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Last updated: 2020-01-27

Formal education

  • San José State University, Journalism, minor in Political Science (August 2017 — May 2020)
    • Selected coursework: Editing and News Management, Media Law, Constitutional Law
  • De Anza College, Journalism, Associate of Arts (April 2016 — June 2017)
    • Selected coursework: Introduction to Journalism, Student Newspaper

Work experience

  • Software engineer - Wikimedia Foundation (October 2013 — September 2019). Focused on improving MediaWiki's core platform, increasing reliability and stability while being able to add user-requested features. Had an additional focus to enable volunteer contributors to be more productive. Specific projects include:
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  • Digital Security Training Intern - Freedom of the Press Foundation (June — August 2019). Wrote, reviewed and edited guides as part of the FoPF's digital security team, which provides advice to journalists on how to be secure online.

Journalism experience

  • Executive Editor - Spartan Daily (August — December 2019). Led a team of more than 30 student editors and reporters in putting out a print newspaper three times a week, see more details and clips on my journalism portfolio.
  • Associate & Content Producer - El Espartano Noticias (January 2019 — current). Despite not speaking the language, I assisted our Spanish language journalism club in the production of its broadcast news show.
  • Staff writer - Spartan Daily (January — May 2019). Covered a wide variety of stories for SJSU’s student newspaper, including a specific focus on the basic needs crisis, see more details and clips on my journalism portfolio.