About

Feature story writer with 7 years in the communications industry. Background includes journalism, creative writing, public relations, and international education. Strong written and verbal communication skills, work ethic, and organization. Passionate expertise in the arts, sustainability, and culture. A creative and goal-oriented self-starter with a fresh, balanced outlook on social change.

Attended “Moravian College Writers’ Conference: Writing and Sustainability” in February 2017 and Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group’s “The Write Stuff Writer’s Conference” in March 2017.

WRITING EXPERIENCE

Content Writer, Architect Marketing Institute, February 2017 – Present

Magazine Writer, Guerrero Howe Custom Media, January 2017 – Present

Guest Blogger, Gardening Know How, July 2017 – Present

Guest Blogger, GrowIt!, April 2017 – Present

Freelance Writer, Northampton Community College, Northampton NOW, Bethlehem, PA, January 2014 – November 2016

Freelance Reporter, The Express-Times, Easton, PA, January 2012 – March 2016

  • Wrote 190+ news and feature stories in AP format, covering the arts and entertainment, health and wellness, sustainability, fashion, culture, literature, education, social media, and start-up businesses.

Guest Writer, Iranian.com, July 2009

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Professor of English as a Second Language (ESL), Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA, June 2014 – May 2017

Writing and ESL Tutor, Northampton Community College, August 2013 – February 2017

INTERNSHIP/VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Member, Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group (GLVWG), October 2016 – Present

Volunteer Book Cataloguer, Jacobsburg Historical Society, summer 2015

Features Writing Intern, The Express-Times, Easton, PA, summer 2012

Broadcast Journalism Intern, WDIY NPR Radio, Bethlehem, PA, summer 2011

Book Buying Intern, Moravian Book Shop, Bethlehem, PA, summer 2011

Editor-in-Chief, The Manuscript, Moravian College, 2009-2011

Editorial/Public Relations Intern, ArtsQuest, Bethlehem, PA, fall 2009

Public Relations Intern, Big Apple Circus, New York City, NY, summer 2009

EDUCATION

Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA

Bachelor of Arts in English, 2011

Pennsylvania Teacher Certification (Grades K-6), 2012

  • Magna Cum Laude, Sigma Tau Delta, and Honors in English
  • Studied abroad at The University of Edinburgh, UK, Spring 2010
  • Lebensfeld Prize for Best Short Story, 2009

Handwriting in this website’s heading courtesy of Sienna Mae Heath.

Special thanks to Jason Martin who helped design this website and Aeh Jay Hollenbeck who designed this website’s heading and background. Photo courtesy of Taylor Leonard.