While finishing my masters degree in multimedia journalism from New York University, I interned in City Hall's Room 9 (City Hall's headquarters of New York's press corp) for the NY Daily News studying under Jennifer Fermino, the former NY Daily News City Hall Bureau Chief. I had an incredible experience covering Mayor Bill De Blasio, city council budget hearings, civic events, state news, education, crime, and national politics. Some of the highlights of this period include covering Hillary Clinton during the 2016 White House race and former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.
After writing in Room 9, I became a breaking news reporter for the City Desk on the street. Covering major stories of all different beats, I thrived under tight deadlines in a fast moving editorial world. Most recently, I wrote an exclusive about anti-Semitism on the subway, covered John Gotti’s 8-year plea deal for drug charges, and reported Senator Schumer’s demand for President Trump to overturn his travel ban. In this capacity, I also attended many press conferences with Mayor Bill De Blasio and Police Commissioner O’Neill, including January 2017's review of New York's lowest crime stats since 1993.
In Fall 2017, I moved to Miami, where I worked as the Digital Diplomacy Director and Speech Writer for the Consulate General of Israel handling Hispanic, Christian, Media, Political, Economics, and Academic Affairs alongside with both Consul General Lior Haiat and Deputy Consul General Guy Gilady. Developing strategies in cyberspace, we created an innovative and modern tool to project a 360-degree view of Israel and their policy, culture, technology, and personality. One of the most significant campaigns I held was with Mosab Hassan Yousef (the green prince) who I was given the opportunity to sit down with and interview.
Outside of my career in diplomatic affairs, I am an author and ghost writer, copy writer, features writer for Time Out Magazine and Ocean Blue World, and online editor for Modern Luxury covering culture, fashion, food, travel, and lifestyle for Ocean Drive Magazine, Gotham Magazine, Manhattan Modern Luxury, Hamptons Magazine, and LA Confidential. Most recently, I interviewed fashion designer, Giorgio Armani, as the second American journalist, to discuss the 10th anniversary of his midtown Manhattan restaurant, Armani / Ristorante Fifth Avenue, and his plans to expand his iconic legacy to Italian gastronomic fare.
I have a bachelors degree from Tulane University in communications, international development, and ballet, and studied abroad at the London School of Economics. I previously partnered with Tulane University, Kellog's, and NBC Learn to found an organization, iRock News, in New Orleans, LA, which worked with charter schools to develop an online newspaper for students after hurricane Katrina devastated the city.
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