Resume

This resume has been synthesized for clarity. For all work experience, feel free to consult my LinkedIn profile.

Education

  • New York University
    Joint MA: French Studies, Global Journalism
    Graduated December 2014
    Relevant Coursework: Directed Reading; Writing and Reporting I; Race, Class and Gender in French Society; Profiles; Immigration in France; Data Journalism; France and Francophone Africa
    GPA: 3.8
  • University of Southern California
    BFA: Writing for Screen and Television
    Graduated May 2011 Trustee Scholar, National Achievement Scholar
    Relevant Coursework: Cinematic Communication
    GPA: 3.6
  • University of Paris – La Sorbonne
    Attended 2010
    French Grammar & Phoenetics

Relevant Journalism Experience

  • Reporter
    Thomson Reuters
    June 2015-Present

    Liaised with, compiled information from stringers and other correspondents for breaking news, spot stories, features and stories beyond the patch. Edited copy, including translating copy from French to English, to fit Reuters story standards. Monitored news coverage in West and Central Africa through social media, local press, etc. Pitched and delivered quick and clean copy of spot posts
    and longer features, photographs for the wire.
  • Freelance Journalist

    November 2013-June 2015
    Pitched thoroughly researched and reported stories to editors for publication. Interviewed sources, attending events, reviewed and translated documents and fact-checked copy. Translated video and print news coverage from French to English. Monitored surroundings for possible shots, helped to develop lines of questioning and transcribed filmed interviews from French to English for video story. Wrote press reviews interpreting French media for US audiences. Assisted with memoir’s development by drafting prospectus, preparing narrative structure, asking memoirist probing questions and photographing elements.

  • Reporter
    Medical Daily/Counsel & Heal
    June 2012-May 2013
    Wrote timely and evergreen articles, crafted headlines, and selected pictures for articles on health, science and policy-related subjects on short deadline. Maintained Twitter account for Counsel and Heal website and increased followers by 45%. Copy edited fellow reporters’ articles in order to improve clarity, organization and communication of ideas. Contributed to the editorial direction of Counsel and Heal website by helping to steer the website’s redesign. Performed research by examining primary and secondary sources. Performed interviews among clinicians and researchers.

Other Qualifications
Web and Social Media Skills: WordPress, HTML, CSS, Photoshop, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr
Video Software Skills: AVID,  Final Cut Pro 7, Movie Magic, Final Draft
Languages: English (maternal), French (fluent), Haitian Creole (intermediate), Spanish (intermediate), Portuguese (elementary)
Awards: Overseas Press Club Foundation, Flora Lewis Award (2015); Emmy nomination for PBS Forced to Beg short (2015)

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