- Minneapolis MN
Accomplishments: In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, I produced both breaking news and in-depth features for the Washington Post, helped write and produce a podcast episode for the Australian Broadcasting Network and worked as a producer for a BBC Panorama documentary. I also co-wrote a piece for the Reformer in which we used interviews and scanner audio to show how police had shifted their response to the area around George Floyd Square. This article won a first-place award from the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists for the best "Enterprise/In-Depth" single-story reporting pieces of 2020.
Accomplishments: I was part of the writing and production team for "Denied Justice," an investigative podcast produced in collaboration with the Star Tribune, based on cases of rape that went uninvestigated by law enforcement authorities in Minnesota. It won the 2019 Marconi award for "Best Radio Podcast."
Accomplishments: I wrote several of the top shared posts for PRI in 2015, including two "How to Help," pieces (here and here) on the Syrian refugee crisis that reached over 500,000 unique viewers. Another feature I wrote on the refugee resettlement debate in Montana was highlighted by the Solutions Journalism Network as an example of "Solutions journalism."
Accomplishments: I was the assignment editor for coverage of the 34 disappeared Ayotzinapa students in Mexico in 2014. Our team was the first to publish footage showing the students before they died in this video, which broke news in the U.S. and Mexico. I also field-produced a video from the Mall of America with the first large Black Lives Matter protest in Minnesota.
Accomplishments: My team increased unique visitors by 18.45% (year over year) during budget cuts while launching new verticals that drove traffic, engagement and revenue.
Accomplishments: The team I built with Open Media Miami helped double the audience for the Herald's downtown section, reaching over 100,000 viewers, and developed a loyal following of readers, contributors and sponsors/advertisers.
Accomplishments: I won a first place South Carolina State Press Association award (the highest honor available for reporter at a newspaper of that scale in the state) for a three-part series on the case of Dan Hiers, a local police officer who, after he was charged with a molesting a minor, allegedly killed his Brazilian wife, Ludimila, before fleeing. I interviewed Ludimila's family in Portuguese, and was able to tell her story in a more complete and humanistic way that had been done previously.
Accomplishments: I won a South Carolina Press Association award for a second day follow-up on a suspected gang shooting. The piece was a feature focused on a pastor who had intervened with neighborhood youths to prevent more violence.
Portuguese: Fluent spoken
Spanish: Conversational, able to conduct interviews without a translator
Majored in Geography and Urban Studies with minors in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.