Writing samples

DO IT NOW. BEGIN NOW. BE A FUCKING SOLDIER ABOUT IT AND BE TOUGH.

IRA GLASS

RESUME

Education

Oberlin College | Oberlin, OH Major: Environmental Studies 3.71/4.00
Class of 2013 Major: Creative Writing 3.57/4.00
Overall GPA 3.50/4.00 Minor: Geology 4.00/4.00

Writing Experience

Freelance|Reporter, Writer, Editor 2.2014 - Present
AAAS: Science Magazine Daily News
AAPI Voices: Data driven Asian American Pacific Islander focused journalism
Freelance Science Writing Editing
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WNYC Radio|The Takeaway Production Intern 9.2104 - Present
Pitched story ideas and guests
Cut and edit audio
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Discover Magazine |Citizen Science Salon Contributor 3.2104 - Present
Original reporting on citizen science projects and topics
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SciStarter.com |Staff Writer, Scientific Advisor 9.2013 - Present
Staff writer covering citizen science projects and topics for the SciStarter and PLoS Cit Sci blog
Pitched story ideas about citizen science projects
Vetted and reviewed new citizen science projects for scientific integrity and factual accuracy
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Smithsonian Institution |Geotechnical Science Writing Intern 1.2014 - 2.2014
Wrote reports for the Global Volcanism Bulletin with Dr. Liz Cottrell and Dr. Rick Wunderman
Researched modern and historic volcanic eruptions and their hazards
Participated in the editing process at the Bulletin
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Mic.com |Entrepreneurship Columnist 2.2013 - 3.2014
Original reporting for Mic.com (formerly PolicyMic.com) for their, at the time, just launched entrepreneurship vertical
Pitched stories on entrepeneurship and business
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Headwaters |Oberlin's Environmental Magazine, Managing Editor 10.2011 - 5.2013
Wrote articles for the magazine and the magazine's environmental justice blog
Coordinated with writers to create magazine content
Managed Headwaters staff to meet deadlines
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The Oberlin Review |Campus Newspaper 9.2011 - 5.2012
Wrote articles for the News and Arts section
Photographed events and portraits

Science

Princeton University |Department of Geosciences Research Assistant 9.2013 - 9.2014
Worked with Dr. Blair Schoene on earth history questions like mass extinctions or volcanic eruptions
Performed laboratory and geological field tasks
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Harvard University |Summer Research Intern in Soil Ecology 5.2013 - 9.2013
Conducted research concerning carbon feedback mechanisms and climate change
Identified soil invertebrates to the species level and collected data in the field and lab
Designed an iindependent experiment, analyzed data, and currently working with resarch team on an academic journal manuscript
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Oberlin College |Research Assistant in Paleontology 1.2013 - 5.2013
Analyzed echinoid (sea urchin) tests and spines using energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy
Studied echinoderm taphonomy and taphonomic processes
Assisted in research on rates of magnesium ion loss in high magnesium calcite shells
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention |Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health - Fracking 6.2012 - 8.2012
Researched the effects of unconventional natural gas extraction and exploration on public health
Presented work on environmental health and geology in the National Center for Environmental Health
Aided in brownfields redevelopment projects and community revitalization projects with the EPA

Skills

Mandarin Chinese, fluent or near-native proficiency
Adobe Premier Pro
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Computer and Web: Wordpress, Django, CSS, HTML, Javascript