New York University – New York, NY
Master of Arts in Journalism and Advanced Certificate in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting. 2011
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) – Honolulu, HI
Certificate in Professional Writing. 2009
Bachelor of Science in Physics. 2007
• Expertise in interviewing, writing, editing, video production and audio production;
• Working knowledge of various professional and multimedia programs, including Microsoft Office Suite, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro X, Pro Tools, Adobe Soundbooth, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
Freelance Science Journalist - Aiea, HI - 2012–Present
Write science articles for various outlets, including as LiveScience, ScienceNOW and Cosmos Magazine online.
Freelance Editor and Multimedia Producer - Readorium - Aiea, HI - 2012
Edit science articles written for children. Produce explanatory videos, photos, and comic strips to help children understand scientific concepts mentioned in Readorium lessons.
Web Intern - TechMediaNetwork - New York, NY - 2011–2012
Wrote daily news articles for TechMediaNetwork's science and technology publications, including LiveScience.com, Space.com, LifesLittleMysteries.com, MyHealthNewsDaily.com, TechNewsDaily.com and InnovationNewsDaily.com
Web Intern - Discover Magazine - New York, NY - 2011
Wrote science news articles for two of Discover's online blogs: 80 Beats and Discoblog.
Editor & Contributing Writer - Scienceline - New York, NY - 2010–2011
Edited and wrote science-based news articles, blogs and features for www.scienceline.org.
Science Writer - University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program - 2009–2010
Wrote and edited news stories for Ka Pili Kai magazine. Transcribed and edited audio interviews for future podcasts. Wrote content for Sea Grant website, such as staff biographies.
Engineering Technician - High Energy Physics Group - UHM - 2007–2009
Created 3D computer models of electronic instruments for physics projects and experiments using AutoCAD software.
Specialist - Apple Retail Store, Ala Moana Mall - Honolulu, HI - 2008–2009
Sales. Conducted workshops and training sessions on Apple software and hardware.
Research Assistant - Smithsonian Institution & Institute for Astronomy - UHM - 2007
Assisted telescope operators with observations at the Submillimeter Array on Mauna Kea, HI.
Research Assistant - NASA Astrobiology Institute - UHM - 2006–2007
Hunted for extra-solar planets in the planetary system of GJ 876.
Office Clerk - Department of Theatre and Dance - UHM - 2004–2006
Performed general clerical tasks.