● Established and built up a U.S. C corporation offering clean and automated macroeconomic and social data to help explain the world to everyone from executives to people...more on the street. ● Sought and met with potential customers, investors and partners across the world. ● Led a team including developers, economists and regional experts.
● Created the go-to data hub on one of the world’s most opaque countries, used by 15,000 people including politicians and investors. ● Wrote iOS, Android and web apps,...more as well as an API, providing live and historic economic and social data, customizable/interactive graphs, calculators, election results, asylum data and a flight-tracker on Venezuela’s meltdown. ● Did everything from back- and front-end programming to logo- and user-interface-design—as well as marketing.
● Revealed results of a national Venezuelan election were fabricated; secrets about the country’s opaque military; that the country’s Chief Justice was arrested on suspicion...more of murder; and high-level, multi-billion dollar corruption at Venezuela’s state oil company. ● Produced text, photos and TV. ● Worked in Iraq, Afghanistan, Washington, New York and across Latin America. ● Wrote code to automate story-writing, data-gathering, social media and admin.
Working in Latin America and the Middle East
2010 - 2015 (over 4 years)
● Produced text, photos, video, and radio in Venezuela, as well as Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Guyana, Jordan, Lebanon, Peru, and Mexico. ● Covered the cancer,...more election and death of Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez, the messy transition to Nicolás Maduro’s rule and the crisis that followed. ● Investigated diamond smuggling from illegal jungle mines in the Amazon, Glencore’s involvement with Colombian paramilitaries, and the killing of wildcat gold miners linked to a multinational there.
I am an analytical and clear thinker combining training as a physicist with curiosity, creativity and an ability to communicate complex ideas. I’ve applied this to everything from programming and building startups to investigative and multimedia journalism.
As a reporter, I worked with outlets including Reuters, The New Yorker and The New York Times across Latin America and the Middle East, with a base in Venezuela, one of the world’s toughest reporting environments. As well as conducting major investigations and covering the crisis there on the streets, I wrote software used by thousands of people to help explain the country’s disastrous economy.
I have now expanded that into my own company which aims to make the world’s public data truly accessible and cut down time wasted on automatable tasks.