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I'm a writer and a marketing and communications professional with 17+ years' experience crafting and placing compelling stories across platforms and media. I've been published in outlets from The New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, and CNN to Bustle, Bitch, and Bust, and many more. I've also successfully placed stories on the front and opinion pages of The New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, and more; and ghost-written op-eds in diverse voices from the CEO of America's largest bank to a First Lady, a priest, a senator, an Army Captain, civil rights leaders, transgender teen, and more. 

full-time EXPERIENCE

Sept 2020 to PRESENT

Vice President, People & Culture Communications, Mastercard, Purchase, NY

  • Lead communications to inspire, engage and inform the brand’s 20,000+ employees, including leading the Fortune 500 brand's DEI communications.

Sept 2018 to Sept 2020

Director, Digital & Social Marketing, Mastercard, Purchase, NY

  • Drive innovation and efficiencies with content strategy and development to support B2B Marketing efforts for leading payments company

Oct 2016 to Sept 2018

Vice President, Communications, JPMorgan Chase NYC

  • Manage communications and content marketing for the firm’s $1.5 billion philanthropy portfolio

  • Elevate the brand through influencer and executive media opportunities, high profile event planning, executive writing, media training

May 2015 to Oct 2016

Communications Strategist, American Civil Liberties Union, NYC

  • Crafted and executed against communications strategy, securing positive top-tier earned media on various initiatives of national significance for 95-year old advocacy organization

  • Crafted and placed dozens of op-eds in leading media outlets; procured blog, social and digital media assets that increased engagement across channels

  • Worked closely with attorney, executives to project manage and supervise interns and staff; managed PR firms

Jul 2013 to May 2015

Director of Communications, Empire State Pride Agenda, NYC

  • Led all communications and marketing efforts for New York-based advocacy organization, managing staff and interns, and increased brand’s traditional media exposure 220%

  • Secured Op-Eds, Letters to the Editor and coverage in top-tier outlets

  • Introduced rich media and creative campaigns, executive speechwriting, media prep and executive profile building

Dec 2009 - Jul 2013

Spokesperson/Manager, JetBlue Airways, Long Island City, NY

  • Spokesperson for major New York-based airline

  • Creator and editor of official company blog, BlueTales, growing traffic from zero to 20,000 weekly readers

  • Led crisis communications, secured favorable, top-tier media coverage, executive prep

  • Part of leadership team that ran social media properties which reached more than two million, managed PR firm

Jul 2004 – Dec 2009

Associate Publisher, Tricycle Magazine, NYC

  • Led the publishing department for the quarterly, Buddhist magazine,including marketing, advertising, circulation, public relations and special events

  • Created new revenue streams by introducing digital subscriptions,automatic renewals and digital newsletters

  • Managed staff and interns as well as rapport with board members

Jan 2003 – Dec 2003

Marketing Coordinator, DTV Productions, LTD. Brooklyn, NY

  • Led public relations, grant-writing, event planning for monthly public cable access television show

freelance experience







Conde Nast Traveler 


Curve Magazine

Daily News



Gay City News


Health Magazine

Huffington Post


Men's Health


New York Magazine

New York Post

PR News





The Advocate

The New York Times

Time Out


Village Voice

Washington Post

Albany Times Union

Atlanta Journal Constitution




The Guardian

The New York Times

The New Yorker

Time Magazine


Washington Post

MIT CoLab, Consultant

Sara Curry Preschool, Consultant

Filmmaker Tami Gold, Consultant

Purchase College, Adjunct Lecturer

Hunter College, Adjunct Assistant Professor

CUNY Grad Center, Media Assistant

PR News, Presenter (multiple engagements)

PRSA, Workshop instructor

DCTV, Workshop instructor (multiple courses)

Ragan Communications, Presenter

Bulldog Media Relations, Presenter


Master of Fine Arts, Integrated Media Arts, Magna Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts, Media Studies, Cum Laude

      Hunter College, New York, NY

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