Sr. Web Producer, VMD Systems/NSF, Arlington, VA
 10/12 - 05/16

Provide onsite web production support for the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs. Edit and publish news and outreach content to the external NSF website. Develop micro websites; Create and distribute HTML email newsletters.

Web Content Editor, ASCO, Alexandria, VA
05/11 - 10/12

Developed new content, worked with business owners to find innovative solutions to their online needs, using industry best practices; improve UX and IA; trained new content producers. Created and enforced house style for digital products across platforms. Provided general technical support for internal and external users of ASCO's websites and digital products. Major projects included: redesign of flagship website and migration to Drupal; setup and migration of the online store to an Amazon-based platform.

Program Manager for Online Services The Wildlife Society Bethesda, MD
10/2009 - 04/2011
Managed web content for effective communication and membership relationship development. Developed, coordinated and maintained new online products and services. Led online marketing efforts for membership recruitment and retention. Monitored and analyzed web traffic and created reports for senior management. Gathered and analyzed requirements, developed flow charts for critical paths and problems. Managed customer expectations and contractor fulfillment. Conducted regular training for staff to use software. Shaped the IT and online communication strategy.
Webmaster The Wildlife Society Bethesda, MD
Led and executed complete redesign of the headquarters web site, including customizing a new CMS. Redesigned affiliated web sites, created more than 80 templates and trained subunit webmasters to manage their own Joomla! sites. Conducted membership and audience studies. Optimized web architecture, developed in- house style. Produced designs for print and web. Created and installed tools to improve online services; provided tech support.
Coded news content across media spectrum for research projects.
News Design Intern Washingtonpost.com Arlington, VA
Created designs to support news coverage, including icons, illustrations and graphics. Adapted newspaper graphics and maps for the web.
Web developer/Grad. Assistant American University Washington, DC
Maintained and developed web sites for the School of Communication. Provided technical expertise for the Interactive Journalism master's program.
Graphic Design Intern International Center for Journalists Washington, DC      05-07/2005
Maintained web sites managed by ICF and produced promotion material.
Teaching Assistant Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA
Provided expertise in web and graphic design using HTML, DreamWeaver, Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXpress. Assisted professors in the Visual Communication department.
Founding Editor The Bucharest Post Bucharest, Romania
Launched English weekly aimed at the ex-patriate community in Bucharest. Covered national politics.
Reporting internship Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Washington, DC
Delivered stories for the online wire service covering Congress, national and international business events, local issues.
Reporting internship Reuters Bucharest, Romania
Reported and researched national stories to find international angle. Fixer for local Reuters correspondent.
Staff Writer The Bullet Bucharest, Romania
Broke stories on student health, culture and politics for the Romanian-English monthly newspaper, produced as a project by the Center for Independent Journalism and the University of Bucharest. Also rotated positions of editor-in-chief, graphics editor, copy editor for the English section and designer for the Romanian section.
Intern TVR Bucharest, Romania
Interned with the professional development section of the Romanian public television station. Shot and edited news.
Freelance Reporter B1TV Bucharest, Romania
Reported on social issues for the 6 o’clock news.
Reporting internship Radio DeltaRFI Bucharest, Romania
Researched and reported feature radio stories for the Romania section of Radio France Internationale
M.A. Journalism/Public Affairs - American University, Washington, DC.
B. A. Journalism - University of Bucharest, Romania
Computer Skills
MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Image Ready, Illustrator, Freehand, Adobe Audio, Adobe Premiere, Avid News Cutter, Avid Xpress Pro, Final Cut Pro, QuarkXpress, Adobe InDesign, Dreamweaver, Balsamiq, Flash, HTML, CSS, SPSS, familiar with PhP, MySQL, XML, W3C standards, SEO; Experience with Joomla!, Drupal, WordPress, Vignette, DNN. Working knowledge of Google Analytics and SiteCatalyst.
Proficient on Windows and MAC platforms
Language Skills
Romanian: Native speaker
English: Proficient. Certified Romanian-English Translator.
French: Beginner
Spanish: Intermediate (conversation), Beginner (writing)
  • APEX Award of Excellence 2011
  • Hall of Nations Award from the School of Communication - 2005
  • First European student to receive the Scripps Howard Semester in Washington reporting internship, sponsored by the International Center for Journalists.