Journalism Experience

Meriden Record-Journal, July 2014 – Aug. 2014

News Photographer Intern, Meriden, CT

Photographer for the newspaper, which serves four communities totaling around 200,000 people. Photographed, processed and edited digital photographs, then selected images and turned them in to editors. Interviewed individuals who were the subject of the photographs in order to write accurate, concise cutlines.

Southern News, Aug. 2014 – May 2015

Photo Editor for student newspaper, Southern Connecticut State University

Provide section editors with news photographs for both print and online edition of the weekly Southern News. Work with section editors on layout and visuals. Cover events and take photographs to accompany news, arts/entertainment and sports stories. Contribute to newspaper as a reporter for photo section or news.

New Haven Magazine

Jan. 2015 – June 2015

Writer and Photographer Intern, New Haven, CT

June 2015 – Present

Contributing Writer and Photographer, New Haven, CT

Develop original story ideas and produce articles ranging from 300 to 1800 words. Also complete articles and short news briefs by assignment from publisher. Provide photography for magazine’s stories, both news photographs and coordinated shots including studio-type lighting.

Connecticut Health Investigative Team, Sept. 2015 – Present

Writer, Photographer, and Videographer Intern, New Haven, CT

Report on health and safety stories for the non-profit journalism organization based online, with partnerships to the state’s leading newspapers. Research and utilize data to provide a greater depth and context for stories. Also provide photographs and short news videos.

Other Professional Experience

US Marine Corps, Sept. 2004 – March 2011

Marine Corps Reserve, Sept. 2011 – Present

Sikorsky CH-53E Crew Chief/Mechanic, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 772(-), JB MDL, NJ

Sikorsky CH-53D Crew Chief/Mechanic, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363, Kaneohe Bay, HI

Serve as flight crewmember, as well as performing maintenance on the CH-53 helicopter. During flight, monitor aircraft performance during flight, act as a lookout and advise pilot of obstacles and other aircraft; responsible for loading and offloading of passengers and cargo. Serve as mechanic, responsible for operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and fault isolation required for the helicopter.

Serve as a Work Center Supervisor. Supervise and qualify subordinates; prepare technical and advisory reports on maintenance efforts.

Education and Qualifications

Bachelor of the Arts, Journalism; minor in Art (Photography), Southern Connecticut State University in 2015. 3.86 GPA

 Links to published work:

Conn. Health I-Team “Efficient, Effective Home Care for Veterans,” Jan. 3, 2016  (Also ran on front page of partnered newspapers including NH Register, CT Post)

New Haven Magazine June/July 2015

Business New Haven October 2015

Business New Haven May 2016

Business New Haven May 2015

New Haven Magazine November 2015

New Haven Magazine December 2015

New Haven Magazine May 2015

New Haven Magazine March/April 2015

New Haven Magazine August/September 2015