Journalism is a neat title for my varied interests — storytelling, producing, reading, writing, marketing and the multimedia world itself. And while I remain unsure of my exact career path, I am simultaneously excited to venture into this evolving landscape.
This site functions as my online portfolio, featuring both serious and fun work I have completed in the last few years.
I’m currently the digital manager at the Online News Association in Washington, D.C., an organization of digital journalists, where I oversee our online assets and contribute to digital strategizing — helping to keep ONA at the intersection of journalism and technology.
Before ONA, I was a web producer at The Wildlife Society in Bethesda, Md., where I managed the online resources serving nearly 11,000 members, including the website, various networking centers and social media channels. I also designed special productions like our annual report.
I completed American University‘s graduate journalism program in 2011, and learned a great deal about digital media while solidifying my reporting skills. Before AU, I graduated from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., in 2010 with a focus in broadcast communications and a media art minor. My time there was spent in the television and radio stations, producing, directing, anchoring and reporting.
My final undergraduate year allowed me to expand my broadcast experience. I created, produced and hosted a late-night talk show — completely run by students. It was a prime opportunity to develop marketing, management, and other skills, and proved as a fun experiment in the process.
Though Jefferson, Ohio, is home, I’ve spent the last three years settling into Washington, D.C., and forming new experiences and connections. In my free time I enjoy exploring the city, videography/photography, friends and escaping to the beach.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.