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EDUCATION

Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism, May 2011

Journalism M.S., coursework included investigative journalism, online news, conflict reporting and video storytelling.  Also interned at Al Jazeera English New York bureau.

  • Received Maria Moors Cabot journalism Scholarship from Columbia University
  • Won Foreign Press Association Scholarship for international reporting

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. May 2002

B.A. International Relations and Latin American Studies.

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

Latin America Correspondent for Univision News/ Fusion, Mexico City              December 2011 to Present

Covered elections in Mexico and Venezuela, Summit of the Americas in Colombia and multiple features and breaking news stories for ABC/Univision website, Fusion website and Fusion TV channel.  Experience producing 2-5 minute video packages, going on camera, and doing live two ways with show hosts.

Multimedia Freelance Reporter, Bogota, Colombia, December 2007 to June 2010

Covered breaking news and produced feature stories for North American media outlets. Travelled all over the country, sometimes reporting in conflict zones.

Web: Wrote day stories and features for news website Colombiareports.com.

Radio: CBC Canada, Voice of America, PRI and Free Speech Radio News. Produced and narrated stories about Colombia’s armed conflict and the war on drugs. Also covered 2010 elections, corruption scandals, lawsuits against U.S. companies and labor disputes.

TV: CurrentTV, produced short videos on child boxers, an anti-FARC Facebook activist and people using indigenous medicine in urban communities.

Interim Anchor, Free Speech Radio News, June to October 2009

Hosted daily 30 minute news program.  Collaborated on selecting show topics, produced a daily interview segment under tight deadlines.  Wrote and voiced show copy, including leads and wraps.

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE

Project Assistant, Ministry of Culture, Bogota, Colombia, June 2005 to April 2006

Reviewed and edited scripts for educational radio documentaries on subjects like HIV/AIDS, local government and migration for a community radio project funded by the UNDP and USAID.

Research Consultant, World Bank, Washington D.C. July 2003 to March 2005

Researched how communication strategies like ad campaigns, political lobbying and agricultural extension were used in World Bank funded health, infrastructure and rural development projects.

Research Intern, Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Washington D.C., January to July 2003

Wrote reports on Venezuelan politics that were distributed to journalists and foreign policy analysts.

SKILLS & INTERESTS

Languages:   Fluent in Spanish and French. Intermediate Portuguese.

Multimedia: Video recording and editing.  Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Protools, Adobe Audition.

 

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