Quick Facts

Graduated cum laude in May 2016 from Vanderbilt University, College of Arts & Sciences

Double major in English and Marketing & Communications

Skilled in: writing, editing, research, social media, content marketing, blogging, Wordpress, proofreading

Writing/editing experience: professional copywriting, business & tech, news, sports, opinion, health/fitness, beauty, food & entertainment, music, academic papers

Published in: USA TODAY College, The Huffington Post, Spry Living, Relish, Honest Cooking, Smarty Cents, Daily Parent, The Vanderbilt Hustler

Please see my LinkedIn profile for more information, such as relevant coursework.


Current

Marketing Coordinator at Right Source Marketing

June 2016 - Present

  • Account manage multiple clients, serving as main point of contact and project managing deliverables
  • Oversee editorial planning and execution, plus content and design production
  • Execute day-to-day action items on accounts: updating client websites, posting blogs and social media updates, creating and sending newsletters, etc.
  • Regularly write and edit posts for company blog

Staff and Freelance Writer

January 2013 – Present

  • Published more than 140 online articles in USA TODAY College and The Huffington Post Blog, among others
  • Write blog posts for Industrial Strength Marketing clients based on SEO keywords and links

Past

Life Editor at The Vanderbilt Hustler newspaper

May 2015 – May 2016

  • Team lead a staff of 100+ student journalists, guiding them through all stages of the writing and production process
  • Serve on the editorial board and help forge content consensus
  • Develop and edit Life section content for daily website and weekly print newspaper
  • Regularly interact with press contacts to arrange Nashville event coverage
  • Provide on-site press and photography coverage for sports, concerts and other cultural events

Undergraduate Consultant at Vanderbilt University Writing Studio

August 2013 – May 2016

  • Work regularly scheduled weekly hours with undergraduate and graduate students to improve their academic and professional writing
  • Collaborate one-on-one with clients at all stages to strengthen argument, clarity, and style

Collegiate Correspondent at USA TODAY College

May 2015 – August 2015

  • Content appeared across all USA TODAY and Gannett platforms
  • Pitched and wrote weekly online articles in collaboration with managing editors
  • Brainstormed article promotion strategies for Twitter and Google SEO keywords
  • Independently researched and interviewed article sources

Marketing Intern at Raven Tools

May 2015 – August 2015

  • Researched and wrote in-house content marketing pieces based on SEO keywords for publication on the Raven Tools blog
  • Developed long-form “epic” content and microsites (from 1,000 to 6,000 words)
  • Researched market gaps and pitched content ideas to team leaders

Web Editor at The Vanderbilt Hustler newspaper

May 2014 – May 2015

  • Oversaw production of digital content on a weekly editorial schedule for all newspaper sections
  • Co-directed the redesign and rebranding of VanderbiltHustler.com
  • Helped generate ~55,000 visitors a month and ~1 million total page views in 2014

Content Team Intern at PGOA Media

June 2014 – August 2014

  • Created content for online publications: Relish, Spry Living, Daily Parent, and Smarty Cents
  • Collaborated with site editors and pitched original content ideas to editorial directors
  • Engaged in original research and interviewed featured companies, leaders, and bloggers

Social Media Director at Vanderbilt Student Communications

January 2014 – May 2014

  • Collaborated on social media content and strategy with section editors and all four Student Media divisions (print, online, television, radio)
  • Designed social promotional strategies for student media packages
  • Posted and responded daily to relevant local and national events

Assistant Opinion Editor at The Vanderbilt Hustler newspaper

October 2013 – May 2014

  • Produced editorial content under weekly deadlines
  • Helped revise and copyedit opinion columns
  • Collaborated with other editors and columnists to develop content ideas

Director of Communications at Design for America, Vanderbilt chapter

August 2013 – May 2014

  • Served on leadership board; coordinated group meetings and long-term projects
  • Co-designed and developed Wordpress website, wrote web copy
  • Oversaw DFA digital communications, Facebook page, and project blogs

Wireless Support Representative at G Squared Wireless

June 2012 – July 2013

  • Provided phone and online customer service for business mobile device clients
  • Used a variety of platforms: Outlook, Excel, Skype, and Google Voice