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CAREER

I am a Projects Editor at The Washington Post where I lead audience strategy and innovative cross-platform storytelling for some of its biggest enterprise reporting.

 

I oversee projects from the development of launch, distribution and promotional plans to the management of production from ideation, publication to postlaunch, as well as facilitation of cross-team newsroom collaboration. 

Prior to The Post, I was a Design Team Leader for Gannett's USA Today Network Design Center where I managed two design teams and oversaw multimedia presentations across dozens of daily large market publications.

 

I also spent several years as a news designer for the USA Today Network and Southern California News Group.

Outside the news industry I have been a public relations consultant, press writer, and campaigns manager for nonprofits in Southern California, as well as a general manager for fashion boutiques.

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ABOUT

○ CAREER

EDUCATION

○ EDUCATION
Postgraduate

American Public University
Graduated with honors

Master of Business Administration

Analytics

Undergraduate

California State University, Long Beach
Graduated Cum Laude

Communication Studies

Organizational and Interpersonal communication

Journalism and Mass Communication

Public Relations​

RECOGNITION

○ RECOGNITION
Role: Project Editing and Audience Strategy
2024

The Pulitzer Prizes
Columbia University

Illustrated Reporting and Commentary

"Searching for Maura"

Claire Healy, Nicole Dungca and Ren Galeno

The Washington Post

Finalist

Peabody Awards
Ring Foundation and USC Annenberg 

Radio and Podcasts

"The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop"

The Washington Post

Winner

Poynter Journalism Prizes
The Poynter Institute

The Dori J. Maynard Justice Award

"The Collection"

Nicole Dungca, Claire Healy and Andrew Ba Tran

The Washington Post

Winner

Selden Ring Awards
Ring Foundation and USC Annenberg 

Investigative Reporting

"The Collection"

The Washington Post

Special citation

The Ambies
The Podcast Academy

Best Podcast Host or Hosts

Martine Powers for "The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop"

The Washington Post

Winner

Podcast of the Year 

"The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop"

The Washington Post

Finalist

The Webby Awards
The Podcast Academy

Best Individual Editorial Feature - Media Company

"Searching for Maura"

The Washington Post

Nominee


Crime & Justice - Podcasts

"The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop"

The Washington Post

Honoree

45th Best of Digital News Design
Society for News Design

Gold Medal

"Searching for Maura"

The Washington Post

Illustrations: Illustrated Reporting

Silver Medal

"Searching for Maura" 

The Washington Post

Illustration: Commissioned Illustration (multiple)

Bronze Medal

"Searching for Maura" 

The Washington Post

Design: Investigative

Bronze Medal

"Revealing the Smithsonian's 'racial brain collection' 

The Washington Post

Design: Investigative

Bronze Medal

"The Collection" 

The Washington Post

Line of Coverage: Investigative or public service

Award of Excellence

"The Collection" : Social

The Washington Post

Line of Coverage: Investigative or public service

Award of Excellence

"The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop

The Washington Post

Platform: Podcasts design

Award of Excellence

"Leaked files reveal reputation-management firm’s deceptive tactics

The Washington Post

Design: Investigative

45th Best of Print News Design
Society for News Design

Award of Excellence

"Searching for Maura" tab

The Washington Post

Single section 

Award of Excellence

"Searching for Maura" 

The Washington Post

Combination Print & Digital

2023

Online Journalism Awards
Online News Association (ONA)

Excellence in Collaboration and Partnerships

"Story Killers"

International consortium investigation led by Forbidden Stories in partnership with 30 news organizations including The Washington Post and The Guardian.

Winner


Digital Video Storytelling, Long Form - Large Newsroom

"Exploited for decades, female bodybuilders speak out"

The Washington Post

Finalist

44th Best of Digital News Design
Society for News Design

Award of Excellence

"What bodybuilders do to their bodies - and brains

The Washington Post

Infographics: Health

Award of Excellence

"Built & Broken

The Washington Post

Illustration: Commissioned Illustration (multiple)

Award of Excellence

"Built & Broken" 

The Washington Post

Line of Coverage: Investigative or public service

Role: Designer and Design Editor
2022

43rd Best of Print News Design
Society for News Design

Award of Excellence

"In Memoriam"

Designed for the USA Today Network

Inside Pages - News

Award of Excellence

"America's Day"

Designed for Desert Sun

Front Page

Award of Excellence

"Future of abortion rights in US on the line" opinion cover

Designed for The Cincinnati Enquirer

Opinion Pages

2021

42nd Best of Print News Design
Society for News Design

Award of Excellence

"President-Elect Biden"

Designed for Arizona Republic

Front Page

Award of Excellence

"Iowa Mourns, Iowa Endures" special sections

Co-designed with Merry Eccles for Des Moines Register

Special Coverage - Coronavirus pandemic

2020

41st Best of Print News Design
Society for News Design

Award of Excellence

"Dear Mr. President, We Are Hurting"

Designed for El Paso Times

Front Page

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