I’m an experienced researcher, interviewer, storyteller and presenter with thorough knowledge of AP and Chicago style and strong editing skills. I also have in-depth, daily experience with social media strategy and quick yet careful decision-making. I know my way around DSLR cameras, Microsoft Office, WordPress and Adobe.
Talk show producer St. Louis Public Radio, February 2018 to present
I’m currently part of the wonderful St. Louis on the Air team, helping to brainstorm ideas, book and prep guests, gather sound, create audio features, write web posts, conduct interviews, contribute social media content and more.
Strategic communication associate University of Missouri–St. Louis, July 2014 to February 2018
I served as editor of UMSL Daily from 2016 to 2018, wrote news and features, and conducted media relations for the university.
Freelance writer and proofreader regional and national outlets, June 2014 to present
My October 2015 cover story about those living without a car in St. Louis ran in the Riverfront Times. Next City has run three of my stories.
Writer and editor Washington University in St. Louis, November 2010 to July 2014
Along with writing and editing Off the Shelf, Washington University Libraries’ magazine, and other content, I took photos and assisted with events.
College English instructor St. Louis Community College–Florissant Valley, fall of 2010 (adjunct faculty), and University of Wyoming, August 2008 to May 2010 (graduate assistant)
Photographer J.C. Penney Portrait Studios, February to July 2008
I conducted portrait sessions at the Monaca, Pennsylvania, location.
Publications manager Geneva College, December 2006 to November 2007
From magazine editing to drafting the president’s messages to the trustees, this job at my undergraduate alma mater meant many different roles.
Reporter MetroNorth Newspapers, May 2005 to December 2006
The Westminster Window carried five to seven of my stories each week.
Master of fine arts in creative writing University of Wyoming, May 2010
Nonfiction was my emphasis, and I successfully defended a book-length thesis.
Bachelor of arts in English literature Geneva College, May 2005
In addition to graduating summa cum laude, I completed a writing minor and served as assistant editor of the campus newspaper.
Excellence in Service to Students award from UMSL’s student-led NSLS chapter, 2016
Student Life Award from UMSL’s Office of Student Life, 2015
Best Sustained Coverage award from the Colorado Press Association, 2006
News Reporting award from the Society of Professional Journalists (Colorado chapter), 2006
I’m a car-free commuter and a volunteer and board member at St. Louis BWorks.