July 2016 – Dec 2016)
- Produced social media video of PoliticsNation Sunday show for upload on social media
- Talked guests through the filming of segments over IFB
- Pitched, wrote, edited and scheduled 15-25 social media posts daily
- Organized radio scripts for Rev. Al Sharpton’s daily radio show
- Managed Rev. Sharpton’s schedule for the show, making sure he gets to shoots on time
- Informed co-workers of discussions occurring on social media to assist in broadcast production
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
2012 - 2016
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