I have nearly a decade of experience in digital communications, education and college access, with significant expertise in non-profit management and leadership development. After years of direct service in the classroom and the non-profit sector, I tired of seeing so many organizations and people do great work – but do a terrible job of celebrating it. I founded this practice to help organizations and individuals better share their stories of impact and transformation. Learn more about our unique, empowering approach to storytelling.
I write. I offer sharp, evocative, meaningful, and carefully-chosen words so that individuals and organizations can tell the best narrative about what they do, and how they’re changing the world.
I recently oversaw the Illinois Tech Global Leaders Program, a leadership development and college access program for Chicago-area high school students, where I directed fundraising, strategic planning, and curriculum development, in addition to managing the program’s staff. Working for a university and leading this outreach-focused initiative provided an interesting vantage point to deepen my understanding of higher education and college access.
I received an M.S. in Special Education from Hunter College in New York City, while teaching high school special education, physics and biology in Brooklyn and the Bronx.
Prior to moving to Chicago, I served as the Lead College Counselor for Kappa International High School. While in New York, I also developed a freelance writing and social media consulting business, partnering with organizations in news media, healthcare, and education. As a Letters major (Literature, Philosophy, and History; Ancient and Modern Language) at the University of Oklahoma, I had the unique opportunity to cultivate a passion for writing and authentic storytelling with a Liberal Arts-style curriculum within the setting of a large public research institution. Although Oklahoma has its charms, some of my brightest memories from undergrad came from time studying abroad in Italy and Oxford, England.
When I’m not writing or working for college access for all students, expect to find me drinking coffee, with my nose in a book, or enjoying the friendly confines of Wrigley Field.