Over six years of experience working as a programmer, data journalist and designer in fast-paced tech and online media environments that require exceptional problem solving, programming and data visualization skills. Self-starter that embraces hard work, feedback and personal responsibility in the workplace. Seeking to obtain a challenging position where my experience can be utilized and my skill set broadened.
Sr. Data Editor • San Antonio, TX
As the data team lead, I perform investigative data analysis for the newsroom, write regular data-focused stories, build data visualizations and custom story templates for large enterprise projects, manage the data team's sprints using agile methodologies and build quick turn around graphics for reporter's stories as needed.
San Antonio Express-News • Mar. 2017 – Now
Data Journalism Fellow • Austin, TX
Tasked with quickly constructing charts and graphics using D3js, HTML and CSS, writing web scrapers with Python for longer investigative projects, and opening lines of communication and conducting research in order to obtain data sets from organizations like the Texas Railroad Comission and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Texas Tribune • Aug. 2016 – Jan. 2017
Data Visualization and Front-end Engineer (contract) • Remote
Build components React/Alt.js and helped maintain expand API in Node/Express using a NoSQL DB for Keepsite, a new project management platform in the construction industry.
Keepsite • June. 2016 – Now
Data Visualization JS Engineer (contract) • Remote
Built tools and interfaces in AngularJS, data visualizations in D3.js and helped maintain the Python-based data pipeline (Luigi framework) for Crewspark, a young, large-scale web app for data-driven organizations and the analytically curious that allows users to create or reuse data sources, build/borrow reports to identify trends across disparate datasets or even write algorithms and execute them in a pipeline.
Crewspark • Sept. 2015 – Sept. 2016
BITOVI • July. 2014 – Aug. 2015
Senior Front-end Developer • San Francisco, CA
TIGHTROPE INTERACTIVE • Jan. 2013 – July. 2014
Front-end Developer & Market Strategist • San Francisco, CA
KICKBACK TICKETS • Jan. 2012 – Jan. 2013
Founder, Developer & Writer • San Francisco, CA
VOICES OF JUSTICE • Feb. 2010 – Jan. 2012
Associate Editor • San Francisco, CA
Sole editor for CorrectionsOne.com, an online magazine for criminal justice professionals published by the leading online media company in the public service market. Managed 30+ columnists and published 7-10 columns a week. Produced weekly eNewsletters for a 30,000+ subscriber base. Led video and editorial teams in development of multimedia special reports from events around the country. Worked with web development team in implementation of new site features. Oversaw development of social networking campaigns for all five online magazines at Praetorian Group.
THE PRAETORIAN GROUP • Mar. 2009 – Sept. 2010
319 E Jones Ave
San Antonio, TX 78215
Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT
BA in Journalism & New Media
2001 – 2005
Concentration in online & visual communications
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