Resume

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EXPERIENCE

  • San Francisco Examiner – Education and housing reporter
    February 2020 – present
    -Daily news coverage of public schools, housing, and community issues
    Report coronavirus impacts on affordable housing, school closures, and mental health
    Fill news gaps of north San Mateo County & southern S.F. with Seton hospital bankruptcy
  • SF Weekly – Staff Writer
    September 2017 – February 2020
    -Covered the city’s daily news, politics, and human stories with alt-weekly flair
    Analyzed political impacts of elections and City Hall developments, like warring ballot measures
    Held city officials accountable, including pro-renter supervisor who evicted tenants decades ago
  • Northfield News/Faribault Daily News – Rice County, MN Education Reporter
    September 2016 – May 2017
    -Wrote 9-10 articles a week covering 25 schools with own photos and social media posts
    -Decoded school board meetings for readers and paired with investigations
  • SFBay Media Associates – News Director
    January – September 2016
    -Coordinated with team members to monitor civic developments and delegate assignments
    -Edited daily news from Bay Area wire services to facilitate growth and reach for the site
  • KQED’s Forum (NPR member station) Production Intern
    January – June 2016
    -Helped produce live, call-in show for most-listened-to public radio station nationwide
    -Moderated responses, research topics and people; Pre-interviewed potential guests and wrote summaries
  • Orange County RegisterLocal News/Wire Intern
    September – November 2015
    -Reported on-the-scene for the breaking news team in between writing local print features
    -Edited wire stories from AP, Washington Post, The New York Times, etc. for online
  • Golden Gate Xpress (SFSU newspaper)News Editor
    May – December 2014
    -Directed team members through reporting general and breaking news stories
    -Worked with reporters and managing editors to improve copy quality under deadline

SKILLS

  • Proficient in: AP Style, WordPress, CCI Newsdesk, Microsoft Office, Slack, social media, fact-checking, copy editing, international reporting, news judgment and writing
  • Experienced with: Canon video and Tascam audio equipment, Audacity, Dalet Galaxy and search engine optimization
  • Languages: Conversational Persian, basic French

EDUCATION

  • San Francisco State University
    Class of 2015, Cum Laude

    Bachelor of Arts – Journalism, minor in Sociology/Race & Resistance Studies
  • Danish School of Media and JournalismAarhus, Denmark
    January – June 2014
    Journalism, Multimedia and World Politics – International Journalism

References upon request. Download resume here or visit LinkedIn for full CV.