Freelance Work
– Contributing Video Producer, YouthRadio
– Contributing Reporter, The New York Times; East Bay Monthly; UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Web site
– Teaching Assistant/Technical Support, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
– Multimedia Intern, Online News Association Conference; Knight Digital Media Center
– Copy Editor, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Web Intern/News Assistant, The New York Times – New York, NY. – June to Aug. 2009
– Managed and produced online content, including articles, photos, multimedia, video and breaking news packages for the Foreign, National, Metro and Styles desks.
– Farsi-English translator for the Foreign desk and The Lede blog during Iran elections.

Web Intern, CBS Interactive – San Francisco, Calif. – Feb. to May 2009
– Assisted the editorial and digital content team at TV.com.
– Managed online video and multimedia content.
– Assisted in viral marketing and blogging partnerships.

Reporter/Producer, Oakland North
– Oakland, Calif. – Aug. to Dec. 2008
– Launched and maintained OaklandNorth.net, a Web-based community news site funded by UC Berkeley and the Ford Foundation.
– Produced news and feature articles, audio-slideshows and videos for the Web.

News Editor/Reporter, Community Life – Westwood, NJ – Oct. 2005 to July 2008
– Wrote award-winning news and feature articles for weekly newspaper.
– Edited and laid out articles and editorials for print edition.
– Helped to launch and maintain Web site for online edition.

Editor, Pascack Valley Magazine – Westwood, NJ – March 2006 to July 2008
– Wrote and edited articles for regional lifestyle magazine, published quarterly.
– Hired and managed freelance writing staff, tracked project status and coordinated with creative dept.

Intern/Assistant Producer, BBC3’s Liquid News – London – Sept. to Dec. 2003
– Produced video segments at live events, including movie and DVD premieres and a World AIDS Day gala.
– Reported celebrity news stories and wrote scripts for anchors.


University of California, Berkeley – Graduate School of Journalism
Berkeley, Calif. – Aug. 2008 to May 2010
– Master’s of Journalism – 3.98 GPA
– Television/Documentary Production

New York University – Tisch School of the Arts
New York, NY – Aug. 2001 to May 2005
– Bachelor of Fine Arts – Film/Television Production – 3.661 GPA
– Minors: Middle Eastern Studies, French Language & Culture, Fine Arts
– Study Abroad: One semester in London and two semesters in Paris


Linguistic: Fluent in English; Conversational French and Farsi
Technical: SD and HD video cameras, still cameras and audio recorders; Final Cut Pro; Soundtrack Pro; Soundslides; basic Web design using variety of content management systems; HTML/XML; some Photoshop and Flash


Best TV Reporting and Producing, 2010:
– UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism – Annual Student Awards

“60 Years of Friendship” Tour – Jordan, 2009
– One of 10 American students selected for a trip focusing on reporting in the Middle East. The week-long tour included political, economic, touristic, and cultural components.

“Meltdown & Recovery” – New York City, 2009
– As part of a course on reporting on the financial crisis, participated in a week-long trip of discussions and workshops with media and business leaders in New York City.

New Jersey Press Association, 2008:
First Place – Responsible Journalism, Enterprise
Second Place – Coverage of Government
Third Place – Feature Writing

New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists, 2008:
First Place – Series Writing and Reporting
Second Place – Profile Writing

New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists, 2006:
First Place – Wilson Barto Award for First-year Reporters
Second Place – Profile Writing