About me

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

University Business magazine, Trumbull, Conn.                                                                          2/2014 – Present
Professional Media Group
Newsletter editor, part-time employee

  • Aggregate, edit articles for daily newsletter reaching 43K opted-in subscribers; improved open rates
  • Pitch, write news stories for monthly publication; often focusing on push-button topics
  • Manage public relations inbox

Sun Products Corporation, Wilton, Conn.                                                                                6/2012 – 2/2013
Communications coordinator, contract role

  • Acted as company journalist; documented its successes, trials, contributions with accuracy and humility
  • Aggregated daily media summaries for director-level associates and above
  • Launched, managed new bi-weekly print newsletter for corporate site and satellite (5+) sites
  • Coordinated artwork for associate initiatives
  • Improved relations with outsourced printer/graphic designer to quickly and correctly complete projects
  • Created a more collaborative and streamlined process between associates and communication department

FOLIO: Magazine, Norwalk, Conn.                                                                                           2/2011- 6/2012
Red 7 Media, a division of Access Intelligence                          
Associate editor

  • Pitched, researched, wrote, edited, fact-checked articles, blogs for print magazine, website (foliomag.com)
  • Secured exclusive stories from major news outlets, including Huffington Post, The Atlantic, People, etc.
  • Increased social media presence on Facebook (+1K likes), Twitter (3k+ followers)
  • Wrote for, managed up to 4 weekly e-newsletters; improved open rates
  • Recruited prominent speakers for webinars and conferences; acted as moderator
  • Provided breaking coverage at press events, conferences, award ceremonies through social media, features

3Prime Website Solutions, North Haven, Conn.                                                                        8/2010 –3/2011
Web writer, freelancer

  • Created sticky copy to better brand and further clients’ message and products
  • Researched, wrote, scheduled blogs for clients, increased unique users with visible, compelling content

Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Conn.                                                           1/2010 – 5/2010
Teaching assistant/writing consultant

  • Taught an Introduction to Fiction course, create lesson plans, edit and correct essays
  • Tutored a variety of students (undergraduate, graduate, ESL) in academic and creative fields
  • Closely critiqued each assignment; offered guidance on grammar, content, tone

PUBLICATIONS/RECOGNITIONS

  • Poetry published by: Slipstream, Sentence, Burning Word, DecomP, Connecticut River Review
  • Western Connecticut State University Alumni Award (awarded fall ’09)
  • Member of Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society)

EDUCATION
Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Conn.                                                         
Masters of Fine Arts in Professional and Creative Writing (Dual Focus: Poetry/Copywriting)                 
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Conn.                                 
Bachelor of Arts (English)