About me

I am an award-winning multimedia producer who specializes in both making and marketing content. My work has been shown internationally, aired on PBS, and has been featured in many outlets, including Vanity Fair, WIRED, The Atlantic, and National Geographic. I hold an M.F.A. from American University and a B.A. from The Ohio State University. I am currently the Lead Multimedia Producer for Heliophysics at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Press

Resume

Skills

  • Media Production Software: Final Cut Pro, Premier, After Effects, Compressor, Soundtrack
  • Experience with a variety of digital audio-visual equipment use and troubleshooting
  • Web, Design, and Office Skills: Adobe Creative Suite, HTML/CSS, WordPress
  • Proficiency with both Mac and PC
  • Foreign Language Ability: Spanish, working knowledge of Russian

Media Production Experience

NASA GSFC (February 2011 - present)
Lead Multimedia Artist

  • Designed and produced large scale, site-specific multimedia art installation that uses NASA data to immerse viewers in the sun’s surface
  • Presented about the project at TEDx Peachtree 2014
  • Manage outreach team and coordinate installation venues, including American Museum of Natural History, The Center for Creative Photography, and Georgia State University’s Window Project

NASA GSFC (July 2010 - Present)
Lead Heliophysics Producer, Multimedia Deputy Manager

  • Produce, edit, write, and animate videos about the latest science headlines
  • Coordinate multimedia production, working with web designers, writers, data visualizers, and animators
  • Managed social media team (2010-2012), tripling the number of Twitter followers in less than a year

Tablet Magazine (February 2013 - February 2014)
Contributing Video Producer

  • Produce, edit, shoot for award-winning web series "Joan Nathan’s Chosen Food"

National Science Foundation (May - August 2009)
Multimedia Assistant

  • Provided video coverage of events on Capitol Hill for the Discover Magazine website
  • Reported, produced, edited, shot, and animated for news release videos

Vanity Fair (May – November 2008)
Contributing Video Producer

  • Shot and edited for Dee Dee Myers and Todd Purdum’s "Capitol Conversations," a campaign season video series for vanityfair.com

BioMedical Media (January – August 2007)
Production Assistant

  • Wrote, shot, and edited video news releases, covering medical research topics for broadcast

Faces of the Past, Voices of the Present (June – August 2005)
Producer

  • Pitched, received university funding for, and produced hour-long documentary on Japanese Americans’ internment during WWII, based on a classroom oral history project at the Ohio State University
  • Conducted interviews with former internees, shot and logged over 30 hours of interview footage; acquired archival stills and footage, researched and wrote script, and edited final product
  • Documentary shared, by invitation, with the Japanese American National Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, and the European Social Science History Conference in Amsterdam

Writing, Research, and Logistics Experience

WAMU (January 2010 - June 2010)
Associate Producer/Intern

  • Researched stories, conducted interviews, and pitched global culture-related topics for episodes
  • Initiated blogging and social media outreach and distribution, creating a fan base

Latino Empowerment Outreach Network (June 2006 - 2007)
Volunteer Reporter/Researcher

  • Investigated access to health care by interviewing and working with Mexican immigrant mothers, outreach workers, and religious leaders

American University (May 2009 – June 2010)
Graduate Fellow

  • Produced and managed multimedia production for selected research projects
  • Served as multimedia consultant and trainer for campus New Media Center

Education

American University (May 2010)
MFA, Film and Electronic Media

  • Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Student (Non-News) Production, 2010

The Ohio State University (June 2007)
BA, Spanish, minor in Studio Art

  • Magna Cum Laude