Multimedia journalist, producer, writer, film maker, photographer, investigator, researcher.


REPORTING EXPERIENCE

Freelance Reporter, Agence France Presse (AFP)                                       Goma, DRC 5/13 – 11/13

·      Created short news clips and photographs of breaking news in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Reporting Intern, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International                        Musanze, Rwanda 3/13 – 7/13

·      Created content and photographs for website, wrote a ten episode radio program on gorilla conservation translated and aired on local radio, updated organizations social media sites and drafted news letters for donors

Writer, Friends of Jimmy Carter’s National Historic Site                           New York, NY 8/12 – 1/13

·      Wrote copy for new website, educational pamphlets, corporate grant proposals, and journalistic articles based on historical archival research and original interviews.

Radio Reporter, Pamoja FM Kibera Community Radio                              Nairobi, Kenya 8/11 – 1/12

·      Created short daily content for radio programming, assisted head editor in editing and production with various stories. Produced two one-hour radio features, one on presidential elections in the DRC and one on corruption on Kenyan boxing leagues.

African Correspondent, Columbia Political Review                                      New York, NY 3/11 – 5/12

·      Wrote biweekly web features on news from the Great Lakes region. Provided photographs for all feature stories. Reported from Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Egypt


PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE

Documentary Producer, Vice Media                                                             Goma, DRC 6/13 – 12/13

·      Developed, researched, pitched and produced a documentary series about culture in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Worked on location with fixers, creating shoot schedule, managing budgets, as well as hosted each episode

Documentary Producer, “Maison Pour La Vie”                                            North Kivu, DRC 8/13 – 12/13

·      Researched, found characters, coordinated shooting schedule, managed budget and general production of a short documentary which is now being entered into film festivals.

Event Coordinator, African Fashion Fair                                                      Nairobi, Kenya 8/11 – 10/11

·      Worked with a team to organize three-day event. Responsible for organizing castings, coordinating with designers, contacting financial sponsors, hiring stage crew and set designers, contacting local and international media


CLERICAL EXPERIENCE

Managerial Assistant, Kenmare Restaurant                                                New York, NY 09/09 – 05/11

·      Assisted manager of popular restaurant and club in daily tasks such as payroll, inventory, schedules, private events, bookkeeping, reservations etc.

Weekend Office Manager, Prudential Carruthers Reality                           Pikesville, MD 09/08 – 09/09

·      In charge of all office duties on weekends, including updating listings, creating brochures, scheduling showing appointments, bookkeeping, and office inventory


EDUCATION

Columbia University, New York, New York, May 2012

Bachelors of the Arts in American Studies and African Studies

GPA: 3.5, Departmental Honors

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland 2004-2006

Continuing Education courses in dark room and digital photography

 
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