professional
 

Story MAKER 

I'm a writer and a marketing and communications professional with 15+ 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 former second lady, a priest, a senator, an Army Captain, civil rights leaders, transgender teen, and more. 

full-time EXPERIENCE 

Sept 2018 to PRESENT

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 
BYLINES
GHOST-WRITING
MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS

AfterEllen

Bitch

Bust

Bustle

Buzzfeed

Change.org

CNN

Conde Nast Traveler 

Cosmopolitan

Curve Magazine

Daily News

DNAInfo

ELLE

Gay City News

Gothamist

Health Magazine

Huffington Post

Kirkus

Men's Health

MTV 

New York Magazine

PR News

Quartz

Refinery29

SheKnows

Slate

The Advocate

The New York Times

Time Out

Vice

Village Voice

Washington Post

Albany Times Union

Atlanta Journal Constitution

NBC

Newsweek

Refinery29

The Guardian

The New York Times

The New Yorker

Time Magazine

Times-Picayune

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

 Education 

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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