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Professional Experience

Boston Globe, Boston, MA

Political, General Assignment, and Immigration Reporter, 2010 to present

Work includes on-the-ground reporting from Ferguson, Mo.; Flint, Mich.; Charleston, S.C.; Haiti; and Cape Verde. Was key member of election coverage for Boston mayor, Massachusetts governor, and the 2016 presidential primary. Produced in-depth multimedia projects on urban violence, President Obama’s legacy, and school choice with teams of photographers, videographers, web developers, and social media managers that led to community dialogues attended by the elected officials and gave voice to marginalized communities. Contributing member of 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning breaking news coverage of Boston Marathon bombing. Co-host of GlobeLive, the Globe’s live storytelling experience held before a sold-out audience of 500.

Assistant City Editor, Sunday Nights May 2013 to April 2014

Managed newsroom operations on Sunday nights, leading a team of five reporters and coordinating with the weekend and Metro editors. Assigned and edited stories, helped determine Monday’s metro news section, pitched stories to the Page 1 Desk.

Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Education Writer, July 2006 to Oct. 2010

Covered the nation’s sixth-largest school district from the classroom to the school board. Regularly analyzed standardized test scores, school budgets, and procurement and construction. Served as first-ever content manager of schools section of sun-sentinel.com and was the primary contributor to the education blog – both while serving as lead education reporter. Increased web traffic and user-generated content on the website, helping to build its reputation as a go-to source for school news.

Public Safety Reporter, Sept. 2003 to July 2006

Covered local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Regularly analyzed crime statistics and the social and political impact of public safety. Served as online team leader for the deadly ambush of a sheriff’s deputy and covered multiple hurricanes, helping to establish sun-sentinel.com as the community’s first source for news.

Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA

Staff Writer/METPRO Fellow, Oct. 2002 to Aug. 2003­

Produced content for the health and education, metro and criminal justice beats as part of the Tribune Company’s highly selective Minority Editorial Training Program.


M.A. in journalism, multimedia studies concentration, University of Miami, May 2010 — Coral Gables, FL

B.S. in communications, Journalism and English double major, University of Miami, May 2001 — Coral Gables, FL


2014 — Pulitzer Prize, Breaking News Boston Globe Staff, Boston Marathon bombing

2013 — Radio Television Digital News Association Unity Award, “68 Blocks – life, death, hope

2013 — National Headliner Awards First Place in Journalistic Innovation, “68 Blocks – life, death, hope

2012 — Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism Honorable Mention, “Getting In” school assignment

2009 — Online News Association Finalist, Student Journalism, Large Team, Special Olympics Live

2007 — Society of Newspaper Editors – Florida Chapter, First Place special section “Hip-hop Voices”

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