Hi, I’m Lenny.
I’m an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Miami's School of Communication. This fall I'm teaching Data Journalism and Web Lab.
In fall 2018, I was a teaching assistant for MIT’s Mechanical Engineering capstone course, Product Engineering Processes. Before that, I spent most of 2018 investigating racism, intolerance, and diversity in America as a Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellow. I produced the interactive piece The State of Hate and investigated how the federal government handled hate crime cases since the 2009 Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Our investigation, Hate in America, has won the 2019 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in College Journalism, and the 2019 Student Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Digital Reporting.
When I'm not working, I enjoy making pictures, baking desserts like flan and cheesecake, and adding books to my library. I also like learning more about math and its applications; some of my favorite topics are optimization, linear algebra, and mathematical modeling.