Pursued a broad range of courses in philosophy, political science, law, and policy evaluation, with a particular focus on comparative technology policy, media ecosystems, and free expression.
Studied platform economics, internet law, social dynamics, and digital media, receiving a distinction on a thesis studying the relationships mediated by journalistic email newsletters.
Graduated with Highest Distinction, double-majoring in journalism and computer science with a minor in entrepreneurship. Relevant coursework includes: Software Architecture, Interactive Journalism, Big Data Ethics, UX design, Multimedia Storytelling and Emerging Technologies.
Joined a selective scholarship program as a “dual citizen” of both UNC and Duke, studying and living at both schools. Coursework: Algorithmic Journalism, Politics and Media, Fact-Checking and Profile Writing.
Worked on long-term investigative projects with computational reporting methods and open-source intelligence, using visual storytelling methods to share the results with readers.
Wrote software as a hybrid journalist-engineer covering data-driven stories like the Olympics, COVID-19, and the U.S. elections. Designed new visualizations, created stable data pipelines, and built cloud infrastructures serving millions of users.
Led software development and UX research projects studying data visualization and AR/VR experiences for news, building internal prototypes and projects for partner organizations like The Washington Post.
Built data pipelines and results pages for the 2018 U.S. midterms and 2020 primaries with the Visuals desk, writing data stories about climate change, campaign finance, and gun violence between the two elections.
Reported on corporate news, scraped data, performed statistical analyses, and designed front-page graphics for the paper's Business and Finance section both online and in print.
Produced videos, graphics, and digital investigations for NBC News, developing reusable data analysis tools and designing interactive storytelling components across 15 owned-and-operated local websites.
Helped run teacher training workshops for the National Endowment for the Humanities: planning logistics, making photos and videos, and designing digital and printed marketing.
Rebuilt a critical inventory management system for the eCommerce engineering team, improving load times and reliability of a system processing tens of thousands of transactions per day.
Architected, built and launched a new “communities” feature for the start-up events platform, which was eventually cited as a key reason for their eventual acquisition by Eventbrite in 2017.
I designed, architected, and built multiple parts of the Post’s election night coverage, including data pipelines, vote modeling, data visualizations, and integration across our native apps.
I built a system to aggregate early voting and turnout data from all 50 states, analyzing and visualizing results for this tracker that ran for a month and appeared on the front page of both web and print editions.
I built a database to help Guardian reporters analyze campaign finance filings from presidential hopefuls, then used that data to write multiple stories about donor demographics.
I led design, development and data visualization for this story on gun violence in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I designed and built portions of The Guardian's elections stack, including backend data parsing, a staging environment, front-end components, and post-election graphics analyzing the results.
Conducted a mixed-methods research study exploring the growth of independent email newsletters as a journalistic form and the platform’s impacts on both writers and readers.
My undergraduate thesis studied the user experience of augmented reality journalism, designing my own AR graphics and conducting user tests to create guidelines for future designs.
Created and analyzed a database of more than 300,000 local news stories distributed on Facebook, to examine what types of local news are produced and shared on the platform.
Scraped data across years of print, web, and social media stories from the New York Times to examine how different types of news are prioritized and spread across each platform.
Worked closely with fellows, participated in the College's governing body, planned social events, and supported the community of graduate students in the Middle Common Room.
Selected speakers, led planning, and moderated panels in the “Networked Society” track of the Rhodes Trust’s first annual conference on technology ethics and governance.
Served as a liaison between faculty and students on campus policy issues, leading student input on a redesign of general eduction curriculum in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Served as a student voice to the Robertson Scholars program leadership and board of directors.