Freelance Reporter                                                                          Barcelona & Global - Jan 2016 - Present

  • Serve as luxury editor for Skift producing two weekly articles & industry newsletter
  • Serve as special correspondent covering consumer news for AFAR
  • Research and write C-level research papers for Skift and travel technology startups
  • Cover health and wellness in destinations worldwide for wellness site Kale.Life
  • Profile cities as knowledge hubs and meetings destinations for Boardroom Magazine

Freelance Video & Podcast Producer                                          Barcelona & Global - Jan 2016 - Present

  • Conceptualized, produced & directed Skift’s first documentary-style video in Barcelona
  • Produce & host 360-degree videos on top places to visit for Berlin startup LookAround
  • Produce & host travel industry podcast Travel Is Your Business

Travel+Leisure                                                                      New York, NY | August 2015 - November 2015

News Editor
• Produced daily posts on consumer travel news and developed T+L's industry-focused coverage.
• Assisted in development of multimedia efforts including video, podcast & sponsored content.

Skift                                                                                                       New York, NY | July 2012 - June 2015

• Produce 2 to 4 daily original pieces on tourism, aviation, hospitality, digital innovation, startups and marketing
• Responsible for daily curation, breaking news, and planning personal editorial calendar
• Manage editorial operations as sole weekend editor twice a month
• Edit and contribute to trends reports, event presentations, and marketing materials
• Created and implemented our social media strategy on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for one year

HashTag Labs                                                                                               New York, NY | December 2014

Assistant Producer
• Assisted in scout location, day-of production and distribution for branded web videos

GigaOM                                                                                                        New York, NY | April – May 2012

Freelance Reporter
• Reported on technology, data findings and media

Center for International Stabilization and Recovery               Harrisonburg, VA | September 2010 – May 2011

Editorial & Program Assistant
• Edited all stages of submitted articles for The Journal of ERW and Mine Action
• Conducted research for web databases, grants and project proposals • Fact-checked articles with foreign authors
• Assisted in the planning and organization of the annual Senior Manager’s Course for managers of organizations working towards the eradication and removal of land mines and ERW.
• Facilitated the orientation planning for 16 international participants. •Planned events and coordinated speakers for the 3rd annual Post Conflict Recovery Week covering landmine and ERW removal and post conflict recovery.

The Business Insider                                                                               New York, NY | May – August 2009

Research / Operations Intern
• Researched and compiled information for a database of green energy companies
• Organized and assisted in the launch of digital video series


James Madison University                                                                                  Harrisonburg, VA | May 2011
Cumulative GPA: 3.65 Cum Laude
• Bachelor of Arts in School of Media Arts and Design | Journalism Concentration
• Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies | Global Justice Concentration

Universidad de Salamanca                                                                             Salamanca, Spain | Spring 2010
• Studied Spanish, Spanish literature, Spanish civilization, and comparative politics

The CodEd                                                                         New York, NY | September 2012 – February 2013
• Attended class 4 times per week at education lab and app development studio specializing in digital media production
• Learned to style webpages with HTML and CSS and created web pages using JavaScript and jQuery

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism                                                               New York, NY | January 2014
• Attended one week crash course on covering economics, finance, and business

• PC and Mac OS literate: Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Photoshop, InDesign, Final Cut Pro, HTML
• Social Media Platforms: WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, LinkedIn
• Language: Highly proficient in written and conversational Spanish, Basic French and Italian