Here are some things that I can do for you.
Writing & Editing
The right words delivered on the right platform can be a powerful tool to compel action or bolster awareness.
Build and engage your community with a right-sized communications strategy. Measure. Refine. Repeat.
Influence online conversations with outcomes-oriented social media planning, clear editorial calendaring and more.
Build bridges to expand your reach, grow fundraising opportunities and mobilize your advocates.
I AM DEDICATED TO WORKING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND CONTRIBUTING TO POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE.
I have been lucky enough to turn my passions into an exciting and fulfilling career. I'd love to know how my skills can help your organization, too. Feel free to read below for more information on my background, but you can also email me or pick up the phone and give me a call at 206.802.8372.
I am a globally minded, strategic, and creative writer, editor and communications professional with extensive experience bringing social change organizations’ stories and issues to life to bolster awareness and compel action. I love working with mission-driven organizations to use communication to create the change we want to see in the world. My expertise spans global health and development, health and gender equity, and reproductive justice. I've worked with: the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rewire News (formerly RH Reality Check), the International Women’s Media Foundation, NoVo Foundation, Exhale, Foundation for a Just Society, and Humanosphere.
I am also the staff blogger for Our Bodies Our Blog and Our Bodies Ourselves where I write weekly about the politics of women's health.
At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation I helmed the launch of the foundation's first stand-alone blog, Impatient Optimists. Serving as Editor and leading content creation and development, I brought together expert voices on global health, international development, and US education, from inside the foundation and around the world. I contributed regular blog posts on critical topics including: poverty alleviation in the Global South, maternal and newborn health in developing countries, foreign aid, vaccine and immunization delivery, and AIDS prevention. I also established high-level partnerships with Skoll World Forum's digital platform, helping to co-produce blog series, bringing together global leaders (including Bill and Melinda Gates) on critical development topics. I managed an innovative digital media partnership with Upworthy to create "All 7 Billion" a special section devoted to amplifying creative content with a focus on global health and development.
Prior to this position, I served as Managing Editor/Senior Staff Writer for RH Reality Check (now Rewire News) where I managed editorial functions for the award-winning, progressive online publication covering global reproductive and sexual health and rights news and information. In this role, I wrote hundreds of articles on health equity nationally and globally.
I have traveled through India and Kenya, through a program I helped coordinate while at the Gates Foundation for journalists and bloggers interested in covering global health and development issues in low-resource areas of developing countries. I was also selected to sit on the Women Deliver 50 committee, an annual Women Deliver program associated with International Women’s Day which celebrates advancements made by individuals, governments, the private sector, and members of civil society that have improved the condition of girls and women around the world.
I was honored to be a 2016 Boehm Media Fellow for the Opportunity Collaboration in Mexico. I am also an editor for the Medium publication Ask Me About My Uterus and a member of World Pulse's Global Advisory Network.
When I'm not trying to change the world, I love spending time with my family (husband, two teens and an anxious dog)!
My work is my passion, so please reach out and let's discover how my skills and experience can help drive your mission forward.