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.

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Resume

Skills

  • Media Production and Graphic Design Software: Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut, Audacity
  • Experience with a variety of audio-visual equipment use and troubleshooting
  • Web and Office Skills: HTML/CSS, WordPress, various content management systems
  • Foreign Language Ability: Spanish

Media Production and Management Experience

University Space Research Association (USRA) at NASA Goddard
Lead Heliophysics Producer, Multimedia Team Manager, Greenbelt, MD, July 2010 - Present

  • Produce, edit, write, shoot, and animate videos about NASA’s research
  • Manage multimedia team on USRA contract (June 2017 - Present)
  • Managed social media team (2010-2012), tripling the number of Twitter followers

NASA Goddard - Solarium, Lead Multimedia Artist, Greenbelt, MD, February 2011 - Present

  • Launched a large scale, site-specific multimedia art installation that uses NASA solar data
  • Presented by invitation about the project at TEDx Peachtree 2014
  • Manage print and digital marketing, press relations, and coordinate installation venues, including The American Museum of Natural History

Tablet Magazine, Contributing Video Producer, Washington, DC, February 2013 - February 2014

  • Produced, edited, and shot for award-winning web series "Joan Nathan’s Chosen Food"

National Science Foundation, Multimedia Assistant, Arlington, VA, May - August 2009

  • Provided video coverage of events on Capitol Hill for the Discover Magazine website

Vanity Fair, Contributing Video Producer, Washington, DC, May – November 2008

  • Shot and edited "Capitol Conversations," featuring Dee Dee Myers and Todd Purdum

BioMedical Media, Production Assistant, Columbus, OH, January – August 2007

  • Wrote, shot, and edited videos, covering medical research for local news

Audio and Print Reporting Experience

WAMU, Intern, Washington, DC, October - December 2007 and January - June 2010

  • Researched stories, conducted interviews, and pitched stories

Latino Empowerment Outreach Network, Volunteer, Columbus, Ohio June 2006 - 2007

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

Education

American University, MFA - Washington, DC, May 2010

  • Film and Electronic Media

The Ohio State University, BA - Columbus, OH, June 2007

  • Major in Spanish, minor in Studio Art
  • Magna Cum Laude

Awards

  • Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Student (Non-News) Production, 2010
  • The Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award, NASA Goddard, 2012
  • Agency Group Achievement Honor Award, NASA Headquarters, 2013
  • Invited to present at TEDx Peachtree, 2014
  • Peer Award, Office of the Director, NASA Goddard, 2015
  • Peer Award, Heliophysics Division, NASA Goddard, 2016
  • Newsbrief Award for Shortform Video, DC Area Science Writers' Association, 2017
  • TIVA Peer Bronze Award - Government Production, 2017
  • Emmy Award Nomination - Science/Health Reporting, Capital Emmys, 2018