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MA Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (now Newmark Graduate School of Journalism )

Certificate in Visual Design, Brookhaven College

BA Anthropology, University of North Texas

BA, MA French, University of North Texas

Graduate TESOL certification, Texas A&M University Commerce

Internships and Fellowships

Production intern, A24 Africa Journal — Nairobi, Kenya – Summer 2013

Journalism Fellow, FASPE (Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) — 2014

Tech and Design Skills
  • HTML and CSS
  • Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD
  • WordPress
  • Mobile-first and responsive design
  • Basic familiarity with JavaScript and JS React
  • Color and typography
  • Wire-framing
  • Visual hierarchy
  • Digital imaging

Work History

In 2021, I founded the Irving Writing Company to offer writing tutoring for students and copyediting and writing consultation services to individuals, small businesses, new start-ups and side hustles.

From 2014 to 2021 I worked as an educator at both the high school and college levels, teaching French, English, developmental reading and writing, and English as a second language.

Other Useful Skills
  • Highly creative
  • Excellent at synthesizing and amalgamating information
  • Strong written and verbal communication, including intercultural communication
  • Adept at breaking complicated subjects down into more easily understood parts
  • Works great solo but genuinely likes other people and collaborates well
  • Usually overplans, but improvises majestically when everything falls apart
  • Always eager to learn something new, develop a new skill, or try something that hasn’t been done before
  • Uses head, trusts gut
  • English – native speaker
  • French – proficient
  • Spanish – “showing improvement”
  • German – Can ask questions without understanding the answers. Can deliver a few sentences and swear just convincingly enough to buy us time to escape
Negative traits
  • Whilst thinking outside the box, has on occasion lost the box
  • Eats a lot, which gets expensive
  • Can be a bit snobby about tacos
  • Uses words like “whilst” at parties