Journalism Experience

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SKILLS

Computer/Web: Proficient with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Publisher, WordPress,

Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Snapchat, YouTube, Google apps, Pinterest

Editing: Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Suite (Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Audition, Dreamweaver) Windows Movie Maker, Audacity

Scientific research programs: MestRec, Spartan, MatLab, and DataStudio

Public Relations software: Meltwater, Vocus, and Cision

Laboratory skills (chemistry): chromatography, filtrations, and Northern and Western blots, SDS-PAGE, spectrophotometry

 

PUBLISHED WORK

NASA, WBUR (radio), USA TODAY College, Dance Teacher magazine, @HMS (Harvard Medical School news section), Boston University News Service, USA Ultimate magazine. See complete list.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Science writer, Earth Science Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, January 2014- present. See publications.

Media relations, Aurorasaurus with National Science Foundation, October 2014 – present.

Editor-in-Chief, Boston University News Service Science Section, Boston, MA, September 2013- December 2013. See publications.

Science writing intern, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, October 2013- December 2013.

Science/health reporter, Gates Foundation/Boston University Program for Crisis Response and Reporting, Bondo, Kenya, May 2013, www.PamojaTogether.com. See publication.

Contributing writer, The Old Gold and Black newspaper,Wake Forest University, August 2011- May 2012.

Independent researcher in inorganic chemistry/electrochemistry, Wake Forest University Chemistry Department, August 2010- May 2012.

 

 

LANGUAGES

English, Spanish, Hindi (developing)

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Vice-President, DC Science Writers Association, March 2015- present

Member, Membership committee, National Association of Science Writers, February 2015- present

Social chair, DC Science Writers Association, May 2014- present

 

EDUCATION

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, Masters of Science in Science Journalism

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a concentration of biochemistry with minors in Journalism and Biology


Kasha is also a stand-up comedienne who performs bits about her family, childhood, and science. Visit her comedy page.