State of Minnesota | June 2023 - Present
Communications Officer

·    Wrote and edited internal and external documents (including bulletins, fact sheets, manuals, reports, and best practice guides) for the Child and Safety Permanency division at the Department of Human Services. 
·    Ensured all communications were accurate, error-free, accessible, and used person-first plain language. 
·    Proposed strategies to streamline workflow, modernize communication tools, and collaborate more efficiently within and between departments. 

Evolve Media | March 2023 - June 2023
Editorial Development Manager

·    Identified opportunities to adjust content strategy, leverage current content, and scale new content.
·    Led company-wide AI initiative. 
·    Restructured DogTime's freelance team to better align with editorial goals and budget. 
·    Collaborated on overhaul of DogTime's 500+ dog breed pages.
·    Updated style guides, created training videos, and onboarded freelance writers.
·    Used tools like Notion, Trello, and Slack to communicate and collaborate with freelance team and leadership.

Evolve Media | Oct. 2022 - March 2023
Editor At Large

·    Facilitated engaging, accurate, and shareable content across multiple sites like ComingSoon, DogTime, CatTime, Mandatory, and Momtastic. 
·    Optimized content using best practices in tagging, keywords, headline creation, and SEO. 
·    Edited e-commerce content for accuracy and tone that appealed to target audiences. 
·    Collaborated with leadership and freelance team to produce ComingSoon’s “How to Watch” entertainment initiative and edited over 1,500 features of that initiative.

Evolve Media | May 2022 - Oct. 2022
Managing Editor

·     Served as the first female managing editor of lifestyle site Mandatory. 
·     Fine-tuned freelancer pitches and assigned short- and long-form articles. 
·     Edited stories for accuracy, flow, and continuity; as well as for style, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. 
·    Onboarded and coached freelance contributors to create innovative content.
·     Identified opportunities for improving and adjusting editorial strategy. 
·     Managed freelancer workflow through Trello and maintained editorial calendar. 
·     Oversaw freelance budget and invoicing. 
·     Collaborated with sales, development, graphic design, and other departments to improve site’s performance.

Evolve Media | Aug. 2015 - May 2022
Senior Editor and Content Writer

·     Curated content for Mandatory, a lifestyle site aimed at a male, millennial audience.
·     Edited up to 50 articles per week in accordance with AP style.
·     Wrote over 20 articles per week across food, pop culture, entertainment, life hacks, and relationship verticals.
·     Selected Getty images, created GIF slideshows, and embedded videos to enliven content.
·     Corrected HTML errors, added internal links, enhanced metadata, and improved SEO.
·     Co-managed a team of up to 12 freelance writers.
·     Trained writers on a WordPress CMS.

Star Tribune | April 2013 - April 2020
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
·     Previewed and reviewed concerts and art exhibitions.

Minnesota Business Magazine | Aug. 2013 - Aug. 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 | Jan. 2013 - Dec. 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 | Jan. 2012 - Aug. 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 | Feb. 2011 - Dec. 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 | May 2008 - Oct. 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 | Sept. 2006 - Feb. 2011
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.


Macalester College | St. Paul, MN
Bachelor of Arts

Foundations of Digital Marketing and E-commerce Certificate

Bethel University | St. Paul, MN
Certificate in Addiction Studies