By working in different types of organizations — newspapers, government, freelancing, non-profits, higher ed and magazines — I’ve gained various skills and perspectives on the direction and needs of journalism and digital marketing.
Currently, I work as the Creative Content Producer at the University of Northern Colorado and attend Colorado State University as a graduate student in the Master of Communication and Media Management program.
I was awarded dual bachelor’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Hussman School of Journalism and Media and Department of History. I worked on the school's student newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel, as a writer and multimedia reporter.
After graduating, I was hired as a contractor for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Research and Development communication team where I dived into the world of science communication and produced videos, blog and social-media posts, fact sheets and articles on air, climate and energy-related research.
I, then, worked as the web managing editor at the nonprofit Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society where I managed the website and social presence of the society's magazine, American Scientist, and helped develop multimedia products for stories.
My husband and I moved to Colorado in the fall of 2015 after venturing out on a two-week camping trip in the West. I shifted roles to marketing where I worked as a SEO and audience development specialist at F+W Media, which had multiple niche brands under its umbrella. I learned much about Google Search, web development and optimization of articles for the web. I craved a more journalistic setting and landed a job at my current role at the University of Northern Colorado.
In between these roles, I freelanced for different organizations to assist them with a variety of needs including SEO, web development/design, social media, writing, photography and videography as well as volunteered my skills at numerous nonprofits.
In my free time, I enjoy gardening, hiking and camping, fitness and health, volunteering and traveling.