The Pennsylvania State University (University Park)
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism
Minor in Theatre
Elected board member of organization that provides networking, business opportunities and professional development for foodservice editors and industry members
President | 2020
Treasurer | 2018-2019
Board of Directors | 2017-present
Member since 2015
CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF ANNAPOLIS
501(c)3 nonprofit with the mission of nurturing and developing the love of theatre in children through all aspects of the theatrical experience
President | 2019-2021
Secretary | 2017-2019
Chair of Publicity | 2012-present
Board of Directors | 2012-present
SKILLS & SOFTWARE
Adobe Creative Suite
HTML & basic CSS
CONTRACT WRITER AND EDITOR
Experienced in feature and news writing, sponsored and branded content/advertorials, blogs, annual reports, press releases, conference materials, SEO-based web content and more. Current and former clients include:
School Nutrition magazine (Contributing Editor). Write and edit departments and features for monthly magazine focused on K-12 foodservice.
Our Health Virginia magazine (Editorial Consultant). Worked with publisher to make recommendations on four print magazines to improve editorial content and advertising sales; Conceptualized 2020 editorial calendar; hired and managed freelance writer.
What’s Up? Annapolis magazine (Contributing Health Editor). Wrote up to eight monthly articles focused on nutrition, fitness, food and wellness
Livestrong.com (Freelance writer & editor, Nutrition & Fitness). Write and edit weekly articles focused on nutrition and fitness utilizing SEO keywords.
DotDash (Quality Content Editor, TheSpruce.com). Edit and update published articles to improve editorial content and search engine optimization (SEO).
LabTestsOnline.org (Medical Writer & Editor). Edit and update published medical content; write new content on medical tests and conditions.
SmartBrief (Freelance Health Editor). Edit health-focused news summaries for myriad daily newsletters.
National Culinary Review (Freelance Writer). Contribute articles for print and web on a variety of foodservice topics.
CONTRACT GRAPHIC DESIGNER | ChemMatters magazine (American Chemical Society)
Art direct and design quarterly magazine for high school audience.
ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSORS OF GYNECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS
Worked with a team of doctors as staff liaison to edit and update medical tests for ob-gyn students; maintained website’s CMS and LMS; managed website analytics; wrote and edited association materials including annual report, association e-blasts, press releases and conference programs.
SCHOOL NUTRITION ASSOCIATION
Managing Editor, School Nutrition magazine | August 2014-April 2016
Managed 55,000-circulation national magazine, including conceptualizing issue themed, writing departments and features, copy editing and proofing; worked with freelance writers to develop content; wrote web content; wrote speeches for association leaderships.
Communications Specialist | December 2012-August 2014
Collaborated with multiple departments and team members to produce all written material, including promotions and programs, for major conferences and meetings; Managed blast email system, coordinating with all departments to send out information to membership; analyse statistics to improve open/click-through rates.
WHAT'S UP? MEDIA
Food & Weddings Editor
Contributed to and copy-edited content for two websites, three monthly magazines and a weekly e-newsletter sent to 10,000 subscribers; managed freelancers for food and weddings departments.
THE DAILY TIMES (GANNETT)
Managing Editor, Go! Magazine & The Beachcomber | August 2008-July 2010
Conceptualized, contributed to, edited and designed two weekly entertainment publications; maintained websites and social media outlets.
Copy Editor & Page Designer | May 2007-August 2008
Copy-edited content for all sections of daily newspaper; Designed all sections of daily newspaper