Hello! I am a journalist and self-taught programmer studying at Northwestern University. I'm also a student fellow at the Knight Lab. Previously, I covered the presidential election for Medill on the Hill and interned at NBC News. My work has been published by the Washington Post, NBC News, USA Today, and more.
USA Today, Oct. 26, 2016
Washington Post, Aug. 10, 2016
U.S. News and World, Nov. 9, 2016
U.S. News and World, Nov. 2, 2016
Medill News Service, Oct. 11, 2016
Knight Lab Project
What if you could tell a story using panoramas and 360 photos? Along with four other amazing teammates, I helped conduct research, design, build and user test a beta version of this product. This project is built using node.js and a-frame. It's still ongoing, but we're pretty darn excited about the beta version we have right now. Check it out by clicking on the image.
Designed NBC's first, original cartograms. Conducted in-depth research on the UX and design of cartograms, then sketched, prototyped, and pitched the final design idea. Proud to say that my design is now part of the internal newsroom's charting tool. They helped visualize how battle states voted in past elections and where Team USA Rio Olympians hail from.
Lead data researcher in this project that spanned both editorial, video, photo, and graphics teams. Collected and cleaned data for all data visualizations and charts in the project. Helped analyze and build charts using C3.js.
Created mock design comps of what the mobile home page will look like while featuring news from the Rio Olympics. Transformed a desktop design into a responsive, mobile friendly version that felt native but was also efficient.
I came across an article in the BCC explaining the biggest ISIS-led attack in Iraq in June 2016 that had no visual but simply 300 words and a table. I wanted to practice my D3, Illustrator, and ai2tml skills, so I created a map version that also showed the number of casualties. Used D3.js to create the basemap, converted it to an SVG, and used Illustrator to label details.
I gave a talk to a freshmen multimedia reporting class about the benefits of learning how to code, using learn.knightlab - the tutorial site I worked on.
CARDful is an Internet of Thing that helps recent graduates budget their money. My team and I won first place at the Women's IoT makeathon at West Virginia University in April 2016. It's a card with a color-changing LCD that syncs with a mobile app and lets you know if you are in the red, yellow, or green zone.
Presented a Lightning talk at the Knight Lab with my colleague about the beauty of virtual reality journalism. Shared about our experience at the USC's Women's Hackathon. Click on the image to see our slides.