I am a passionate, career-minded writer and digital storyteller. As a journalist I have a strong track record of finding original stories that help deliver to readers what our competitors cannot. I’m well-sourced in my community, and I’ve broken several major stories in the Long Island area in my short career as a journalist — many of which that were later picked up by larger publications. In August 2016, I was promoted to my current role as editor of the Valley Stream Herald — a local print newspaper and website.

I’ve consistently taken it upon myself to expand my skill set beyond what my employers require of me. Most recently, I created an ambitious aural-storytelling project titled “In the Field,” a six-part podcast series that chronicles the experiences of international and local journalists as they hustle to keep up with the industry.

Prior to my work as a journalist, I created content for online magazines, interned with the script department of a network TV show and worked as a production assistant in the entertainment industry. In all of these positions I’ve perfected my ability to keep cool under pressure — prioritizing my own schedule, meeting deadlines and solving unanticipated problems.

When I’m not working, I’m usually working. I’m an animal lover, and an amateur gardener. Three of my favorite films are Harold and MaudeEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and The Breakfast Club. I like piña colodas but not getting caught in the rain.

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“If you listen carefully, people explain to you what it is that they need.” — Rick Rubin