film camera with computer My Media Experience

My academic career has been interspersed with work in media production, and I’ve held a series of internships and paid positions at newspapers, magazines, websites, broadcast news, cable television, film, radio, and a museum.

Journalism

My journalism career began as the science editor for UC Santa Barbara’s campus newspaper, the Daily Nexus, where I won the California Intercollegiate Press Association’s award for best investigative reporting by a college journalist. After school, I went on to a production internship at ABC News Nightline and then spent a year as a junior editor and staff writer for Seed Magazine. Subsequently, I worked as a freelancer for the magazine and for Scientific American’s defunct Website, “60 Second Science.”

Film, Television, and Radio

While still in college, I produced a feature-length documentary on regulation of infertility medicine in America, which was shot in four states, and which I subsequently sold after college as an educational film to Chip Taylor Communications.

After graduating college, I worked in Los Angeles as a grip and production assistant on a variety of independent film projects, and as a production associate at Morningstar Entertainment, a contract-production company that produces programming for the Discovery Channel networks.

I also have some experience in broadcast. In addition to my internship at Nightline, I also worked as a freelance field producer for WNYC’s science-themed radio program, Radio Lab during my time in New York.

Web Development

While at Cornell, I took the opportunity to take the standard Web programming curriculum offered by the University’s information science program. I’ve primarily put my skills to use for research, but I will be developing several public sites in the coming year as part of a research assistantship funded by my advisor’s new NSF grant. You can read more about my views on Web programming elsewhere on this site.

The Marian Koshland Science Museum

In addition to my experiences with the various media described above, I spent a semester as a gradate fellow at the National Academy of Sciences, where I worked for the Academy’s Marian Koshland Science Museum to plan public programs (featuring, among others, the cast of Radio Lab) and conduct a front-end evaluation of one of the museum’s primary exhibits.