MY WORK

 At POLITICO Live, I produce on-stage news conversations with Washington newsmakers. 

6th Annual Women Rule Summit

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Disaster Relief in an Era of Extreme Weather

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Eighth Annual State Solutions

At The Washington Post, I pitched, wrote, edited and produced a mix of original videos and breaking news.

 

RESUME


SKILLS


  • Live event, television news and digital video production

  • Interview producer 

  • Editorial content development

  • Collaborating across teams in a newsroom

  • Video editing with Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro

  • Social news gathering, licensing of viral and breaking video content

  • Control room experience

  • Project management

  • Native Spanish speaker


EXPERIENCE


Senior Producer

POLITICO April 2018—Present

Washington, D.C.

At POLITICO, I am the Senior Producer for POLITICO Live, an extension of POLITICO's journalism. As Senior Producer, I lead editorial content development for Live programs, such as interviews, panel discussions, and summits. This entails collaborating with reporters and editors across the newsroom and serving as the main point of contact with the revenue team,which manages sponsorship for Live programs.

Digital Video Producer and Editor

THE WASHINGTON POST December 2015—April 2018

Washington, D.C.

I was part of The Post's Video team and worked as the digital video producer and editor on the Metro desk, which covers the D.C. region in addition to hosting multiple blogs focused on issues of national and global scope, such as religion, immigration, and education. In this role, I was the lead on producing a range of video storytelling that included viral and breaking news and original videos to complement The Post’s reporting. I was part of the team at The Post that received a national Emmy nomination for the "Obama's Legacy" series

News Producer

ASSOCIATED PRESS May 2012—November 2016

Washington, D.C.

I produced and coordinated coverage on the Latin America video desk with multiple bureaus in the region and dozens of video journalists. Because I worked remotely based in D.C., I had to rely on strong relationship-building skills to guide coverage in the field and obtain video content in a timely manner to meet deadlines. Some of the biggest stories I worked on included the breakthrough in diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, the election of Pope Francis and the possibility of asylum in Latin America for National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. I was also sent to El Salvador to guide coverage on several stories.

Program Officer

INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR JOURNALISTS February 2011—May 2012

Washington, D.C.

I used project management skills to conceive and implement programs that trained more than 100 journalists in digital tools and technology. This entailed organizing boot camps, seminars, and online classes and helping to vet applicants and instructors. I was awarded a digital innovation award for my contributions at ICFJ.

Volunteer and Mentor, Urban Journalism Workshop

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 2011-2012

Washington, D.C.

I taught broadcast journalism and video journalism to high school students with an emphasis on writing, shooting video and interviewing.

Video Journalist

AOL LATINO (NOW KNOW AS HUFFPOST VOICES) November 2010—May 2011

Washington, D.C.

I produced, shot and edited video stories as a video journalist based in D.C. for the AOL Latino platform, which is now part of The Huffington Post. This entailed pitching all of my stories,shooting and editing, coordinating interviews, writing scripts and ensuring stories were published on AOL Latino in a timely manner.

Guest Journalism Instructor, Prime Movers Media

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY September 2010—December 2010

Washington, D.C.

I taught journalism at a local high school with an emphasis on news writing, reporting and journalism ethics.

Reporting Fellow

CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY July 2009—September 2010

Washington, D.C.

As an investigative reporting fellow, I spent the bulk of my time at the Center working on an award-winning investigation into sexual assault on college campuses. I conducted more than a dozen interviews, analyzed court records and submitted FOIA requests. I also worked on developing investigations into tainted drywall and predatory lending for auto loans.

News Writer, Associate Producer, Live Shot Producer

CBS Dallas-Fort Worth August 2006—June 2009

I worked at the CBS owned-and-operated TV stations CBS 11 and TXA 21 News in the country's number five TV news market. I wrote news scripts for 6-8 live newscasts, worked with reporters to get the latest information gathered in the field, worked on graphics and coordinated live reports under extreme pressure. I also fill-in produced for the CBS 11 Morning News and produced the morning “cut-ins,” which gave viewers live updates during CBS taped programming.

News Producer Apprentice

CBS Chicago February 2006—August 2006

Through a competitive process, I was selected to work as a paid news producer apprentice at the CBS owned-and-operated TV station, CBS 2 Chicago in the country's number three TV news market. I rotated through various departments including producing for the news website, working on the assignment desk and investigative news unit. I also wrote copy for newscasts, field produced and produced the morning "webcast" for the station.

James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellow (Nonpartisan)

ILLINOIS GOVERNOR’S OFFICE August 2005—February 2006

Greater Chicago Area

Through a competitive process, I was selected as a paid fellow for the James H. Dunn Memorial Fellowship program, which is a non-partisan program for high-achieving, recent college graduates. I worked in the Chicago press office of the Illinois Governor. I wrote press releases, handled media calls, researched and drafted talking points and helped coordinate news conferences. This was an amazing experience to learn about politics from the inside out.

Capitol Hill House Radio-TV Gallery Intern

RTDNA May 2005—July 2005

Washington, D.C.

Through a competitive process, I was selected as a paid intern to work in the House Radio-TV Gallery. I handled calls from Washington-based producers and reporters regarding legislation making its way through Congress, which meant I had to be well-informed on the key issues Congress was debating at the time. I also helped coordinate live interviews for major news organizations at the Radio-TV Gallery studio and other locations on the Capitol. I also attended Congressional hearings and briefings. This was a great introduction to political journalism.


EDUCATION


University of Virginia Darden School of Business

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 2019—2021

American University

MASTER OF ARTS Journalism & Public Affairs

Activities and Societies: Recipient, Fellowship in Investigative

The George Washington University

BACHELOR OF ARTS Political Communication, Journalism

Activities and Societies: University Honors Program, The Elizabeth Somers Women's Leadership Program.

Undergraduate internships: Dow Jones Newswires, MSNBC, NBC 4 Washington U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Peace Corps

Campus leadership roles: President, GW Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists Mu Delta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. GW Women’s Leadership Conference steering committee Organization of Latino American Students (OLAS) Executive Board



AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS


  • Member of Emmy-nominated team that produced The Washington Post’s “Obama’s Legacy” series

  • 50 Women Can Change the World in Journalism, alumna of inaugural leadership cohort 

  • American University School of Communication, Alumni Distinguished Communicator Award

  • The Impact Center’s Women’s Executive Leadership Development program, alumna

  • Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship, alumna

  • Kiplinger Fellowship in digital media, alumna