UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
BA, English Language and Literature, High Honors, December 2005
GPA: 3.838


Diabetes Technology Society, Foster City, CA
IT Contractor, August 2009 – Present
  • Configured and maintained a Windows Server 2008R2 office network with a mix of Mac OS X 10.6, Windows 7, and Windows XP machines.
  • Configured a multi-office wireless network.
  • Maintained backups of company data.
  • Coded conference websites to graphic designer’s specifications.
  • Provided technical support to office staff.
  • Consulted on technology purchases and refurbished old hardware to meet the needs of a nonprofit budget.
Production Editor, October 2007 – August 2009
  • Designed and deployed a FileMaker database solution for tracking journal articles from solicitation through publication.
  • Managed the successful PubMed/MEDLINE application process of Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology.
  • Managed conversion of all journal content and metadata into NLM XML for inclusion in PubMed Central and PubMed.
  • Participated in all aspects of the journal production cycle, including corresponding with authors and peer reviewers, copy-editing, type-setting, and proofing articles.
Palo Alto Weekly, Palo Alto, CA
Freelance Reporter, January 2007 – Present
Editorial Intern, September 2006 – January 2007
  • Researched and wrote a variety of news articles, features, and profiles in a deadline driven environment.
  • Checked facts, gathered public records, and edited obituaries.
Barnes & Noble, Redwood City, CA
Lead Bookseller, August 2000 – August 2001
  • Organized inventory and maintained order within my department.
  • Provided customer service in person and over the phone.
  • Occasionally received merchandise and cashiered.


  • Strong writer with command of English grammar and style.
  • Experience with AP, APA, MLA, and Chicago style manuals.
  • Advanced computer skills:
    • Windows/Mac OS/Linux/DOS.
    • Microsoft Office/Adobe Creative Suite.
    • XHTML/CSS.
    • WordPress.
    • FileMaker Pro.
    • Type 85+ wpm.
    • System building/hardware installation.


  • Volunteer tutored in English and Psychology at Cañada College.
  • Served as editor in chief and chief layout editor of award-winning student papers.
  • Active in Bay Area theatre community.