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Work Experience
Managing Editor, BroadbandCensus News, December 2016 – 
  • Covers any and all news stories related to technology and telecommunications policy matters.
  • Regularly covers stories on technology-related matters before the White House, Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and Federal Trade Commission.
White House Correspondent, RIA Global LLC, January 2017 – May 2017
  • Serves as lead White House correspondent for the Washington, DC bureau of Sputnik Newswires. Responsible for covering news and events at the White House with special attention given to matters of US politics, foreign policy. defense/homeland security, and US-Russia relations. Prepares questions for and attends daily press briefings with the White House Press Secretary as well as background and on the record briefings with senior administration officials on various topics. Develops sources within the White House and across the Executive Branch in order to cover breaking news as well as enterprise stories as assigned. Attends and covers campaign events, rallies, and other events in the DC area and across the country as assigned.

Staff Writer, The Hill (newspaper), March 2012 – June 2012
  • Covered any and all news stories related to technology and telecommunications policy matters.
  • Regularly covers Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, and other agencies and branches of government including the White House.
  • Served as a main contributor to The Hill’s Hillicon Valley blog which feeds into the paper’s Technology section.
  • Prepared feature articles and multimedia content including interviews of members of Congress, regulatory commissioners, industry executives and policy experts.
  • Monitored developments in the technology policy sector for breaking news potential and other policy implications.

Principal, Capitol Valley Media (Freelance), November, 2007 – December 2016

  • Worked as freelance writer, photographer and videographer focusing on telecommunications and technology policy.
  • Experienced with the use of social media to promote projects.
  • Work has been recognized by and featured in many popular technology policy blogs and publications, including National Journal’s TechDailyDose, TechPolicyCentral.com, and SiliconAngle.com.
  • Produced, organized and participated in June 2008 “Washington Week” project for Mansueto Ventures’s FastCompany.tv with popular tech blogger Robert Scoble. Responsibilities for project included scheduling and participating in on-camera interviews with members of both houses of Congress, FCC Commissioners and other Washington industry leaders.

Deputy Editor / Reporter, BroadbandCensus News LLC, August, 2008 – July, 2010

  • Was lead correspondent responsible for researching, tracking and reporting breaking news focusing on the activities of Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and other Federal agencies with regard to telecommunications and technology policy.
  • Contributed clear and authoritative copy within assigned word count and on deadline.
  • Prepared feature articles and multimedia content including interviews of members of Congress, regulatory commissioners, industry executives and policy experts.
  • Monitored developments in the technology policy sector for breaking news potential and other policy implications.
  • Supervised interns by assigning stories, editing submitted copy for clarity, and providing instruction in use of proper style.
  • Appeared on July, 2009 edition of C-SPAN’s “The Communicators” program as an analyst/contributor.

Assistant Editor, Warren Communications News, May 2008 – August 2008

  • Served as primary correspondent for biweekly Public Broadcasting Report and as reporter for internationally circulatedWashington Internet Daily and Communications Dailynewsletters.
  • Regularly covered telecommunications and internet policy issues before all branches of government, including but not limited to those related to emerging social networking technologies, antitrust issues related to search engines, governmental use of “Web 2.0” tools, child safety and online privacy issues.
  • Was first reporter (print or otherwise) to cover the July 2008 “Twittergate” controversy, which led to changes in both House and Senate rules regarding member use of online social networks.

Paralegal / Research Assistant, Dow Lohnes PLLC, November, 2005 – April, 2008

  • Worked across multiple practice groups at Washington, DC-based law firm and lobbying subsidiary, but spent majority of tenure with the firm’s Government Relations practice group.
  • Prepared documents and correspondence for internal and external use.
  • Attended and prepared reports on Congressional hearings and markups. Researched legislative landscape on issues as assigned. Monitored and tracked progress of pending legislation of interest to firm and clients.
  • Prepared financial disclosures for filing with Federal Election Commission on behalf of the firm’s Political Action Committee and for client PACs. Assisted in procurement and deployment of PAC compliance software.
  • Prepared and submitted forms required for firm’s compliance with 1995 Lobbying Disclosure Act.
  • Performed research at FCC, Library of Congress, National Archives and other federal agencies for firm’s communications, media/information technology and government relations practice groups.

Writer-Contributor, SSC Publishing / Linux Journal 1999-2000

  • Wrote original feature articles and book reviews in Linux Journal, an internationally distributed technology magazine.

Education

Cybersecurity Policy, University of Maryland–University College (enrolled 2010).

  • Completed coursework focusing on practical exploration and study of current issues related to cybersecurity concerns and related policy matters.

Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute, School of Public Affairs, The American University (enrolled 2006 – 2007).

  • Completed coursework on methods and practices needed to successfully lobby Congress, including grassroots organizing, effective utilization of traditional and online media, as well as designing strategies to ensure passage of legislation out of committee and from the floors of both the House and Senate.
  • Successfully finished additional courses on policy formation and implementation as well as the legislative process.

B.A., History and History of Science, University of Wisconsin, (graduated May, 2005).

  • Completed joint major with seminars in History and History of Science; For latter, performed original research and analysis of modern copyright legislation and case law focusing on traditional copyright’s potential chilling effects on twenty-first century innovation entitled “From Betamax and Back Again.”
  • Served as Coxswain on Varsity Mens’ Rowing Team, competed in Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges conference. Member of 2002 national championship squad.

Other

  • Experienced user and early adopter of popular social media sites and applications, Early adopter of mobile tools and applications.
  • Experienced and skilled digital photographer whose work has been used on popular news sites and blogs.
  • Active in the Washington, DC technology and social media communities.
  • Member, National Press Club.