For as long as I can remember, I've loved to write. At the age of 13 I began my professional writing career, penning guest reviews of the Harry Potter series and other children's literature for the Boston Herald. Shortly thereafter, a friend gave me an invite code to Livejournal, where I began my own personal blog. Through blogging as a teenager I developed what would later become my greatest strength: a unique, humorous, and approachable voice.
In 2009 after spotting an ad on Craigslist looking for bloggers, I decided to pursue my passion professionally and joined the team at CliqueClack to write about entertainment, primarily television. I also participated in an internship with John Wilpers through Emerson College, which solidified my social media credentials and allowed me to be published in FIPP's Innovation in Magazines report for 2010. I've written for multiple sites - including HelloGiggles and SBNation - on everything from feminism to sports to food to politics. My writing was featured as one of Wordpress.com's best in August of 2012. In the spring of 2016 I've worked with the NDI's Women in Democracy department copyediting slideshow presentations and internal documents, as well as the copyeditor for local news website Up To Boston. I also have experience in creating multiple types of content besides writing, including visual, audio, and video content. Some of this work has been featured through actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt's collaborative production company, hitRECord, in publications and through the Emmy-winning HitRECord on TV series.
Currently, I live outside of Boston and work as a circulation assistant at a local library. I'm a graduate of UMass Amherst's University Without Walls program, where I received BA in Digital Communications. My coursework included auditing courses from Harvard on Political Communication, Multimedia Journalism, and Designing Educational Media. I also work as the social media manager for the American Gerbil Society, writing and managing copy across multiple platforms with the aim to increase membership, awareness, and engagement. In my free time, I like to tweet a lot about children's books, my gerbils, and hockey, visit art museums, bake, do crafts while watching Netflix, take long walks in the woods, and spend time with my nephew answering several dozen "but why?" questions an hour.