I was born in Minsk, grew up in Baltimore and now write for The Record newspaper in New Jersey.
2012 - present
Staff Writer, North Jersey Media Group/USA Today Network
Write on a wide range of topics as a general assignment reporter for The Record (New Jersey's second-largest daily newspaper) and northjersey.com. Previously covered three municipalities along the state's Gold Coast.
2016 - present
Contributing Writer, PassBlue
Reporting on issues related to the United Nations and women’s rights for the online publication.
2015 - 2016
News Writer, International Women’s Initiative
Writing news stories about gender equality and human rights violations against women for the non-profit organization.
Moscow Correspondent, TASS
Filed stories on religion and culture for the Russian wire service during a journalism exchange program.
2010 - 2011
Freelance Writer, Strings and Moment
Wrote feature stories about orchestral music and Jewish culture for the monthly and bi-monthly magazines.
2009 - 2010
Intern, Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs
Assisted with research, organization and promotion for the council’s programs and events.
Intern, USA Today
Covered education, health and behavior for the Life section of the daily newspaper.
Intern, The Baltimore Sun
Edited audio and video for baltimoresun.com. Created slideshows and wrote news briefs.
2007 - 2008
Intern, National Education Association
Wrote news and feature articles for the NEA’s three monthly magazines and nea.org. Assisted with copyediting, research, fact-checking and multimedia.
Wrote small feature items and reported on issues related to Baltimore for the monthly magazine. Performed research, copyediting and fact-checking.
Honors & Awards
Fellow, Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Exchange Program
One of 12 U.S. journalists selected by the International Center for Journalists for a monthlong fellowship in Moscow.
New Jersey Press Association
First place in Coverage of Crime, Police, Courts; First place in News Writing; Second place in Feature Writing; First place in Coverage of Government; First place in Business and Economic Writing; First place in Education Writing; Third place in Responsible Journalism (First Amendment Award)
Society of Professional Journalists (New Jersey chapter)
First place in Health, Science, Technology and Environmental Writing; Third place in Profile Writing
University of Maryland, College Park
Columbia University, Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling Workshop
Produced, shot and edited a short documentary over the course of five days at the Graduate School of Journalism.
City University of New York, Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program
Fellow in a weeklong workshop on budgets, bonds, pensions, incentives and other financial issues.