I'm a freelance editor and digital strategist currently living in Richmond, VA.
For the last few years, I lived in Melbourne, Australia, where I worked at Envato, a digital marketplace and ecosystem of sites & services for creatives. As editor of the Envato Blog, I manage Envato's publishing and editorial strategy - a mix of content marketing, storytelling, design inspiration, and more - with the goal of building the brand & community of Envato.
I ended up in Australia via Thailand, where I taught science, math, and English in a little mountain city called Phetchabun. Before that, I worked in alumni engagement for international education and exchange programs at the Council for International Educational Exchange (CIEE) in Portland, Maine.
I'm an AmeriCorps alum - I completed a year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA member with Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C., where I worked on corporate partnerships, marketing campaigns, grant proposals, and events – contributing over $225K in new funding for affordable housing in D.C.
I graduated from the College of William and Mary with a double major in marketing and psychology and a concentration in entrepreneurship. While at W&M, I spent a semester abroad in Spain, led the publicity and outreach committee for on-campus events, and was the photography editor for a campus news magazine. I also volunteered with Alpha Phi Omega, Students Helping Honduras, and the Campus Kitchens Project.
I like podcasts, newsletters, and side projects. I co-founded The Bello Collective, a newsletter and publication about podcasts. What started in 2014 as one-person Tinyletter (formerly known as the Podcast Broadcast) grew into a widely read publication about the audio storytelling industry. Today, Bello is independently run by a team of writers and editors. Some nice things have been said about my work: in the Columbia Journalism Review, Vice i-D's Ten email newsletters written by cool women, Creative Mornings' Out of the Ordinary Newsletters, Audacity & Audio's The 20 in their 20s of Podcasting, The Culture Trip's 10 Indispensable Newsletters for New Yorkers, and on a 99% Invisible episode. I was interviewed in the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, as well as for the 'broadcast' month of The Art Olympics.
I like learning new things. In 2014, I completed the summer radio intensive program at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies (now part of the Maine College of Art). I've got a Poynter ACES Certificate in Accurate, Audience-Focused Editing, as well as a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification. Right now, I'm working on the University of Pennsylvania's Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy.
I'm passionate about diversity in the tech world (and in all worlds). I've written a little about my own experience, and I'm an advocate for diversity initiatives in education and the workplace.
I also do some freelance writing & editing. I'm currently a freelance editor for Better Humans, a tutorial writer for Envato Tuts+. I've written for Code Like a Girl, Muzli, Campaign Monitor, Audiologue, and some others.
When I'm not working, I'm usually exploring around Richmond, volunteering for Creative Mornings, going to weekly trivia nights, or planning my next trip.