Luiz Maurício "Jota"
HOMETOWN: Los Angeles
CURRENT HOME: Chicago
DEGREE: MA, Journalism
FAVORITE WRITER: Hunter S. Thompson
July 2014 - Present
I believe in the power of the written word. I've seen it transform lives first hand.
When I first stepped foot on Stanford's campus as a freshman, it was a foregone conclusion that I would major in creative writing. I took that invaluable experience and built on it during my time in UCLA's journalism program.
Now I have the daily privilege of using words to help bring new worlds into focus, important issues to the forefront, and positive change to people and their communities.
I excel at grant writing for non profits and have either authored grants fetching close to $11 million.
I've managed content creation teams producing high-quality deliverables under aggressive deadlines.
I'm well-versed in copywriting for print, radio, and television for both the news and advertising industries.
November 2012 - June 2014
BA, Creative Writing
I first honed my serious writing chops at Stanford and took away enough information to use for a lifetime...
I managed a team of four content creators for one of the Web's most prolific news portals.
My team won a "Best of the Web" award for our 9-part expose on misleading bed sheet thread counts.
I was responsible for long-form investigative journalism and daily reporting for the south side of Chicago.
I won a "Best of Chicago" award for my 9-part expose on incompetent asbestos removal companies.
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