I am a passionate nonprofiteer driven by the compulsion to leave the world a better place than I found it. As an experienced communications professional and published writer, I have deep experience in helping organizations craft and tell their story. Employers have described me 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, the largest philanthropic effort to make government more effective and improve residents’ lives by enhancing cities’ use of data. In 2016, What Works Cities was named by Forbes as “one of the ten most promising philanthropic bets” of the year and by Engaging Local Government Leaders as the “most important company operating in the local government arena.”
My prior roles include serving as Program Officer of UNICEF USA’s Global Citizenship Fellowship, a program that prepares young professionals for effective leadership in public service. As Features Writer at UNICEF, I was charged with telling children’s stories to engage web and social media audiences in the organization’s work. Previously, I empowered university students to become more confident writers through my work as a master-level College Reading and Learning Association-certified writing tutor, and was an editorial assistant for an academic journal. In an earlier life, I taught piano classes to students ranging from kindergarteners to octogenarians.
I am also an alumna of the Activist Alliance, a volunteer program with the National Organization for Women-New York City (NOW-NYC). 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 New York City, playing piano, Instagramming photos of my dog, or defending the Oxford comma.
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