Curriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATOR, JOURNALIST, COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Award-winning journalist, communications specialist and educator with 13 years of media and

communications experience. Journalism professor and department head at

Glendale Community College and part-time instructor at

California State University, Northridge in Los Angeles County.

Published in California Real Estate, Realtor Magazine, Robb Report, Florida Realtor,

The Orange County Register, The Press-Enterprise, The Guardian, City Journal,

Scientific American, The Times of Israel, KCET and Fox Business Network.

Community College and University Curriculum Planning · Journalism and Writing Instruction  · Broadcast Journalism · Newspaper Writing, Editing and Layout · Magazine Reporting and Design · Copy Editing · Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook  Prezi and Powerpoint · SEO · OnSet  Social Media · HTML, Wordpress, Blogger, Drupal, Movable Type · iMovie, Audacity, FinalCutPro ·  Photography  iNews · CCI NewsGate · Alterian · Convio · InDesign · Magazine and Newspaper Design Layout Familiar with Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Radian6 · Radio ·

TV Production and Anchoring · Public Speaking

Fluent Hebrew · Semi-fluent Spanish and French

PROFESSIONAL SYNOPSIS

Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA

Campus of more than 16,500 students

Professor of Journalism, February 2013-Present

  • Chair Journalism Department at college, which oversees AA degree and transferable         four-year university coursework

  • Teach introductory journalism, including basic news writing and interactive storytelling

  • Train students in magazine journalism design

  • Prepare students for journalism major or minor

  • Advise student newspaper, El Vaquero

  • Oversee magazine production for GCC Insider

  • Revise courses as needed and design curriculum

  • Implement California curriculum standards in Journalism courses

California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA

Undergraduate enrollment of 33,398

Adjunct Professor, September 2013-Present

  • Teach introductory reporting, including writing day-of-air style stories

  • Instruct students in radio production and story execution 

  • Teach advanced investigative reporting, which includes interactive storytelling

  • Prepare students for journalism major and graduation 

California Association of Realtors®, Los Angeles, CA

Serving more than 190,000 REALTORS®, REALTOR®-Associates and affiliates.

Magazine Editor and Communications Specialist, March 2015-August 2017

  • Responsible generating ideas and assigning articles to writers

  • Supervised magazine design, including cover and inside illustrations

  • In charge of magazine throughout the publishing process

  • Handled day-to-day operations, such as sending out newsletters, writing content for officers, and generating materials for website

OC Register, Santa Ana, CA

1,148,836 print readers every week

Assistant Deputy Editor, May 2012-March 2015

  • Responsible for selection and editing of daily columns in Commentary pages

  • Supervised of online product, including daily cartoons and letters to the editor

  • Contributed daily content to sister publications, including Riverside Press Enterprise, Long Beach Register and Los Angeles Register

  • Coordinated print layout of Commentary pages, including special Sunday section

  • Handled day-to-day operations, such as solicitation of columns and content planning

  • Wrote columns, book reviews, policy briefs, and editorials

 

KCET, Los Angeles, CA

Most watched public station in Los Angeles County, with 2.8 million monthly viewers

Contributor, May 2011-August 2012

  • Conducted interviews for public television series on aging, “Your Turn to Care”

  • Managed election reporting for KCET blogs

  • Covered local news, public policy, science, politics for digital daily news

 

USC Digital News, Los Angeles, CA

Award winning publication, with over 100,000 unique monthly visitors

Executive Producer and Opinion Editor, August 2010-May 2012

  • Personal profile on LAUSD instructor received second place at the 54th Los Angeles Press Club Awards

  • Coordinated coverage and edited stories in News, Features, and Opinion sections

  • Reported on largest human trafficking charges in U.S. history

 

PJTV, El Segundo, CA

Subscription-based Internet television

Show Host and Contributor, December 2008-May 2011

  • Assistant producer and host for show on human rights in the Middle East and North Africa

  • Interviewed and networked with political figures, human rights activists, authors, filmmakers, national authorities on wide-range of topics

  • Responsible for production of daily segments and their promotion

  • Wrote daily content and headlines, and booking guests

FREELANCE EXPERIENCE

Middle East Forum, Philadelphia, PA

Researcher, October 2009-September 2012

  • Researcher on special projects

  • Assessed objectivity of Middle East program curriculums at California universities

USC Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), Los Angeles, CA

Technical Writer, February 2012-May 2012

  • Produced videos, articles and other media materials describing CREATE research

  • Worked with CREATE's team of researchers to promote organizational objectives

  • Coordinated media coverage with online, print and broadcast venues

 

Fox Business Network & Fox News Channel, Los Angeles, CA

Number one news network in cable television, with an average of 1.8 million daily viewers

Intern, August 2011-December 2011

  • Contributed to research for dot com and broadcast stories

  • Researched and pitch stories to New York bureau

  • Scheduled interviews with major executives and shareholders at L.A. Auto Show

 

New University, Official UC Irvine College Newspaper, Irvine, CA

Daily circulation of 8,000

Staff Writer, September 2005-June 2007

  • Covered local politics, science and technology, and feature stories

 

EDUCATION

California State University, Northridge / Doctorate of Education, May 2020

University of Southern California / Master of Arts, Journalism, May 2012

University of California, Irvine / Bachelor of Arts, English, September 2007

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