A little about me —
I live in Richmond, VA. I get excited about journalism, storytelling, bringing online communities together in real life, and smart social impact strategy.
Right now, I’m an engagement and communications specialist at Capital One, where I support and manage volunteerism and engagement in Central VA, community events, nonprofit partnerships, and communications.
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, to build the brand & community of Envato.
I ended up in Australia via Thailand, where I taught science, math, and English in a pretty 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 graduated from the College of William and Mary with a double major in marketing and psychology and a concentration in entrepreneurship. I also recently completed UPenn’s Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy, a program created by the School of Social Policy and Practice.
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 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. It was featured in the Columbia Journalism Review, Vice i-D's Ten email newsletters written by cool women, Creative Mornings' Out of the Ordinary Newsletters, The Culture Trip's 10 Indispensable Newsletters for New Yorkers, and on a 99% Invisible episode. I was interviewed for an article from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, named one of Audacity & Audio's The 20 in their 20s of Podcasting, and highlighted in 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.
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'm currently a freelance editor for Better Humans, and a tutorial writer for Envato Tuts+. I've written for Code Like a Girl, Muzli, Campaign Monitor, Audiologue, and some others. I’m available for freelance writing/editing projects.