Professional Experience

January 2016 – Present
The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington, D.C.
● Communications Manager

March 2011 –  January 2016
The Associated Press, Washington, D.C.
● Staff Writer
● Social Media Producer
● Radio Producer
● Editorial Assistant

June 2007 – February 2011
Gannett Company, Inc./The Journal News ,White Plains, N.Y.
● Staff Reporter

January 2007 – May 2007
The Los Angeles Times- D.C. Bureau, Washington, D.C.
● New Intern

June 2006 – August 2006
Wall Street Journal, New York, N.Y.
● Technology Intern

January 2006 – May 2006
Washington Post. Newsweek. Interactive. (WashingtonPost.com), Arlington, Va.
● Business and Technology Intern

June 2003 – August 2003
CNN, Atlanta, Ga.
● Guest Bookings Intern


MA in Communication
The Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
Tentative Graduation: December 2019

BA in Journalism, Business Administration Minor
Howard University, Washington, D.C.


Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship
National Press Foundation, Washington, D.C.
2014 – 2015

Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) Emerging Journalist Fellowship
Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS), Snowbird, Utah

Society of Professional Journalists’ Reporters Institute
The Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, Florida

The Rodgers Visit Program
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Berkeley, California

The New York Times Student Journalism Institute
The New York Times, New Orleans, Louisiana

Awards & Honors

The KAKEHASHI Project, 2017
Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE)

Award for Excellence, Distinguished Breaking News, 2008
New York Newspaper Publishers Association

Robert Asher-Washington Post Award, 2007
School of Communications, Howard University

Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of Washington, D.C. Scholarship, 2006- 2007
Washington, D.C. Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists