University Academy Charter High School
Teacher of English and Journalism, September 2008-present
United for Peace and Justice
Internet Coordinator, January 2006-July 2008
Manage all aspects of internet presence and online organizing strategies for largest grassroots peace and justice coalition in the U.S. Maintain website, listservs, databases, online social network profiles (MySpace, Facebook, etc.). Help develop communications strategy for activist campaigns and educational materials on various issues. Work with high school and college interns and volunteers.
Homepage Editor, 2005-2006
Programmed content for Microsoft’s online portal. Created the best possible user experience by selecting the strongest stories from MSN’s 37 channels, worked with channels to ensure feature quality, and wrote engaging headlines and teasers to draw in users. Kept abreast of current events and trends in order to program the right content at the right time, and to react appropriately to breaking news.
Freelance Book Reviewer; November 2005-present
Senior Editor, 2003-2005
Managed New York editorial staff for the top online city guide. Assigned, edited and produced features covering the city’s emerging trends and upcoming events. Set programming calendar, ensured content met style guidelines and quality standards on deadline. Managed editorial budget. Acted as liaison with sales and marketing. Represented Citysearch in media.
Senior City Editor, 2002-2003; Programming Editor, 2001-2002; Features Editor, 2000-2001; Books & Talks Editor, 1999-2000; Copy Editor, 1998-2000
Manuscript Editor; October 1997-April 1998
Copyedited, coded, and trafficked manuscripts from legal editors to composition. Coordinated quality control procedures to ensure error-free copy while meeting publication deadlines.
Editorial Assistant 1996-1997
The Kenyon Review
Editorial Assistant/Student Coordinator; 1995-1996
Read manuscripts, coordinated student volunteers, and organized local publicity and events.
New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey, Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, New Jersey, graduated June 2009
Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. B.A. in English, earned May 1996. Graduated Cum Laude with High Honors in English. Anthropology/Sociology minor. Other fields of study: Biology, Economics, French, History, Photography.
University of Exeter, England; 1994-1995
ETS Recognition of Excellence for Outstanding Praxis Score – 2007
Best of Citysearch Award Winner – 2003
West Group Above and Beyond Award – 1998
Philip Wolcott Timberlake Memorial Prize – 1996 – (Awarded for the best essays written in the course of study of English.)
National Merit Scholar – Finalist