Resume

WORK HISTORY

Writer/Editor (5/20-Present), Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

  • Report, research, write and co-edit university publications, including Marquette Magazine, Discover Research, and other college magazines
  • Proof and edit publications and marketing collateral
  • Assist with publication management
  • Collaborate with OMC colleagues in the creation of new content for digital channels

Freelance Science Journalist (3/17-Present) Milwaukee, WI

  • Report, research, and write science news and feature stories for Earther, Inside Science, Mercury Magazine, Smithsonian Air & Space, Live Science, Space.com, IEEE Spectrum, HowStuffWorks, Seeker, CXO Magazine, and others
  • Write and edit white papers based on academic research
  • Optimize headlines and content for SEO
  • Attend scientific conferences and report on findings

Senior Editor/Producer (2/08–3/17), Seeker (Formerly Discovery News), Group Nine Media, Boston, MA

  • Selected, assigned, and edited science and tech news and feature stories
  • Recruited and managed freelance writers
  • Optimized headlines and content for SEO
  • Promoted the website using social media
  • Assessed article performance using web analytics software
  • Helped establish content partnerships with other news websites
  • Wrote and edited blogs, news features, and slideshows
  • Worked with media department to produce videos
  • Conferenced daily with news team to generate story ideas

Freelance Science Journalist (9/04–2/08), New York, NY

  • Reported, researched, and wrote news and feature stories (Contracts included DNews, Slate, Scientific American, Fast Company, and MIT Technology Review)

Managing Editor (8/00–9/04), MIT Technology Review, Cambridge, MA

  • Created editorial workflow and production schedule where none existed previously
  • Managed workflow and production schedule for both the magazine and two annual inserts
  • Recruited and managed copy chief, fact checker, and editorial assistant
  • Recruited and directed editorial research interns for annual inserts
  • Wrote and edited feature and department articles for both MIT Technology Review and the Institute’s alumni magazine, MIT News
  • Consistently maintained an on-time delivery to printer for all four years

Managing Editor (7/99–8/00), Scientific American Explorations, Boston, MA

  • Created editorial workflow and production schedule where none existed previously
  • Managed workflow and production schedule
  • Wrote and edited features and departments
  • Assigned and directed freelance writers
  • Researched illustration materials
  • Consistently maintained an on-time delivery to printer

Associate Editor (6/98–7/99), Astronomy, Waukesha, WI

  • Wrote and edited feature and department articles for monthly magazine
  • Directed freelance writer assignments
  • Attended scientific meetings
  • Acted as web editor for Astronomy.com
  • Conceived of new website to promote editor-hosted trips
  • Researched illustration materials
  • Participated in story-shaping meetings

BOOK AUTHOR

Rocks and Minerals, part of the Reader’s Digest Pathfinders series (1999)

VOLUNTEER

Board Member, Uptown Crossing Business Improvement District (1/20 – Present)

EDUCATION

B.A. with honors, Communications, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

MEMBERSHIPS

National Association of Science Writers

Society for Environmental Journalists

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