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Researcher & Editor — University Network for Human Rights (Armenia; Remote)

May 2023 – Present

Research & draft sections of report on human rights issues in Nagorno-Karabakh to be submitted to UN agencies & other international orgs. Provide open-source (OSINT) research, writing, & editing support across University Network projects. Plan & run student in-field investigations simulation exercise. Interdisciplinary team member documenting cases of atrocity crimes against ethnic Armenians & designing advocacy strategies in response. Field research & interviews in Armenia proper. Legal drafting & advocacy follow-up. Digital verification of online content depicting crimes against humanity. Human Rights Issues in Armenia Fellowship recipient.


Communications Director — Respond Crisis Translation (Remote)

Aug 2023 – Present

Community engagement & storytelling, crisis response communications strategy, cross channel social media management, press relations & pitching, & communications strategizing for global language justice collective of 2,500 translators & interpreters who mobilize 24/7 to help those seeking asylum, medical care, legal service, & other access to basic/human rights. 


Researcher/Investigator — Promise Institute for Human Rights (Los Angeles, CA)

Sept. 2022 – Aug. 2023

Collected & preserved OSINT content documenting human rights violations in U.S., Brazil, Iran, & elsewhere. Contributed to the creation of digital archives for use in justice & accountability efforts. Built databases using OSINT & data tools like Tweetdeck, Crowdtangle, SMAT, & Python. Live-monitored social media & mis/disinformation trends during the 2022 U.S. Midterm Election. Verified online content regarding international conflicts, human rights issues, & other events, using geo- & chronolocation, traditional fact checking, & other methodologies. Research, writing, & data analysis for published reports. Developed critical insights re: complexity of human rights issues. Completed University of California-Bellingcat OSINT intensive training. Partner with Mnemonic, Cultural Survival, & other community/advocacy/OSINT organizations. Published “Disinformation & Decentralization: How Viral Videos Helped Spread Election Denialism in Arizona's 2022 Midterm Election” for the UC Network for Human Rights & Digital Fact-Finding.


Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reporter — The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA)

Sept. 2021 – July 2022

Covered local, county, & state criminal justice issues, including policing, prosecution, incarceration, policymaking, community activism, & the court system (local, state, & federal). Focused on analysis, investigative & public service storytelling while turning daily breaking news & enterprise stories. Managed & utilized multiple databases, including in-custody deaths, use of force, local members of extremist groups, & others. Newsroom’s resident Excel, Tableau, & PRA whiz.


Breaking News Intern — The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ)

June 2020 – April 2021

Pitched & reported breaking news, general assignment, & enterprise stories. Feature reporting on accountability & civil rights topics including policing, incarceration, COVID-19, racial justice protests, & homelessness. Collaborated on criminal justice data investigations. Managed police shooting & in-custody death database through regular public records/FOIA requests & analyzed data in Excel & Tableau. Stories also ran on Third in 2020 Arizona Press Club award for best statewide social issues reporting.


Research Assistant — Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute (Stanford, CA)

Jan. 2019 – June 2020

Historical & archival research on civil & human rights issues. Multimedia production for World House Podcast & other projects.


Writing Director — MINT Magazine (Stanford, CA)

Sept. 2018 – June 2019

Commissioned & edited essays to be published in student arts, culture & fashion magazine. Supervised cohort of writing interns.


Research Assistant — Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (Stanford, CA)

Jan. 2018 – Aug. 2018

Team member on “Global Urbanization & its Discontents,” digital humanities project on growth of cities & urban displacement.

Editor — Herodotus Journal (Stanford, CA)

Oct. 2018 – April 2019

Selected, reviewed, & edited original research papers to be published in the official journal of Stanford’s History Department.


Editorial Assistant — Bill Lane Center for the American West (Stanford, CA)

April 2018 – June 2018

Reported & published feature on migratory bees and California almonds and managed the Center’s “...& the Best” blog.



  • Storytelling that situates individual human experiences within broader histories, patterns, & issues

  • Open-source digital investigations (OSINT) tools & methodologies, including social media research, database building & management, data verification/analysis, chrono- & geolocation, Tweetdeck, Crowdtangle, ArcGIS, Tableau, Excel, others

  • Trauma-informed interviewing, active & empathetic listening, incisive questions in pursuit of accountability

  • Strategizing & implementing research plans as iterative, creative, collaborative processes

  • Expert writing & communication, drafting ready-to-publish deliverables & reports, editing, AP style, Bluebook

  • Independent initiative, enthusiastic teamwork

  • Above all: curiosity, accuracy, compassion, humility, & community

  • Languages: Hebrew (advanced), Arabic – MSA, Shami (intermediate)


UCLA School of Law | June 2023
Master of Legal Studies | GPA: 4.1/4.0
Recognitions: Dean’s Journalism Scholarship, 2022 (full tuition awarded to one journalist/year) | Masin Family Academic Excellence Gold Award, 2023 (highest GPA in law school course) | Bruin Scholar Award, 2023 (highest GPA in graduating cohort)

Stanford University | Nov. 2020 
B.A. in History | Minor in Digital Humanities | GPA: 3.96/4.0
Recognitions: Award of Excellence, 2020 (top 10% of class) | Jerry Anderson Prize for Best Undergraduate History Research Paper, 2020 | Harry Press Stanford Daily Award, 2020 (support for outstanding staff writer to continue journalism work)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Bruin Scholar Award, 2023

  • Masin Family Academic Excellence Gold Award, 2023

  • UCLA MLS Dean’s Journalism Scholarship, 2022

  • National Press Foundation Criminal Justice Reporting in the Age of George Floyd Fellowship, 2021

  • Arizona Press Club Award for Best Statewide Social Issues Reporting, 3rd place, 2020

  • Jerry Anderson Prize for Best Undergraduate History Research Paper, Spring 2020 

  • Stanford University Award of Excellence, 2020

  • Harry Press Stanford Daily Award, 2020

Public Speaking

  • Stanford University Journalism 101 Course Guest Speaker, 2021-2023

  • Stanford Daily Summer Training Guest Speaker, 2021-2022

  • Scalawag Magazine Fellowship Guest Speaker, 2022

  • CalMatters College Journalism Conference Guest Speaker, 2021

  • Stanford Daily Summer Training Guest Speaker, 2021

  • University of Nevada, Reno Media Ethics Course Guest Speaker, 2021

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