Resume

EDUCATION:
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Arts- Journalism, magna cum laude distinction
GPA of 3.85

EXPERIENCE:
Co-teacher/ Adjunct Faculty/ Faculty Editor: PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com, Temple University
January 2014 to present
• Creating and leading lectures for classes and small groups.
• Assisting students in the capstone journalism class in finding and developing sources and stories.
• Aiding students in shaping narrative and content for weekly assignments.
• Editing and grading student stories for publication.
• Maintaining weekly hours in newsroom to assist students with stories.

Managing Editor, JUMP Magazine
June 2011 to present
• Interviewing and profiling local artists, businesses and other music-related culture in Philadelphia.
• Part of team responsible for shaping and directing magazine’s evolution.
• Assisted in developing the quarterly print publication to its current production size of 10,000 copies per issue.
• Assisting in conception, creation, assignment and execution of content for each issue.
• Assigning writers and photographers to cover shows and performances throughout the city.

Curator, Red Bull Sound Select
November 2013 to present
Selecting local artists to participate in Red Bull’s music program designed to develop the finding and breaking of new, local artists.
• Managing 
quarterly shows and events connecting fans to emerging artists and artists with the program.
• Producing and promoting shows in the local market with local talent and a national headliner.

Curator, Tiny Room For Elephants
April 2014 to present
• Part of core team creating an ongoing collaborative, multi-genre, art and music project.
• Curating artists selected to participate in our Rooms project.
• Assisting in construction of a room inside a warehouse turned over to artists for the project.
• Shaping the documentation of the experience which is turned into webisodes, web content, books, installations, etc.
• Provided TRFE artists’ lounge backstage for performers and their families at The Roots Picnic 2016, 2017.

Editor, Temple DNC News Bureau
July 2016
• Assisted students from Temple University in a special topics course as a wire service covering the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
• Edited students working for nearly 20 news outlets around the country as producers, reporters, photographers, editors and journalists.
• Project received the 2016 EPPY Award for Best Use of Social Media/Crowd Sourcing with under 1 million unique monthly visitors.

Freelance writer
June 2008 to present
• Responsible for finding and developing sources and stories.
• Published on Vice, Metropolis/AxisPhillyPhiladelphia Daily News, Hip Hop Connection (UK).

Co-Owner/ Editor in Chief, Foundation Magazine
January 2005 to June 2010
• Involved in the magazine’s inception and creation.
• Participated in day-to-day activities of a print publication.
• Responsible for the conception, creation, assignment and execution of content for each issue.
• Maintained and cultivated a stable of freelance writers, photographers and sources.
• Assigned initial stories and follow-up editorial to freelancers and appropriate in-office staff for both print and digital teams.
• Worked industry contacts and other sources to deliver insightful, unique content and commentary.
• Oversaw a national team of people to market and promote the magazine.
• Achieved national distribution through Curtis Circulation, handling a majority of our 50,000 print-run with a sell through rate far above industry standard.
• Interviewed and profiled high-profile artists in the industry.

INTERESTS:
Traveling the world, photography, chess, reading, experiencing other cultures and new adventures.

REFERENCES:
Available on request.

WRITING SAMPLES:
Available here.