Massachusetts Institute of Technology
I’m a recovering journalist. For more than 20 years I worked at news organizations in Boston, New York and Texas, including The Boston Globe, Newsday, WBUR and WCVB-TV. As a journalist, I covered a variety of topics but focused alot on politics and world affairs. In 2004 I was named a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and essentially said goodbye to the newsroom. From 2006 – 2011, I worked in politics and state government in Massachusetts, serving as director of communications for Deval Patrick’s first gubernatorial campaign and later as director of policy in the Governor’s Office and as Executive Director of the MA Office for Refugees and Immigrants. In August 2011, I accepted a new position at MIT to help design and execute the Institute’s next comprehensive fundraising campaign.