Résumé

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
Masters of Journalism                                                                                        May 2012

HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communications                     May 2008

COLLEGE OF THE DESERT
Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts                                                                      May 2006

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

CONSULTANT
Potomac Global Media – Bethesda, MD           February 2017 – December 2017
Served as California tribal nations information advisor and reviewer for the forthcoming edition of the National Geographic Kids American Indian Encyclopedia.

CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Desert Magazine – Palm Springs, CA                                February 2017
Contributed a flash essay to the magazine’s reflective section “Final Thoughts.”

CONTRIBUTING WRITER
University of Nebraska Press – Lincoln, NE                 December 2016 – present
American Indian literature reviewer for the Studies in American Indian Literature journal which is published by University of Nebraska Press.

CONSULTANT
Great Oak Press – Pechanga, CA                                        October 2016 – present
Assist in the development, design, editing, and evaluation of book projects for the Native American publishing press operated by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians.

BERKELEY ROUNDHOUSE DIRECTOR
Heyday – Berkeley, CA                                                           August 2015 – present
Editor of the quarterly magazine News From Native California – which focuses specifically on the contemporary cultures, events and issues of California Native Americans. Director of the California Indian Publishing Department at Heyday. Responsible for acquiring and managing grant funding, donor support, and other contributions for the department.

CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Native Peoples – Phoenix, AZ                              September 2014 – October 2016
Contributed feature stories to the bimonthly national magazine “devoted to the arts and cultures of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas.” Circulation more than 100,000 worldwide.

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
News from Native California – Berkeley, CA                July 2014 – present
Assist in advising staff about event and issue coverage in Southern California’s tribal communities. Also contribute long-form feature stories to the quarterly magazine. Stories focus specifically on the contemporary cultures, events and issues of California Native Americans.

CONTRIBUTING REPORTER
91.9 KVCR-FM – San Bernardino, CA                          October 2013 – August 2015
Write, edit, gather audio, and produce radio stories focusing on issues related to Native American and Indigenous Peoples for the public radio station 91.9 KVCR-FM.

CALIFORNIA ENDOWMENT HEALTH JOURNALISM FELLOW
USC – Los Angeles, CA                                                        March 2013 – March 2014
Selected to compile an extensive multimedia report focusing on health. The report aired on FNX | First Nations Experience television network and was featured on the channel’s website.

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR/EDITOR/PRODUCER/TRIBAL LIAISON
FNX – San Bernardino, CA                                                    June 2012 – August 2015
Responsible for maintaining social networking sites as well as content on the  website for the First Nations Experience | FNX television network. Co-producer of the on-air news, culture and entertainment segment “FNX NOW” as well as the promotional series “FNX Asks You.” Viewership approximately 90,000 homes nationwide.

NATIONAL DESK INTERN
NPR West – Culver City, CA                                                   June 2011 – August 2011
Performed scheduling, research, tape logging and other support to staff reporters for their on-air stories. Programming audience is about 30 million nationwide.

REPORTER/PRODUCER
KALX-FM North Gate Radio – Berkeley, CA                 January 2011 – April 2011
Wrote, edited, gathered audio, and produced news stories for North Gate Radio, the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism’s radio news show. The program was broadcast weekly on KALX-FM. Station audience is about 50,000.

REPORTER
Oakland North – Berkeley, CA                                   August 2010 – December 2010
Health and environment reporter for Oakland North, the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism’s online daily news publication. Produced content in print, video, audio and photography formats.

REPORTER
The Desert Sun – Palm Springs, CA                                October 2008 – July 2010
Worked as a community reporter for The Desert Sun newspaper. Wrote news stories for the Palm Springs Sun, a weekly publication, as well as for the daily newspaper The Desert Sun. Also served as the breaking news reporter on Saturdays. Circulation is about 65,000.

REPORTING INTERN
Ventura County Star  – Camarillo, CA                              June 2008 – August 2008
Wrote general assignment news stories – under the direction of the health and environment editor – as a summer intern for the Ventura County Star newspaper, a daily publication with a circulation of about 90,000.

NATIONAL NEWS REPORTER
KRFH-AM – Arcata, CA                                                       January 2008 – May 2008
Reported national news on Fridays for KRFH-AM, Humboldt State University’s student radio station. The station has a local audience of about 7,000.

STUDENT ASSISTANT
KHSU-FM – Arcata, CA                                             August 2007 – December 2007
Performed clerical duties including: filing, creating invoices, labeling, and preparing mailings. Helped coordinate volunteer accommodations during the station’s pledge drive.

