Woo Hoo! I am thrilled to announce I recently started a full-time position as a News Associate with CNN. The name needs no introduction. When I relocated to Washington, D.C. in 2019, I worked at public access station DCTV (Public Access Corporation of the District of Columbia) which featured 24/7 local programming created by and for DC communities. Armed with that experience, I have moved on to a world-renowned, multinational news-based television channel known for the latest news and breaking for the U.S., world, weather, entertainment, politics, and health. CNN operates as a division of Turner Broadcasting System, which is a subsidiary of Warner Media.
Currently, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, I am alternating between remote work and work on-location at CNN’s Washington D.C. location, conducting research, transcribing, operating TelePrompTer, running scripts, and offering live broadcast production support for the The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and The Lead with Jake Tapper along with others. I’m super excited, wish me luck.
This Fall, I was able to secure two opportunities within educational settings. I will be working as a Video Producer with the Commissioner’s Office for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and as a Teaching Assistant / Researcher with the Literary Media & Communications Department (LMC) at the Washington, D.C. based Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
I am excited about both of these remote opportunities. At Duke Ellington School of the Arts, I will gain experience in student teaching with lesson plan development, instruction, evaluation, and educational event support with the mission of educating aspiring young artists in poetry, writing, filmmaking, and multimedia storytelling. I will also assist with administrative support and grant research / writing.
DESE maintains “first in the nation” status on many educational endeavors. As a seasonal Video Producer, I will work on production and editing for internal communication tutorial videos, script development for the Teacher of the Year radio and television campaign, video transcriptions, and voiceover for the Deeper Learning Kaleidoscope project. I will also handle audience insight research on radio, television and geofencing analytics / streaming campaigns.
It is my hope that these opportunities will also me to utilize my current skillset, while allowing me to strengthen and expand my abilities for future projects.
I am pleased to announce I recently accepted a part-time position with Live Nation at Warner Theater, D.C. This position doesn’t involve usage of my skills in sound, lighting, shooting or editing, however, I am still ecstatic about joining this live entertainment powerhouse and soaking up knowledge.
My career background includes roles as a Brand Ambassador and Host. During college, I handled retail-setting, customer-facing promotion for brands like Nespresso, Vega and Onnit. Those positions pooled several skills including marketing, sales, hospitality, analytics and customer service – all of which proved useful in freelancing and building my client portfolio. Most importantly, those experiences provided me with an edge in helping businesses conceptualize their digital strategy and shaping their visual brand story. At this venue, I’ll assist with coordinating operations on the night of shows in collaboration with the Floor Manager, servers and security with the objective of assisting patrons secure an optimal concert experience. Wish me luck!
I am pleased to announce I recently accepted an intern position as a Production Assistant / Editor with DC TV. This role is part of the media production crew with this Washington, D.C. based public access television station. Thus far, I worked as a PA for a piece shot on a local food bank and edited spots aired on television. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to work alongside such a talented group with a vested interest in the community. DC TV provides opportunities for members of the community to be SEEN and HEARD.
DC TV provides local programming created by and for DC communities, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Providing a platform for individuals to share their own stories is one of the unique aspects that stuck out to me as an applicant. I am eager to learn more about broadcasting and television production, while also being afforded the opportunity to share insight from my previous experiences.
Some of the responsibilities associated with the position are as follows:
Assist with producing, filming, and editing video content which adheres to standards for HD Cable Television channels, streaming and online channels and social media platforms
Production Assistant on field-based shoots, edit content to produce engaging narratives
Conduct research topics using video archives, the internet, library archives and other sources to find b-roll
Assist with all components of production and post-production, mic guests for in-studio shoots
Click here to learn more about Public Access Corporation of the District of Columbia (DC TV). I am certainly excited to join the team, wish me the best of luck Fall 2019.
I recently accepted a summer
project / temporary role through August 2019 with an innovative STEAM academy
in Northern New Jersey. In this role, I’ll act as photographer/videographer/editor
for in-house production: social media content, short-form videos and slideshows.
My responsibilities will include coordination,
production and post-production of strategically planned marketing photos/videos
across two company locations serving Bergen County, New Jersey and Rockland
County, New York.
This short-term opportunity is
ideal since I am relocating to Washington, D.C. in late August. This academy teaches kids how to code and
program smartphone apps, film and edit digital movies and develop digital
inventions. I will manage the social
media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), utilize scheduling software
(Buffer), shoot photos and videos (Canon DSLR), and edit (Creative Suite,
Movavi). I’m happy to partner up with
this company because STEAM = STEM + Media Arts.
In recent years, I volunteered extensively at Liberty Science Center as
an ambassador, while also training and mentoring new volunteers. I support learning methods that increase
critical thinking and offer hands-on learning experiences. It is particularly important that young children,
especially girls are exposed to opportunities to use knowledge and skills in
ways that are practical and applicable to the real world.
Please note, I will still accept freelance photography and videography projects. Feel free to reach out for special pricing and seasonal studio shoots.
I am absolutely thrilled to share that I have been selected to work on the upcoming Women’s Weekend Film Challenge taking place April 4-7, 2019 in New York. They fielded hundreds of applications, and I am happy for the opportunity to be a team player for the challenge. This women in film initiative places professional female filmmakers on crews to write, shoot and edit a short film over the course of a weekend. This will be highly collaborative and intense experience where we pool resources and talents to conceptualize and create a polished competition-worthy short-film in an incredibly tight time-frame.
I recently accepted a permanent photographer role in South Jersey. In this role, I will creatively pose and photograph individuals, infants, kids, couples and families. Additional responsibilities include editing, framing and mounting as well as meeting with clients post shoot to sell prints and digital images.
Please note, I will still continue to accept freelance photography and videography projects. In coming months, I plan to add a scheduling interface to this site to ease scheduling and provide availability. I am excited about the prospect of increasing my volume of completed shoots, using equipment comparable to what I own and usefor private projects, and supplementing my income while working in creative arts.
The studio is located inthe Deptford / Woodbury area. Feel free to reach out for special pricing and seasonal studio shoots.