I am a passionate nonprofiteer driven by the compulsion to leave the world a better place than I found it. I do this by applying my expertise to socially meaningful work. A communications professional with deep experience helping organizations craft and tell their most important stories, I have been described by employers as “a critical asset,” “intensely focused and motivated,” and as having “a keen critical mind.”
Currently, I am Senior Communications Manager for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative, which makes local governments more effective and improves residents’ lives by enhancing cities’ use of data. My prior roles include working as Program Officer of UNICEF USA’s Global Citizenship Fellowship, as Features Writer at UNICEF, as an editorial assistant for an academic journal, and as a certified writing tutor for university students. In an earlier life, I taught piano classes to students ranging from kindergarteners to octogenarians.
I am also an alumna of the National Organization for Women-New York City’s Activist Alliance volunteer program. Highlights include co-organizing a panel discussion about the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses, writing “This is what street harassment looks like—in sixteen languages” for NOW-NYC’s social media channels, and leading a bus of over fifty people to the Women’s March in DC.
In my free time, I can usually be found with my nose in a book, hearing my favorite writers speak at literary events around the city, playing piano, Instagramming photos of my dog, or defending the Oxford comma.