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Journalism Experience

ProPublica | New York

Freelance Reporter
• Wrote about deceptive and fraudulent advertising on Facebook
• Helped develop a major crowdsourcing project to track political ads online

The Wall Street Journal | New York

Reporter, Investigations
• Worked on a variety of stories for the Journal’s data-driven reporting team
• Developed in-depth projects, with a focus on surveillance and computer security
• Covered technology and privacy for the Journal’s “What They Know” series

Technology Reporter
• Was the lead writer and editor for the Journal’s technology blog, Digits

Interactive Editor and Producer
• Handled the Journal’s website and home page
• Organized the Journal’s online news coverage of the 2008 Olympics from Beijing

Houston Chronicle

News Copy Editor
• Edited international, national and local stories and special projects
• Taught Editing for Print and Digital Media at the University of Houston

The Associated Press | Bangkok, Thailand

Reporting and Editing Intern
• Wrote feature and spot articles, including stories on AIDS and human trafficking
• Edited briefs and features by AP reporters in Asia

Professional Honors and Awards

• Finalist, Pulitzer Prize, Explanatory Reporting | “The End of Privacy” | Journal Staff
SPJ, Public Service Journalism | “The End of Privacy” | Journal Staff
Overseas Press Club, International Business Reporting | “Censorship Inc.” | Team Award
Gerald Loeb Awards, Online Enterprise | “What They Know” | Team Award


Princeton University

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
• Master in Public Affairs
Intensive study of Mandarin Chinese through Princeton in Beijing
• Recipient of the Francis G. Smith Jr. endowed fellowship for journalists

The University of Texas at Austin

• Bachelor of Arts in the university’s interdisciplinary honors program
• Managing editor of The Daily Texan, the UT student newspaper
• Study abroad: Université Jean Moulin (Lyon III), Lyon, France
• Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, National Merit Scholarship recipient
• Senior honors thesis on U.S. influence on the Latin-American press

Additional Skills

Technical: HTML and CSS; SQL; R; basic Python; basic JavaScript; advanced Excel; experience with a variety of content-management systems, video, photo and audio editing
Language: Very advanced Spanish, advanced French, intermediate Mandarin