As a child, I aspired to join my childhood hero Tintin in the journalistic profession. When I turned six, however, my dreams of wearing a fedora with a press pass in the hatband turned to dreams of a chefs’s toque.
Hundreds of dollars worth of cooking-related birthday presents later, I reached high school, and returned to the frigid embrace of the dying journalism industry – becoming Co-Editor-in-Chief of my high school newspaper.
Currently an undergraduate at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH, I am the managing editor of the weekly Kenyon Collegian, supervising the staff as they produce the print edition and working on long-term strategy with the editors-in-chief.
I also served as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of The Thrill, the Collegian‘s blog that covers news in real time (rather than up to a week later) and provides a lighthearted perspective on college life. During my tenure, The Thrill has developed a following and, at the end of its first year, pulled in an average 3,500 pages views per day (on a campus with 1,600 students). I managed a staff of 20 writers and editors as they produce posts for the site and coordinate the blog’s larger projects.
Though I no longer harbor ambitions of doing so professionally, I still cook with family and friends when I have the time. I am as likely to be found listening to Nat King Cole as I am James Blake. If you are visiting this site as a potential employer, this should tell you that I am eclectic and open to new things – discerning with a populist edge, if you will. If you are a friend visiting this site, you may send any mocking via Twitter or email.
Regulating limos. Taxis next? (The Sag Harbor Express | July 12, 2012)
Coach Stanley Resigns After 9 Years (The Kenyon Collegian | November 17, 2011)
Update: Saavedra on his protest and his arrest (The Kenyon Collegian | September 13, 2011)
Kenyon Student Arrested on Theft Charges (The Kenyon Collegian | January 27, 2011)
Into the Deep End (The Kenyon Collegian | October 4, 2012)
Playing Doubles on Vacation (The Sag Harbor Express | July 19, 2012)
As Lords Face New Challenges, They Do So Together (The Kenyon Collegian | March 29, 2012)
9.11.01: A Campus Responds (The Kenyon Collegian | September 8, 2011)
Fedora was more than just a place to hang your hat (The Villager | July 29, 2010)
International Superstar Knows About Kenyon (The Thrill | December 5, 2011)
Ransom Notes Make A Cappella Competition, Prove the Haters Wrong (The Thrill | November 15, 2011)
Two Men Arrested in Caples Early This Morning (The Thrill | November 10, 2011)
Kenyon College (Gambier, OH), B.A. in Political Science, expected May 2014.
Riverdale Country School (Bronx, NY), Class of 2010.
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Thrill | September 2011 – May 2012
Launched The Thrill, a news, culture and commentary blog associated with the weekly Kenyon Collegian newspaper. Within two months, we were averaging 3,300 page views a day on a 1,600-student campus. I managed a team of 15 as they produced the written and visual content that is posted to the blog daily and coordinated long-term projects and partnerships.
Staff writer, The Kenyon Collegian | September 2010 – September 2011
Working for the news section of the weekly paper at Kenyon College, I covered a number of a breaking law-enforcement stories as well as other campus news. The job required developing sources within a tight-knit community where people are often weary of the student press.
Intern, The Villager | Summer 2010
Wrote news stories and features for the weekly newspaper, which covers Lower Manhattan. Also wrote for sister publications Downtown Express and The East Villager.
Intern, The Brian Lehrer Show | Summer 2009
Worked for live radio call-in show on WNYC, the largest public radio station in the country. Screened calls for air, researched segments for producers, and wrote interview scripts.
Leadership and Volunteer Work
Teaching intern, The East Harlem School at Exodus House | Summer 2011
Taught six grade humanities and current events courses and a journalism class that drew from grades 5-7. Designed, using Adobe InDesign, The East Harlem Gazette to showcase the work of the journalism students to the rest of the school.
Co-Manager, The Horn Gallery | September 2011 – present
Manage an arts space and music venue that has a yearly budget of close to $40,000.
- Advanced knowledge of social and digital media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Keynote. Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.