I developed my love of literature with a steady diet of horror classics, the arts section of newspapers, National Geographic, rock ‘n’ roll / punk rock album reviews, and psychology books. Diverse, yes, but all share a foundation of cohesive, captivating stories. The internet has forever changed the way we tell stories and I hope to continue discovering the intersection between storytelling and technology to efficiently and effectively captivate audiences.
A masters candidate in journalism at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, my research focuses on female musician’s portrayal by the media. I received my undergraduate in journalism and emerging media from Kennesaw State University in 2017.
As a writer, editor, and researcher, I have experience in a variety of work including short and long form storytelling, breaking news reporting, copy editing, digital content creation, editorial strategy, and more. Currently, I work as the content strategist for the University of Georgia’s Mary Frances Early College of Education. I create both print and digital stories to reflect the college’s efforts in research, outreach, news, and highlight the achievements of exceptional students and faculty.
Previously, I’ve worked with a variety of publications — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Creative Loafing, Atlanta magazine, Georgia Public Broadcasting, ArtsATL, Marietta Daily Journal, and more — as an editor and/or freelance writer. While each publication has a different target audience, each share common elements including the desire of brand identity based on credibility, require a basic understanding of data analytics to measure how stories are being discussed, shared, and used, and demand in-depth research.
“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.” ―
Skills & Services
- AP style
- Research and content development
- Emails and newsletter campaigns
- Social media text and graphic creation
- Effective written and verbal communications
- Copywriting, copy editing, and proofreading
- Electronic press kit writing and development
- Writing for public relations, digital marketing
- Effective time management
- Digital media production and management
- Google Analytics
- Adobe Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Premiere, XD)
- HTML coding