Quick Facts

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

Double major in English and Marketing & Communications

Published in: USA TODAY College, The Huffington Post, Spry Living, Relish, Honest Cooking, Smarty Cents, Daily Parent, various client websites

Writing/editing experience: blogs, website pages, emails, newsletters, eBooks, whitepapers, press releases, social media updates, PPC ads, marketing plans, and more

Client industries include: healthcare, technology, higher education, manufacturing, construction, finance, fitness/health, and non-profits

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


Current

Content Writer at Vanderbilt Business School

August 2017 – Present

  • Helped increase site traffic to news stories by 86% (vs. the same six-month period one year before)
  • Published 60+ stories to date, for an average of 10+ stories per month
  • Conducted more than 100 interviews for stories
  • Spearheaded digital storytelling initiative to create more interactive content: maps, timelines, charts, photo galleries, social media roundups, and more
  • See portfolio page for examples, including interactive content

Staff and Freelance Writer

January 2013 – Present

  • Create content tailored to clients' needs, often based on SEO keywords and links
  • Published more than 220 articles to date
  • Work has been featured on USA TODAY College and The Huffington Post Blog, among others
  • Experienced in many types of content, including: blogs, website pages, emails, newsletters, eBooks, whitepapers, social media updates, and PPC ads
  • Worked with clients in a variety of industries, including: healthcare, technology, higher education, manufacturing, construction, finance, fitness/health, and non-profits

Past

Marketing Coordinator at Right Source Marketing

June 2016 - August 2017

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

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