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I have been writing professionally while working in higher education for over 15 years. My academic background has prepared me exceptionally well to work with clients from diverse areas of industry, and I'm adept at writing for international audiences. I love to breathe life into words, and it shows in my work. I also have a love for teaching, and have taught film studies, writing, study abroad courses and freshman seminars.

Marketing / Communications Specialist, 
University of Oklahoma College of International Studies
March 2020-present

Manage all marketing/advertising, media and publications for the College of International Studies, including the college website and blog, social media, event promotion, design, press releases, student journal and more. 

Freelance Writer,
Sooner Magazine, University of Oklahoma Foundation


Wrote cover story for summer 2023 issue, "A Safe Haven for Scholars"

Technology and Culture
February 2017-May 2021

Copyeditor and proofreader for peer-reviewed academic journal published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Publications Specialist,
University of Oklahoma College of International Studies
November 2016-March 2020
Manage, write, and edit college publications and communications, including social media and blog. 
Copywriter & Editor,
The Brenn-White Group

December 2015-June 2019


Write, edit, and proofread blogs, newsletters and web copy for international institutions of higher education looking to recruit English speaking students; conducted website audits and provided recommendations to universities hoping to improve their reach and international enrollment.

Freelance Writer,
Muhlenhaupt & Company
August 2018-August 2019
Produced blog content for corporate clients and entrepreneurs.
Freelance Copyeditor,
University of Oklahoma Press
May 2017-September 2018

Copyedited scholarly book manuscripts for university press according to house/Chicago style, communicating directly with authors as well as press editors.

Senior Blog Editor/Arts Editor,
January 2017-August 2019

Edited blog and contribute articles and interviews for online publication for women in higher education.

Contributing Writer,
Pet360 Media/Chewy
October 2016-June 2019

Researched and contributed articles on pet wellness and culture to Chewy (formerly Pet360) websites Petmd and PawCulture.

Contributing Writer,
Paste Magazine

July 2015-March 2017

Wrote articles on film, television, and media for online arts and pop culture magazine.


June 2016-February 2017

Wrote strategic marketing content for clients across the automotive, construction, manufacturing, agricultural and health care industries.

Columnist & Features Contributor,

​October 2015-May 2016


Contributor of short essays relating to pop culture, nostalgia, and women's issues.

Staff Writer,

August 2010-January 2016

Staff Writer for underground, long-form music criticism site with a devoted core of readers, contributing bimonthly reviews and features and working closely with the small staff on editorial concerns.

Editoral Intern (Arts Section), 
Pittsburgh City Paper

January-May 2007

Regular reporting and writing for local weekly paper with a focus on visual arts, theater, and the literary scene.

Music Staff Writer,
Pop Matters

June 2005-January 2007

Regular contributor of music-related content for arts & culture website.





Creative copy

Marketing copy


Academic writing

Cultural criticism



English as a 2nd language

Social media

Adjunct Instructor,
University of Oklahoma
August 2016-present

2020-present: Developed & taught Film Studies course for art school students

2017, 2018: Developed & taught Study Abroad in Italy course on Travel Writing

2016-2019: Taught freshman seminar, Gateway to College Learning

Academic Counselor,

University of Oklahoma

February 2014-July 2016

Academic advising and success coaching for diverse population of new and current freshman, transfer students, and students pursuing health degrees.

Writing Center Coordinator & Academic Counselor,

University of Pittsburgh

July 2009-July 2013

Directed the writing center in Pitt's Academic Support for Student-Athletes, training and managing writing tutors, tutoring at-risk college students, and serving as advisor to the Women's Gymnastics and Tennis teams. 

Writing Tutor,

University of Pittsburgh

Sept. 2006-June 2009

Writing tutor and graduate assistant in Academic Support for Student-Athletes who worked closely with at-risk, LD, ESL, and adult learners on writing and reading skills.

University of Pittsburgh



Master of Arts, ​English Literature

Certificate, Film Studies

Certificate, Composition, Rhetoric, and Pedagogy

Macalester College


Bachelor of Arts, English Literature

University College Dublin


Semester abroad study in Irish & American Literature

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