writing, magazine writing, feature writing, fashion writing, fashion, social media, digital communications, marketing, digital marketing
Freelance Writer, Communications Specialist
New York, Other
Telling stories through words, photo, sound and video is my specialty. My work has appeared in the Arizona Republic, Arizona Daily Star, KTAR.com Phoenix, Arizona Foothills Magazine and Women's Wear Daily. In my spare time, I love to sit down with an iced toddy and read long-form stories, take spontaneous road trips and...
Media That Deelivers, Arizona Foothills Magazine
January 2011 — Present
Write on events, products and happenings of local and national interest for AFM's Valley Girl blog.
Cronkite News Service
January 2013 — May 2013
Covering law enforcement and veterans' issues in Arizona. Pitch story ideas, report and write daily news, features, enterprise and investigative stories. Published in: The Arizona Republic, Arizona Daily Star, Arizona Capitol Times, KTAR.com, Yuma Sun.
New Media Innovation Lab
January 2013 — May 2013
Wrote and designed the digital news game “Can You Get What You Need From the VA?” for News21, a Carnegie-Knight national and multi-university investigative reporting initiative.
Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP), Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at ASU
August 2012 — January 2013
Within USAID’s Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program at the ASU Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Conducted interviews and wrote articles to generate relevant and informative copy for the department's website. Designed and wrote promotional material, including web features and newsletter, and collaborated with web developer to edit and maintain Drupal website interface.
Women's Wear Daily, Condé Nast
Fashion Editorial Intern
May 2012 — August 2012
Reported and wrote articles published online and in daily paper. Attended industry events and interviewed celebrities and personalities, including Kristen Bell, Joy Bryant and Ashlee Simpson.
Department of Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State University
Digital Marketing & Communications Assistant
July 2011 — May 2012
Assisted the marketing & communications manager at ASU's Department of Biomedical Informatics at Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, where I conducted interviews and wrote articles featured on ASU News, and translated scientific jargon from research reports into laymen’s terms. I also managed and expanded the department's social media accounts through HootSuite.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
February 2012 — April 2012
Photographed the Milwaukee Brewers' spring training practices and games.
Media That Deelivers, Arizona Foothills Magaizne
January 2011 — August 2011
Wrote for online and print publications. Facilitated and planned marketing campaign for annual Face of Foothills 2012 model search, narrowing selection from a pool of 500+ candidates. Helped organize and promote annual Best of Our Valley ’11 and Tucson’s Best ’11 competitions ranking local categories, including arts & entertainment, nightlife, restaurants, etc.
August 2010 — December 2010
Wrote daily news stories for website and edited its homepage with refreshed content, including articles and photo slideshows.
Phoenix Fashion Week
January 2010 — October 2010
Interviewed local designers and boutique owners involved with Phoenix Fashion Week and wrote articles for blog, http://phxfw.wordpress.com/.
Xavier College Preparatory
High School Diploma
Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Master of Mass Communication, Journalism & Mass Communication
Arizona State University
BA, Journalism & Mass Communication, Art History