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Work experience

Writer, Editor, Editorial Strategist (Freelance)

April 2023 – present

  • Ghost writing: Develop and write thought leadership articles for executives on topics such as workplace
    trends, via Offleash PR.

  • Editing and editorial strategy: Edit, write content and consult on the narrative direction of content for
    major technology companies, via Arena Marketing.

  • Editorial writing: Write and publish articles focused on enterprise technology, via Diginomica.

Senior Staff Writer, ZDNet (CBSi, Red Ventures)

May 2016 – March 2023

  • Responsible leader: Oversaw one direct report and managed other junior reporters, providing
    professional mentorship and editorial guidance.

  • Smart, quick learner: Areas of focus included cloud computing; innovation; AI and ML, including generative AI trends; SaaS and other as-a-service models; hardware; software; networking; privacy; cybersecurity; space and aeronautics; digital transformation strategies, including the adoption of recurring revenue models; business strategy and outlook, including analysis of quarterly financial reports, shareholder letters and other executive briefing materials.

  • High-profile communicator: Regularly interviewed high-level executives, including Cisco EVP Jeetu Patel, Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost, VMware CEO Rangarajan Raghuram and others. Moderated panels at events and represented ZDNET on the West Coast. Developed social media content strategy.

  • Self-starter: Wrote one to six articles a day, with significant editorial independence. Responsible for finding stories daily to ensure ZDNET delivered comprehensive tech news coverage.

  • Communications expert: Coverage included short blog posts, written analysis, long-form feature
    articles, interviews, on-air commentary, production of video interviews with business executives.

  • Narrative builder and strategist: Skilled analytical thinker regularly called upon to explain and assess the
    business strategies of major tech corporations, identifying room for growth in the business and identifying weak points. I regularly pitch business stories that unfold with strong characters and compelling narratives.

Digital Journalist, (CBSi) 

April 2009 – April 2016

  • Provided comprehensive politics and policy coverage, including breaking news coverage and in-depth analysis of Congress, the White House, the judiciary branch, government agencies and elections.

    • Special focus on health care reform policy and Supreme Court coverage.

    • Highlights include covering the Supreme Court's landmark 2015 gay rights ruling and the Supreme Court's pivotal 2016 Affordable Care Act ruling.

    • Traveled to New Hampshire, South Carolina and other key states to cover the 2012 presidential primaries and debates.

  • Demonstrated leadership and people skills by bridging gaps between CBS Interactive and CBS News. Spearheaded 2011 special report called "United States of Influence" that leveraged CBS's multi-platform resources, including its premier broadcast reporting team and polling unit, to explore the influence of money in politics.

  • Served as substitute editor, ensuring appropriate political coverage on, while copyediting and providing guidance for other reporters.

  • Produced video packages from conception, through production and editing.

  • Moderated social media and contributed to radio coverage with on-air briefings.

Washington Correspondent, CNET News (CBSi)

August 2008 – April 2009 

  • Covered technology policy, including cybersecurity, energy policy and intellectual property.

  • Covered the use of technology in politics, including on-site coverage of the use of technology at the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions and the 2009 presidential inauguration.


​Nov. 2007 – August 2008 

  • Wrote articles, moderated social media, oversaw site maintenance for the startup founded by Shelby Bonnie.

Intern, The Nation Magazine

Jan. 2007 – June 2007

  • Covered congressional hearings and reported on national affairs for

  • Performed investigative research and fact checking for reporters.

Desk Assistant, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

​July 2006 – Jan. 2007 

  • Contributed reporting to the NewsHour website.

  • Prepared comprehensive research files for senior correspondents and producers.

  • Fact checked nightly broadcast scripts.

Staff Writer, Silicon Valley Community Newspapers

​Oct. 2005 – June 2006

  • Covered city council, business and general news for the city of Campbell, Calif. 

  • Wrote regular feature stories, discovered by developing a rapport with the community.

Intern, The Stanford Magazine

​Summer, 2005

  • Fact checked, wrote headlines and completed original writing and reporting.


Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Bachelor of Arts in communication, with a minor in economics, 2005

El Centro Chicano Honor Roll member


Management and leadership skills acquired via professional Red Ventures training; Content management
systems (CMS); Microsoft Office; basic HTML; SEO; AP style; content production; narrative development; social
media; on-camera experience; basic knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere; trained on
Sony NXCAM professional camcorder.

Accomplishments and Affiliations

Volunteer, Oct. 2016 - Nov. 2017
Ronald McDonald East House, Portland, Ore.

House Host volunteer, helping with light cleaning at the East Portland Ronald McDonald House.

Guest Lecturer, November 2014
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Disaster Medicine Fellowship

Invited to deliver a presentation on working with the media to the emergency medicine physicians in the BIDMC fellowship. This presentation was part of a day-long conference that helped the fellows prepare for deployment to disaster sites abroad. 

Loyola Journalist Law School, 2013
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Calif.

Selected to attend intense, four-day legal fellowship, called "legal boot camp" for journalists.

California Newspaper Publishers Association's Better Newspaper Contest, 2004

Awarded “Certificate of Achievement” for Aug. 5, 2004 cover story in the Almaden Resident. “Shipping Out” profiled local teenagers preparing to enter boot camp.

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