Born and raised in Vermont, when it came time to leave, I made my way off to Ithaca College in central NY. I was a recipient of the Park Scholar Award – a four-year full merit-based communications scholarship with an emphasis on academic performance, media involvement and community service.
I graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Journalism and minors in English and Women’s Studies. I studied off campus twice, spending the spring 2009 semester in Dublin, Ireland and the spring 2010 semester in Los Angeles, CA. During college I was an active member of the varsity field hockey team and had numerous internships and service involvements.
After graduating, I moved to New York City to be a full-time corps member with City Year New York. I worked with students in a variety of capacities, including academic tutoring and event planning, all working to keep students on track to graduate high school. You can read my blog posts about my experience on Good.is.
Since completing my AmeriCorps service, I have gone back to my passion for media and creating content for the web. I began at DEFY Media as the editorial intern at Gurl.com, eventually being promoted to assistant video producer for women’s editorial. I oversaw the production of multiple web series on Gurl.com, edited video content for DEFY’s pop culture website Crushable.com and aggregated videos for TheGloss.com. Until April 2016, I was an independent contractor who coordinated the production of Gurl.com’s original web series Do It, Gurl on YouTube and wrote supplementary posts.