Reporting from the Washington, D.C. area, I edit the Military Times’ newsletter, compiling the top national security stories driving the day. If you need the best military news roundup for your morning, look no further than the Early Bird Brief. And for a story or two, I’m also a staff writer for Military Times.
I was the Deputy News Editor for Air Force Times between August 2012 until January 2015. I covered U.S. Air Forces Europe, cyber forces airmen, physical training, uniforms, professional military education, technology, military awards as well as human interest stories.
I became a Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellow hosted by the National Press Foundation in July 2013. Through the 9-month long program, I was given the opportunity to correspond with officials, experts and seasoned journalists in the D.C. area while also learning from new-found peers and colleagues.
I interned with The Oxford Press (now under Ohio’s Journal-News) in Oxford, Ohio during my sophomore year for a semester and then in Washington, D.C. with The Fund for American Studies, specifically the Institute on Political Journalism program, during the summer of 2010. The following summer I interned with Cardenas Marketing Network as the PR and marketing intern in Chicago.
I interned with the Federal Times in Washington, D.C. coordinated through the Washington Media Institute program in the summer of 2012, which prompted my current role within the Gannett Government Media Corporation.
An American Ukrainian from Chicago, I am bilingually proficient in Ukrainian, and grew up learning Ukrainian arts, culture, history and literature.
My interests include world cultures, international governments, history, intelligence agencies, cybersecurity, politics, the military, and especially written literature on each or all of the above.
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