Professional Experience

EngenderHealth | Washington, DC
Communications Manager | August 2021–Present
  • Finalize and launch the new EngenderHealth website. 

  • Manage editorial calendar and content for the EngenderHealth blog. 

  • Lead social media strategy, content creation, and posting for all social media channels. 

  • Increase social media following by an average of 11% across platforms. 

  • Establish quarterly digital media analytics report to evaluate website and social media metrics. 

  • Train home office and country-based staff on communications and social media topics. 

World Learning | Washington, DC
Communications Manager | July 2020–Present
  • Develop and implement communications strategy for the entire organization.

  • Manage the editorial calendars and editorial process for the World Learning and SIT blogs.

  • Write and edit original stories, press releases, and other pieces for external media and organizational use.

  • Produce monthly external e-newsletter for approximately 4,400 subscribers.

  • Oversee major editorial projects, including website content and print publications.

  • Conduct outreach to local and national media to secure positive coverage.

  • Supervise a team of communications specialists and freelancers.

  • Train home office and field staff on communications and media production topics.

Senior Communications Officer | March 2015–June 2020
Communications Officer | February 2014–March 2015

Communications Associate | July 2011–February 2014
  • Capture and produce multimedia content on development and exchange programs in the U.S. and abroad.

  • Write and edit original content for website, blog, and print publications.

  • Manage production of monthly external and internal e-newsletters.

  • Populate, maintain, and update content on World Learning websites and blog.

  • Design promotional materials including flyers, banners, and infographics

  • Support social media content creation and management.

American University | Washington, DC
Managing Editor, Intercultural Management Quarterly | September 2009–May 2011
  • Managed production of the Intercultural Management Quarterly journal during graduate school.

  • Solicited, reviewed, selected, and edited articles for publication.

  • Updated journal content on the American University and Issuu.com websites.

Watertown Daily Times | Watertown, NY
Staff Writer | October 2007–April 2008
  • Covered news on the Fort Drum Army Post and surrounding area for a 20,000 circulation daily newspaper.

  • Wrote six to ten stories per week on topics ranging from Army deployments to community events.

  • Gathered news through sources including military officials, government representatives, and local residents.

Spark Media | Washington, DC
Production Assistant Intern | September–December 2010
  • Assisted with pre-and post-production operations.

  • Supported on-location and studio video shoots.

  • Provided technical support for web conferences.

Europe Analytica | Brussels, Belgium
Research Assistant Intern | May–July 2010
  • Composed targeted briefs about European Parliament meetings on media issues for clients.

  • Wrote a daily media-monitoring newsletter on communications industry news.

Syracuse University Abroad | Syracuse, NY
Study Abroad Intern | June–August 2009
  • Compiled a catalog of possible new courses for students to take while abroad.

  • Investigated partnership opportunities with schools in the United States and overseas.

Lemoyne College | Syracuse, NY
Global Education Office Intern | February–May 2009
  • Created brochures for LeMoyne College exchange programs.

  • Prepared study abroad pre-departure orientation materials for students.

Education

Master of Arts, International Communication, 2012

American University | Washington, DC

 

Bachelor of Arts, Writing Seminars, 2007

Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD

 

Semester Abroad, Fall 2005

Umbra Institute | Perugia, Italy

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite | Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, Audition

 

Web & Media | DSLR Photograpy and Videography, WordPress, Mura, Medium, Canva, Constant Contact, Hootsuite, Loomly, Chicago Style, AP Style, Basic HTML

 

Language | Italian

Awards & Honors

2018 Global Bridges European-American
Young Leaders Conference in Uzbekistan
Conference Rapporteur

 

2018 Gold Telly Award
Healthy Workforce, Strong Nation: MULU
Worksite HIV Prevention Project in Ethiopia

(served as field co-producer)

 

2016 Videographer Award
Malawi Scholarship Program

(served as field co-producer)

 

2016 USAID Malawi Photo Contest
First Place | Malawi Scenery
First Place | Maternal and Child Health

 

2015 Silver Telly Award
Welcome to SIT Jordan

(served as field co-producer)

 

2015 Bronze Telly Award
The Experiment Goes to Jordan

(served as field co-producer)