Columbia University School of Social Work — M.S.W. Class of 2019.

University of Wisconsin-Madison — B.A. (honors) in Geography, Class of 2014.

Current Work & Volunteer Activities

Intern, Office of the Public Advocate for the City of New York; Sep 2018 - May 2019

I worked in the Public Advocate’s Office in the Investigations and Policy Unit at 1 Centre Street, initially under Letitia James, then under Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and finally under Jumaane Williams. I conducted research, drafted reports, and edited briefs. Between policy assignments I operated the OPA’s Constituent Services hotline as an intake specialist.

Founder, Media and Social justice collaborative; Columbia University — Nov 2017 - May 2019

The MSJC exists to promote and facilitate collaborative relationships between social workers and journalists. I founded it in its present form and organized its panels, workshops, and networking events.

Graphic Designer, The Red Hook Star-Revue; Brooklyn, NY — intermittently from mar 2016 - present

The RHSR is an award-winning neighborhood newspaper in Southwest Brooklyn. I currently design the Arts Section, but have held many other positions within the sales, editorial, and design departments.

Freelance writer; Far and Wide — 2013 - present

In addition to the staff positions listed here, my written work has appeared in City Limits, The Progressive Magazine, The Washington Post, Common Edge, The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, Isthmus Newspaper, the Voice of America, Wisconsin Public Radio, and elsewhere.

Previous Experience

Research & Teaching Assistant, Columbia university; New York, NY — Sep 2018 - May 2019

Housing Specialist and Group Leader, Food First, Inc; Brooklyn, NY — May 2018 - August 2018

Social Work intern, Mustard Seed Forensic Social Work; Brooklyn, NY — Sep 2017 - May 2018

Rabbi Harold s. White fellow, Moment Magazine; Washington DC - Summer 2017

Volunteer Coordinator, Better Days for Moria; Lesvos, Greece — Dec 2015 - Mar 2016

Web Editor, Haaretz Newspaper; Tel Aviv, Israel — Jul 2015 - Dec 2015

Project lead, Madison Children’s Museum; Madison, WI — Nov 2014 - June 2015

Co-founder and Board Member, Occupy Madison, inc; Madison, WI — Oct 2011 - June 2015

Volunteer Board Member; Tenant Resource Center, Madison, WI: June 2013 – April 2014

Managing Editor, Street Pulse; Madison, WI — Mar 2012 - Aug 2013

Journalism Awards

2018: Best Feature Story (Second Place), NY Press Association

2018: Most Innovative Ad Project (Honorable Mention), NY Press Association

2018: Most Innovative Ad Project on a Digital Platform (Honorable Mention), NY Press Association

2016: Best Small Circulation Newspaper (Second Place), Center for Community and Ethnic Media (team)

2015: Best Multi-Story Coverage of a Single Feature Topic (Gold), Milwaukee Press Club (team)

2014: Best Public Service Story or Series (Bronze), Milwaukee Press Club (with Bill Lueders)

2013: Mark of Excellence Award Finalist, Society of Professional Journalists

Other Skills

MEDIA: Consulting, editing, photography, podcasting, cartography, illustration, social media, archival research, web design, Adobe Suite, critical analysis. CLINICAL: Narrative Exposure Therapy (certificate), Interpersonal & Social Rhythm Therapy (certificate), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.