REPORTER / PAGE DESIGNER / MANAGING EDITOR
The Lumberjack – Arcata CA                                               August 2006 – May 2008
Wrote assigned stories and developed story ideas on a weekly deadline for Humboldt State University’s student newspaper. Was a part of the paper’s page layout team. Assisted the editor-in-chief with managing the newspaper. Circulation is about 6,000.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SKILLS

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:

  • Mentor/Supervisor, Cal Poly Pomona Native American Student Intern (2015, 2016)
  • Mentor/Supervisor, Vision Maker Media Multimedia Internship Program (2015)
  • Member, Humboldt State University Presidential Alumni Advisory Group (2014)
  • Mentor, University Graduate Mentor Program at UC Berkeley (2012)
  • Mentor, Native American Journalists Association’s Student Project (2009)
  • Weekend Volunteer, Potawat Health Village Wellness Garden (2007-2008)

 

TRIBAL COMMUNITY EXPERTISE:

  • Development Committee Member, California Indian Nations College (2015 – present)
  • Member, American Indian & Alaska Native Veterans Monument Committee (2014 – present)
  • Conference Planning Committee Member, National Native Media Conference (2014)
  • Committee of the Program Member, California Indian Conference (2014)
  • Member, Riverside Municipal Museum’s Cahuilla Continuum Committee (2013 – present)
  • President, Humboldt State University Indian Teacher & Educational Personnel Program (Spring 2008)
  • Reporter, Native Voice News and Reznetnews.org (2005-2008)
  • Minor/Field of Study in American Indian Education, Humboldt State University (2006-2008)
  • Graduate, American Indian Journalism Institute (2006)
  • Member, Native American Journalists Association (2005 – present)

 

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT:

  • Guest Speaker, National League of American Pen Women – Palm Springs Chapter (2017)
  • Guest Speaker, College of the Desert American Literature and Native American Literature classes (2016, 2017)
  • Plenary Session Panelist, Publishing Professionals Network Conference (2016)
  • Instructor, Multimedia Storytelling – Torres Martinez Tribal TANF (2015)
  • Guest Speaker, Torres Martinez Tribal Education Center (2015)
  • Moderator, “California Indians, Canonization of Junipero Serra, and Consequences of Colonialism” Symposium – hosted by University of California Riverside (2015)
  • Participant, “Saying Our Share: Surviving the Missions” Symposium – hosted by Heyday Books Inc., funded by the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (2015)
  • Co-Instructor, Anza-Borrego Foundation – ‘Cahuilla Cultural Landscape’ class (2014)
  • Guest Evaluator, California State Polytechnic University Pomona – ‘Native Film’ class (2014)
  • Session Presenter/Panelist/Cultural Gala Speaker, California Indian Conference (2014, 2015)
  • Interview Subject, “Bay Native Circle” KPFA radio show (2014, 2016)
  • Workshop Co-Presenter, National Native Media Conference (2014)
  • Workshop Presenter, UC Berkeley Empowering Women of Color Conference (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Alumni Profile Subject, Humboldt Magazine – 100-year Anniversary Edition (2013)
  • Host, “Dakota 38” film screening at San Bernardino Valley College (2013)
  • Guest Speaker, California State University San Marcos – ‘Imagining Indians: American Indians, Media, Film and Society’ class (2013, 2014)
  • Speaker, Annual Theresa A. Mike Fashion Show (2013)
  • Interview Subject, “Indian Voices” KGNU radio show (2013)
  • Graduate Student Speaker, UC Berkeley Native American Studies & American Indian Graduate Program Commencement (2012)
  • Presenter, “Diversity Day” at Piedmont Middle School (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Panelist, “Getting into Graduate School: Planning Your Next Steps” hosted by the UC Berkeley’s Multicultural Center (2011)
  • Keynote Speaker, Torres Martinez Tribal TANF’s GPA Awards Banquet (2011)
  • Keynote Speaker, “Walk-A-Mile” hosted by the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office (2009)

 

SOFTWARE COMPETENCY:

  • Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Photoshop, InDesign, InCopy, Dalet, Adobe Audition

 

AUDIO/VISUAL EQUIPMENT FAMILIARITY:

  • Canon 5D, Canon T3i, Canon Vixia, Nikon D40, Marantz PMD660, Tascam DR-100

 

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS:

  • Second Place – Best Feature Story TV Division III (Co-Producer), Native American Journalists Association Media Awards (2015)
  • First Place – Best Feature Story TV Division III (Co-Producer), Native American Journalists Association Media Awards (2015)
  • Third Place – Best Feature Story TV Division III (Co-Producer), Native American Journalists Association Media Awards (2014)
  • First Place – Best Feature Story TV Division III (Co-Producer), Native American Journalists Association Media Awards (2014)
  • Multimedia Intern, Vision Maker Media (2012)
  • Best College Radio Story, Native American Journalists Association Media Awards (2012)
  • Recipient, Rodney T. Matthews Scholarship (2010/2011)
  • Recipient, Anthony Welmas Scholarship (2010/2011)
  • Best College Feature, Native American Journalists Association Media Awards (2008)
  • Chips Quinn Scholar, Freedom Forum (2008)
  • Recipient, Humboldt State University Journalism & Mass Communication Department’s Press Freedom Fund Scholarship (2007/2008)
  • Recipient, David & Barbara Risling Scholarship (2007/2008)
  • Recipient, Native American Journalists Association Scholarship (2006-2008 / 2010-2012)
  • Recipient, Theresa A. Mike Scholarship (2006-2008 / 2010-2012)
  • Recipient, Humboldt State University Office of the President’s Native American Scholarship (2006-2008)

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