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Education / Career

My extensive and diverse professional and educational background provides me with a unique perspective on the topics I cover and my target audience, including direct subject matter experience in the business, scientific, legal and sports arenas.




Biopharma Executive:  over 25 years as a biotechnology executive, from founder of an early stage biotech company to CEO of public company; extensive general management experience and led R&D, business development, licensing, and M&A functions.

Legal:  6 years at a leading Wall Street law firm, focused on corporate financing, M&A and tax matters, representing large corporate clients in a wide variety of industries.




Cornell University:  B.S., Economics (Dean's List)


S.U.N.Y. Buffalo Law School (Salutatorian)


Columbia Business School (Valedictorian)


Harvard Extension School (Master’s in Journalism) – Classes/Instructors:

The Art and Craft of Interviewing – Al Powell


Al Powell has more than three decades’ reporting experience as a daily journalist, freelance writer, author, and, most recently, senior science writer at Harvard University. He has conducted thousands of interviews for print, the web, and video and reported from town halls, state government chambers and corporate offices, as well as the rubble of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, rainforests in Hawaii and South America, and a Mai Mai militia village in the troubled eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.  


Guest Speakers:

  • Yasmin Amer, Nieman Fellow. Former senior podcast reporter, WBUR. Former writer, producer, news editor CNN.

  • Don Kelly, past president Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame. 40 years of programming.  

  • Peter Urban, freelance reporter, Washington D.C.


Feature Writing – Jeremy Fox


Jeremy C. Fox is a correspondent and online producer for the Boston Globe, covering K-12 education. He contributed reporting to the Globe's coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, for which the newspaper won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting. Fox is a previous staff writer for the Watertown Tab and co-author with Andrew Elder of the 2013 book Boston's Orange Line. His writing has appeared in the Bay State Banner, the Boston Phoenix, the Jamaica Plain Gazette, the Weekly Dig, and other publications. 


Guest Speakers:

  • Aimee Ortiz, The New York Times, Tips reporter [Investigations]; Boston Globe Media Company, Boston Globe Editorial Board member, Digital Content Producer [Opinion & Ideas]

  • John Hilliard, a Boston Globe reporter.

  • Cristela Guerra, a reporter for WBUR.  She worked for nearly four years at The Boston Globe writing human-interest features, covering everything from blizzards to arts to immigration as well as breaking news around New England.  She started her career in Florida logging seven years at The News-Press where she wrote about Cape Coral City Hall, crime, education, LGBTQ issues and business.  

  • Evan Allen, a reporter for the Boston Globe. Allen joined the Globe in 2011 as a freelance reporter covering the suburbs. She joined the staff in 2013, and has covered police, breaking news, major events including the Boston Marathon bombings. She has also done investigative and narrative projects. Allen is now a member of the newsroom's narrative team, where she focuses on crime.


Writing and Reporting – June Carolyn Erlick


June Carolyn Erlick is the Publications Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and Editor-in-Chief, ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America, Harvard University.  Erlick is the author of two books, A Gringa in Bogotá: Living Columbia's Invisible War and Disappeared, A Journalist Silenced. Erlick worked as a foreign correspondent in Colombia, Nicaragua, and Germany for 18 years, writing for publications such as the Miami Herald and Time magazine. She covered the Sandinista revolution, the war in El Salvador, and the fall of the Berlin Wall.  Erlick has been awarded two Fulbrights, one in Guatemala and one in Colombia. In 1977, she was awarded an Inter American Press Association (IAPA) fellowship to study and report from Colombia. She was given the James Conway Excellence in Teaching Writing Award in 2007.

News Reporting and Writing for Print and Online – Ana Campoy


Ana Campoy is a Harvard Neiman Fellow and a senior reporter at Quartz who writes about immigration, trade and Latin America for a global business audience. Previously, she was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where she covered stories including the Fort Hood shooting in Texas, the first Ebola infection in the U.S. and the rise of Central American immigration. She also has written about fluctuating oil prices, European interest rates and natural disasters. Her collaboration with Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism and the AP on deaths caused by Hurricane Maria won the Philip Meyer Award, the Data Journalism Award for Investigation of the Year, and the Javier Valdez Latin American Prize for Investigative Journalism. Campoy also was part of a team of reporters that won a Gerald Loeb Award for a series of stories on BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Reporting Science - Robert Frederick


Robert Frederick is the digital managing editor of American Scientist, where he oversees the magazine’s digital presence and reports on all branches of science. Previously, he was podcaster, video producer, and web editor for Sciencemagazine. Frederick also served as the inaugural science reporter at St. Louis Public Radio, where he also contributed to the Associated Press and the NPR network. Throughout his journalism career, Frederick has freelanced for a wide variety of outlets in print, radio, television, and online and is a contributor to The Science Writers’ Handbook(Da Capo, 2013).  Frederick is a Fellow with the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.

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