Helped build the Post's elections infrastructure for the 2020 presidential race, including UX design, data visualization, and frontend development; along with work on data pipelines for the Post's COVID trackers.
Scraped and analyzed data, built interactives and designed graphics for The Journal's Business & Finance section in both print and online, including graphics for front-page stories on both platforms.
Covered the 2018 midterm elections for the Guardian, building parts of the election backend and results page. Later produced post-election analyses and visual stories, then freelanced for the paper in 2019-20.
Produced videos, graphics and interactives for NBC’s national newsroom, creating reusable digital tools and new reader experiences across 15 owned-and-operated local websites.
Completed an honors thesis studying the user experience of augmented reality data visualizations, designing my own AR graphics and conducting user tests to create guidelines for future designs.
Contributed to this story showing how bands are gaming the Billboard album charts, by scraping data, building an interactive and designing a full-width graphic for print.
Led design, development and data visualization for the first story in The Guardian's series about gun violence in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Designed and built portions of The Guardian's elections stack, including backend data parsing, a staging environment, front-end React components, the ticker and post-election graphics analyzing results.
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.
Member of 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.
Attended a selective STEM high school, graduating with a concentration in software engineering.
Worked with Dr. Phillip Napoli on research on the consumption of local news on Facebook, using computational methods and exclusive datasets. Published in Nieman Lab and the Association of Internet Researchers, and recieved the center's award for Outstanding Journalism and Media Research.
Developed new storytelling technologies in Prof. Steven King's lab, including a photogrammetry tool, AR experiences and a prototype of scavenger hunt app which won a $75,000 grant. Responsibilities included product management, research, design and development.