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CYNTHIA FERNANDEZ

CONTACT FREELANCE JOURNALIST


EMAIL: cynthiaf@bu.edu
CELL: 305-343-6491
TWITTER: @CynthFernandez
WEBSITE:
WORK EXPERIENCE
CynthFernandez.wordpress.com
LinkedIn:
www.linkedin.com/in/cynthia- Boston Globe – Boston, Mass.
fernandez-the-journo/ METRO CORRESPONDENT, JAN. 2019 – PRESENT
I write 200-word breaking news stories in the New England area
SKILLS SPOTLIGHT RESEARCH ASSISTANT, JAN. 2019 – PRESENT
I vet and fact check tips for the Globe’s Spotlight team and conduct research
Language: Spanish (native
speaker)
for Spotlight editor Patricia Wen
Technical: Python, SQL, Java, REGIONALS CO-OP, JULY 2018 – DEC. 2018
Jupyter Notebook, Adobe Wrote weekly 600-word briefs on Greater Boston events and 600-word features
Audition, MS Office Suite, Google for Globe Local
Suite, Accurint Wrote 400-word breaking news stories and short features for Metro Minute
Over 100 FOIA requests and Managed social media accounts for Globe Local
appeals filed
Language: Spanish (native New England Center for Investigative Reporting – Boston, Mass.
speaker)
Technical: Python, SQL, Java, INVESTIGATIVE INTERN, JAN. 2018 – MAY 2018
Jupyter Notebook, Adobe Conducted research for reporters such as locating court documents, drafting
public records requests, and some data analysis

CERTIFICATES WBUR – Boston, Mass.


COMMONHEALTH INTERN, SEPT. 2017 – DEC. 2017
Knight Center for Journalism in the
Americas MOOC certification for Wrote brief articles on recent studies related to health, wellness, and science
Python for Data Journalists:
Analyzing Money and Politics Boston Magazine – Boston, Mass.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS DIGITAL INTERN, MAY 2017 – AUG,2017
EDUCATION Wrote about three informational articles a week on recent health studies and
medical devices

Boston University College of


Communication – Boston, Mass.
MuckRock – Cambridge, Mass.
- Expected Dec. 2019 EDITORIAL INTERN, MAY 2017 – AUG,2017
- Bachelor of Science in Journalism Filed FOIA requests to governmental agencies on local, state, and federal levels,
with a concentration in Computer including policies and data about ICE detention centers, dietary supplements,
Science MassPAT data, Bureau of Prisons, and more
Performed data analytics on SAEC kits and Title IV complaints
Miami Dade College – Hialeah, Fla.
Wrote editorial pieces on public records from the CIA and FBI
- June 2010 – May 2012
- Associates in Arts in General
Education
WTBU – Boston, Mass.
- Cum Laude with High Honors BU IN THE MORNING CONTRIBUTOR & WTBU NEWS REPORTER,
SEPT. 2016 – MAY 2017
Gap in education was due to cancer
Gave biweekly, on-air reports on local news
therapy
Conducted live, 15-minute interviews with experts on self-pitched stories
Produced four-minute radio packages on campus and city events using Adobe
Mater Academy Charter High –
Audition
Hialeah, Fla.
- June 2008 – May 2012
- Cum Laude