Boon, M. L. and L. Birnbaum.“Automatic detection of themes used as narrative frames in news articles. [Work in Progress].”Computation+Journalism Symposium 2014(October 24-25, 2014). Demo, non-archival.
Teaching Assistant: An Intro to Computer Science for Everyone, Fall 2014, 2018 Ran several one-hour sections each week. Collaborated in brainstorming interactive activities for each week. Responsible for grading students.
Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Semantic Information Processing, Winter 2014, 2015, 2019 Responsible for several lectures, one out-of-class tutorial, office hours, formalized design of assignments, development of grading rubrics, and grading.
High School Teacher: Hebrew Academy of San Francisco, January-November 2004 Taught algebra, physics, and chemistry. Responsible for curriculum design, lesson plans, test and homework design, and grading.
Undergraduate Instructor and Mentor: Experimental Study Group, MIT, 1999-2002 Teaching assistant and later instructor for freshman physics classes. Designed and co-taught a creative writing seminar. Provided tutoring at weekly study sessions. Mentored first and second year students.
Online Editor, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, July 2009-June 2012.
Worked as part of an international collaboration to produce a weekly online publication about scientific computing. Duties included content curation, editing, writing, reporting, and promoting the publication. Served as editorial project lead for a website redesign and migration to a Drupal-based system. Beginning in July 2011, also serving as head of communications for the Open Science Grid. Responsible for both internal and external communications.
Freelance Writer and Editor, June 2002-July 2009.
Research, writing, and editing for magazines, websites, blogs, and books, including Discover, Technology Review, Gizmodo, Digital Hub, The Toronto Star, and Xtra.ca.
Editorial Intern, BBC Focus Magazine, April-May 2008
Researching and writing content for the website, magazine, and podcast.
Online Editor, Canadian Office Products Association, 2005-2007.
Researched, wrote, edited, and oversaw editorial direction including story
conception and execution for weekly newsletter.
Editorial Products Intern, WIRED Magazine, July-December 2003.
Filtered slushpile of press releases and freelance pitches. Conceived, pitched, and wrote stories. Found, requested, tested, and reviewed products for the weekly Gadget Lab e-newsletter. Interacted with public relations and marketing professionals on a daily basis.
Editorial Intern, Palo Alto Weekly, March-May 2003.
Wrote obituaries, police log, building permits, and one or more article weekly.
Communications Intern, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, June-October 2002
Science writing at a wide range of reading levels for a variety of publications about SLAC events and research.
Editorial Intern, Technology Review, February-June 2002
Research, writing, and fact-checking about technology and community events.