Credentials

EDUCATION

BA, Sociology/Anthropology, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC, 2001
*High Honors, Senior Excellence Award for Sociology/Anthropology, and Full 4-year scholarship*

MFA, Writing, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT, 2011
*consistently voted as a top 5 low-residency Master of Fine Arts program by Poets & Writers*

Barnard College, 1913 (LOC)

WORK EXPERIENCE

FREELANCE WRITING AND EDITING FOR COMPANIES INCLUDING:

Google, Frommer’s Unlimited, easyJet Holidays, Golden Tours, parisian events, Goethe-Institut London, Traterra.com

CREATIVE WRITING TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Oxbridge Academic Programs
Berkshire Waldorf High School
WICE

PUBLICATIONS IN:

Courrier International     The Wall Street Journal   Utne Reader  
The Chapel Hill News    EcoHearth       Electric Literature The Writer

Web Content Editor, THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF PARIS, April-June 2013
Writing/editing for one of the oldest American institutions of higher learning in Europe

  • Created and edited dynamic content about all academic and administrative departments for the launch of The American University of Paris’ new website (600+ web pages)

Creative Writing Instructor, OXBRIDGE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS, July 2012 & 2013
Planning and delivering exciting writing craft lessons that use the “city as classroom”

  • Taught high school students in intensive summer study abroad program in Barcelona

Content Writer, EXPEDIA, Paris, France, February 2008-October 2010
Creating and managing Destination Services content for a global online travel agency

  • Wrote product descriptions (tours, attractions, sightseeing) and destination content (including SEO-optimized city guide information) to daily deadlines
  • Communicated with international sales team, account managers, and suppliers

Program/Editorial Assistant, SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (SSRC), New York, NY, USA August 2004-September 2006
Program and editorial support for an international nonprofit organization

  • Arranged meeting logistics, drafted correspondence, and served as a liaison between public participants and staff for Africa, Global Security & Cooperation, Religion & International Affairs, and Humanitarian Emergencies programs
  • Copyedited and proofread the scholarly quarterly journal Items and Issues
  • Prepared and submitted manuscripts to academic presses

Music, Dance & Film Intern, SYMPHONY SPACE, New York, September 2003-June 2004
Artist liaison and production assistant for a major Manhattan performing arts center

  • Edited and wrote marketing materials
  • Provided administrative support including drafting and preparing meeting minutes
  • Scheduled rehearsals and aided with general logistics planning

Program Associate, IMPACT Coalition, New York, NY, September 2002-July 2003
Via Public Allies, an AmeriCorps program dedicated to young-adult leadership development that offered full-time apprenticeships in a nonprofit and weekly training sessions on issues integral to social change

  • Coordinated college roundtables for high school students
  • Expanded junior high school participation in the New York Urban Debate League
  • Collected resources for anthology of nonprofit best practices

Transcriber, MEDIA TRANSCRIPTS, INC, New York, USA October 2001-August 2002

  • Transcribed interviews for a variety of media outlets including ABC, HBO & Oxygen

ESL Teaching Assistant, STUDENT ACTION WITH FARMWORKERS, Johnston County, North Carolina, Summer 1999
Intern in intensive social justice and advocacy training program

  • Taught English to Spanish-speaking migrant farmworkers
  • Aided 3rd to 5th grade ESL classroom
  • Developed a drop-out prevention program for middle school ESL students
  • Performed in touring theater group