Sue Vorenberg is an award winning writer with 15-years of experience covering science, technology and health.
Resume: Sue Vorenberg
3333 SE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd #15
Portland, OR 97202
Home phone: (503) 914-6322
Resume and clip site: http://www.nmwriter.com
Daily Journal of Commerce
Construction, Transportation and Engineering Reporter | Oct. 2010 to Present
Report on construction-related projects in Oregon and Southeast Washington. Follow development of several bridges, including the Columbia River Crossing and Sellwood bridge. Cover materials studies and construction-related research at Portland State University, Oregon State University, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and other institutions. Supplement reporting with blogs, Twitter and other new media.
Writer, Editor, Blogger, Web Consultant | Aug. 2009 to Oct. 2010
Reported on new science, technology and health developments for a variety of publications. Write opinion and breaking news on TV, movies and entertainment for my blog, Explodingegg.com. Write about outdoor, food and other activities. Assist in several aspects of Web startup for new food site called TheZenchillada.com.
The Santa Fe New Mexican
Science and Health Reporter | Jan. 2008 to July 2009
Reported on new science and technology developments across New Mexico. Covered health issues and breaking news on a variety of topics. Wrote profiles on scientists from labs, universities and research institutions. Covered science and business at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. Worked as a backup to the Web staff.
The Albuquerque Tribune
Science and General Assignment Reporter | May 2002 to Dec. 2007
Reported on new science and technology developments across New Mexico. Covered health issues and breaking news on a variety of topics. Wrote profiles on scientists from labs, universities and research institutions. Covered science and business at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories.
Web Desk | June 2001 to Dec. 2007
Managed overall operations of Tribune Web site as Web editor from 2001-2003. Continued on desk while a staff writer, helping with Web posting and layout of special online packages. Added new features. Oversaw posting for all news desks. Acted as liaison to Scripps Howard Web services.
Business Reporter | Jan. 2000 to April 2002
Reported on New Mexico business trends and economic growth. Covered high-tech, telecommunications and utilities beats on the business desk. Wrote periodic stories on science and movies for City and Arts desks.
Freelance Reporter | 1996 to 2000
Researched and wrote stories for arts, outdoor, sports sections.
Business Publishers Inc.
Freelance Reporter | 1997 to 2000
Reported breaking news. Covered scientific advances and conferences for several newsletters, including: Nuclear Waste News, Native American Report, Hazardous Waste News, Air/Water Pollution Report, Occupational Safety and Health Letter and The Corps Report.
Editor | Ground Water Monitor | 1997 to 1998
Wrote, edited and laid out all stories in eight-page bi-weekly publication. Researched ground water science, technology and government legislation.
UNM Daily Lobo
Reporter, Reviewer, Copy Editor, Sports Editor | 1995 to 1997
Researched, wrote and edited stories for arts, outdoor, sports and news sections. Weekly reviews of CDs and films for arts section. Assigned stories to staff of nine reporters on sports desk. Editing and layout supervision of sports page.
UNM Geochemistry Lab
Technician | 1993 to 1997
Prepared and tested rock and water samples on Atomic Absorption and X-Ray Defraction machines. Analyzed results for use in scientific studies.
UNM CIRT Help Desk
Computer Help Desk Consultant | 1993-1994
Answered computer questions from UNM students, faculty and staff about UNIX, DOS, Windows and Mac. Set up new accounts and maintained Mac software and hardware on desk.
Head Computer Technician | 1991-1993
Responsible for all in-house diagnostics and hardware repair on PCs and Macs. Monitored stock through ordering systems. Diagnosed and repaired software problems, data recovery. Supervised and trained new technicians.
Apple Computer Service and Support Manager | 1987-1991
Supervised all aspects of computer service department. Hired, trained and provided technical assistance to staff. Monitored parts inventory, coordinated support teams and trained new technicians.
New Mexico Associated Press Managing Editors
2006 – 3rd place science writing
2005 – 1st place science writing
2002 – 1st place Web site; 3rd place science writing
New Mexico Press Women Communication Contest
2002 – 1st place Reviews: awarded for Site Seeing, a Web review column
2001 – 1st place, Special Articles Science or Health: awarded for microsystems industry science coverage;
New Mexico Internet Professionals Association
2001 – Outstanding Support Award for covering the Internet industry
University of New Mexico | BA, Earth and Planetary Sciences Department | 1994-1997
Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi; Outstanding Senior Award, UNM GHP.
Available upon request