Experience

Who Am I?

An award-winning writer, editor, and communications strategist with nearly 15 years’ experience working with higher education institutions, independent schools, marketing firms, nonprofits, and businesses of all sizes.

Expertise

  • Fundraising communications strategy and execution
  • Content strategy research and development
  • Qualitative research and messaging platform development
  • Editorial direction
  • Website project management
  • Feature reporting
  • Content marketing (including blogging, e-books, and white papers)
  • Copywriting
  • Comprehensive editing knowledge (academic, journalistic, and commercial publications)
  • Scriptwriting

In-House Roles

Positions have included:

  • Director of Advancement Communications, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Senior Associate Director of Communications, Development and Alumni Relations, Johns Hopkins University and Medicine
  • Alumni and Communications Manager, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
  • Senior Editor, Currents Magazine, Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Assistant Director of Alumni Communications and Editor, The Magazine of Elon, Elon University

Projects have included:

  • Directing all communications surrounding the launch of a $100 million fundraising campaign
  • Serving as primary writer for a $6 billion fundraising campaign
  • Leading development, launch, and maintenance of a $100,000 enterprise-wide website
  • Creating and managing an enterprise-wide editorial management system for the development division of a top-10 global university
  • Managing production of a quarterly magazine with a circulation of 60,000+

Freelance Roles

Clients have included:

  • Magazines
    • The Stevens Indicator (Stevens Institute of Technology)
    • The Magazine of Elon (Elon University)
    • Walden Magazine (Walden University)
  • Colleges, universities, and independent schools
    • The University at Buffalo
    • Cornell Law School
    • Arcadia University
    • Saint Patrick Academy
    • The Fessenden School
  • Nonprofits
    • Grameen Foundation
    • The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
  • Marketing firms
    • RightSource Marketing
    • Adept Marketing
    • Bravery Media
    • Graphic Details
    • Creative Communication Associates
  • Companies and small businesses
    • ChenMed
    • Cognosos
    • Credo Higher Ed
    • Dr. Josie, Inc.

Recent projects have included:

  • Conducting stakeholder research and developing the messaging platform for an Ivy League law school’s $175 million campaign
  • Developing and executing a content strategy for the annual report of a nonprofit that generates $20 million+ in revenue
  • Producing twice-monthly blog posts and frequent e-books for two fast-growing companies in the health care sector, in collaboration with executives and subject-matter experts 
  • Providing revision and copywriting services of 100+ pages during the redesign of a top-10 U.S. cancer hospital’s website
  • Preparing executive remarks and scripts for a fundraising gala that raises $200,000+ annually
  • Conducting interviews and reporting feature-length stories for institutional and niche magazines

Honors and Awards

2019 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II Silver Award Category: Staff Writing

2019 CASE District II Honorable Mention for “What Happened Next?” series
Category: Creativity on a Shoestring

2017 CASE District II Silver Award
Category: Staff Writing

2011, 2012, 2013 CASE District III Special Merit Awards for The Magazine of Elon
Category: Magazine II

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