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Experience

More than a decade as a reporter covering the financial industry, municipal politics and human rights.

Financial Times financial publishing division • Editor and Reporter • New York, NY • April 2007 – Present. Managing editor, BoardIQ I edit and write for the twice-monthly publication BoardIQ, the Financial Times specialty publication for independent mutual fund board members, covering legal and regulatory activities of the fund industry. I also write longer pieces for FTfm, the FT’s monthly supplement about investing, moderate Web seminars and report for video segments. Reporter, FundFire From 2007 to 2010, I covered the investment activity and trends of pension plans, university endowments and nonprofits at FundFire, the FT specialty daily publication for the asset management industry. One of the articles I was most proud of at FundFire was written during the market crash of 2008, for which I calculated the total amount top university endowments had lost. It was the first story to do so, ahead of The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times, and I turned it around in two days.

The Cambodia Daily • Reporter • Phnom Penh • June 2005 – August 2006 As a general-assignment reporter at the Daily during this one-year contract, I covered politics, crime and human rights. My best stories were about child abuse and women’s rights, topics rarely discussed in this developing country.

Herald News • Reporter • Paterson, NJ • October 2002 – March 2005 As a general-assignment reporter at the Herald, a 40,000-circulation daily in West Paterson, NJ, I filed breaking news and enterprise stories about local and statewide issues. I brought to light a report showing $20 million worth of misspending in Paterson Public Schools, one of New Jersey’s state-operated districts, which officials had sought to downplay. The state-appointed superintendent was subsequently fired and four pleaded guilty in federal court of conspiring to extort the district. In February ’05 I was awarded a New Jersey Press Association public service prize for my ongoing coverage of the issue.

Rolling Stone • Intern • New York, NY •  September 2002 During this month-long internship, I assisted staff writers and editors with research and fact checking and brought Jann Wenner his coffee.

Education

The New School • MFA in creative writing • New York, NY • 2010 – 2012 My thesis, “A protracted spell of the blues,” focused on the life of Charles Hyde, the co-founder of the progressively managed Hy-Vee grocery store chain, which opened just days before the Great Depression. It discussed how a business can survive a major market downturn while still remaining socially responsible and the activities of companies in our own era’s market crash. I studied with Jeffrey Renard Allen, Susan Cheever, Zia Jaffrey, Honor Moore, Darcey Steinke, and Program Director Robert Polito, who was also my thesis advisor.

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies • Fellowship • St. Petersburg, FL • Summer 2002 As one of 16 college graduates chosen for a competitive six-week intensive news reporting and writing fellowship, I covered Bartlett Park, a low-income neighborhood struggling with racial tension. I filed stories for Points South, a weekly on-line publication, and took daily assignments from program directors. I participated in daily seminars and debates on such topics as ethics, diversity and information gathering.

The Evergreen State College • BA • Olympia, WA • 1998 – 2002 At TESC, I studied journalism and classical music under independent learning contracts. Course work included daily reporting, research, social sciences, media history, media theory, piano performance, music theory and music history.