Experience



Mandatory Media | 2018—Present
Senior Editor

·     Curated content for lifestyle site aimed at a male, millennial audience.
·     Edited over 50 articles per week in accordance with AP style.
·     Selected Getty images, created GIF slideshows, and embedded Springboard videos to enliven content.
·     Corrected HTML errors, added internal links, enhanced metadata, and improved SEO.
·     Trained writers on WordPress CMS.
·     Co-created style guide and filmed CMS training videos.

Evolve Media | 2018
Associate Contributor Network Manager

·     Recruited and trained over 40 volunteer contributors for entertainment, gaming, lifestyle, MMA, and wrestling sites.
·     Managed Mandatory College, a vertical aimed at undergrads.
·     Edited and formatted contributor content on WordPress CMS.
·     Selected Getty images and social media embeds for posts.

Mandatory Media | 2015—Present
Content Creator

·     Created content in story form, Q&A, listicle, and slideshow formats for lifestyle site aimed at a male, millennial audience.
·     Wrote across arts, books, drinks, food, interior design, and travel verticals.
·     Formatted content on WordPress CMS.
·     Selected Getty images and social media embeds for posts.
·     Copy-edited, fact-checked, and sourced images for junior contributors’ content.

Star Tribune | 2013—Present
Freelance Writer

·     Reported on arts, music, and design for Star Tribune cover stories. 
·     Wrote long-form stories for City Pages covers.
·     Interviewed artists, authors, comedians, and musicians for the Star Tribune, City Pages, and Vita.mn.
·     Previewed and reviewed concerts and art exhibitions.

Minnesota Business Magazine | 2013—2015
Features Writer

·     Interviewed entrepreneurs for print features.
·     Covered current events in the business world for blog.
·     Wrote the magazine's most-read article of 2014.

The Daily Meal | 2013
Food Writer

·     Wrote food content for slideshow and listicles.
·     Created a restaurant guide specific to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
·     Contributed original food photography to site.

KFAI Radio | 2012
Music Blogger and Booker

·     Launched and created content for the Live From Studio 5! blog.
·     Booked bands for in-studio performances.
·     Interviewed musicians on air.
·     Reviewed concerts.
·     Promoted upcoming guests on social media and wrote band bios.

Gannett Media | 2011
Metromix Content Writer

·     Interviewed actors, artists, and musicians.
·     Reviewed and photographed restaurants and concerts.
·     Created the ‘11 Guilty Pleasures’ feature.
·     Entered calendar events into CMS.

Penguin Group | 2008—2010
Book Author 

·     Authored the memoir Insatiable: A Young Mother’s Struggle With Anorexia.
·     Made appearances on television and radio to promote published work.
·     Granted interview requests to websites and print publications.
·     Lectured at Macalester College about eating disorders.

Self-Employed | 2006—Present
Freelance Writer

·     Wrote personal essays for, and published a novel with, Thought Catalog.
·     Published essays in the Voices of Breast Cancer, Tattoo Series, Let Them Eat Crepes, and Gotta Have It anthologies.
·     Wrote week-long diary for New York magazine.
·     Reviewed fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children's, and self-help books in English and Spanish for Kirkus Reviews.
·     Read at Hamline University and Common Good Books to promote published material.

EDUCATION

Macalester College | St. Paul, MN
Bachelor of Arts