i am a storyteller.

I’m interested in the way communication informs social interactions and identity. Communication can occur through combinations of 26 letters, interplay of design elements, or even the contrast of colors. As a storyteller, it is my job to arrange those elements to form connections and shared experiences. As a researcher, it is my job to figure out why and how those elements work the way they do – independently and collectively. What makes good communication work and bad communication fail? How can we tell stories that connect people more effectively?

Some of my current areas of interest are creative nonfiction, arts and humanities, education, gender, digital media, and cultural research. While I used to look at communication and storytelling as only words on a page, I have come to know that there are many ways to experience human connection through stories. If you’re interested in learning more about my personal story, click here.

what i do.

writing and editing

for various publications in print and digital formats including magazines, annual reports, and blogs in styles ranging from editorial to creative nonfiction. Newsletter editing and compilation for a statewide industry association.

  • Copywriting
  • Creative writing
  • Research-based editorial writing
  • Editing/proofreading
  • Familiar with AP style

digital media

solutions from custom web design to social media implementation.

  • Skilled in HTML/CSS
  • Familiar with a variety of CMS including WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, and Weebly
  • Google AdWords certified (Aug 2018)
  • Hootsuite Social Marketing Certified (Aug 2018)

content strategy

including marketing plan development and execution, strategy presentations, and rhetorical analysis. Clients and jobs have included nonprofits and trade organizations, small business owners, university departments/organizations, and individual professionals.

  • Campaign promotional plans
  • Organizational communication strategies

To see examples of my work, click here.