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Director, Affiliate Affairs, American Public Health Association
Washington, D.C., September 2018-present

  • Lead organizer on local and nationwide events and advocacy around National Public Health Week
  • Providing financial, logistical and practical support to 53 state and territorial public health associations
  • Solicited, won and managed more than $315,000 in grants for association programming for FY2022 (an increase from $150,000 in FY2019)
  • Public affairs internship coordinator, hiring and managing across several teams
  • Social media lead on @nphw and @GetReady on Twitter

Senior editor, The Nation’s Health, American Public Health Association
Washington, D.C., May 2014-September 2018

  • Senior editor and writer for monthly membership newspaper
  • Public affairs internship coordinator, hiring and managing across several teams
  • Social media lead on @nationshealth on Twitter and storify.com/APHA

Director of volunteer engagement, DC Abortion Fund board of directors
Washington, D.C., September 2014-June 2018

  • Oversaw more than 400 volunteers, including training new case managers in direct service, while helping to steer nonprofit organization
  • Implemented volunteer management systems, mentoring program, diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • As a case manager, offer direct help to patients over the phone to help them obtain funds for their abortions while operating within a strict weekly budget (May 2013-present)
  • Raise funds for organization, write op-eds for organization, write internal memos (2010-present)

Freelance health writer, May 2012-present

  • Feature writer, technical editor, blogger. Bylines with EverydayHealth.com, Diabetes Forecast, the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, xoJane.com, The Frisky, Linkwell Health and more

Associate editor, Diabetes Forecast, American Diabetes Association
Alexandria, Va., March 2011-May 2014

  • Section editor and feature writer for monthly consumer magazine
  • Specialized in social justice stories, health advocacy articles and personality profiles
  • Coordinated largest section of annual consumer guide
  • Expanded position from section editor to major monthly contributor in feature well
  • Created and implemented photo guidelines for all future publications

Communications associate, Catholics for Choice
Washington, D.C., May 2010-January 2011

  • Helped grow Conscience magazine from two issues in 2009 to four in 2010
  • Developed and implemented magazine production protocol calendar for 2010-2011
  • Wrote stories/briefs, edited stories and organized quarterly magazine and other organization publications
  • Oversaw domestic/international magazine distribution

Associate editor/reporter, Pioneer newspaper
Big Rapids, Mich., June 2007-May 2010 (promoted after 18 months)

  • Led a staff of four reporters in daily newspaper production, including assigning daily and weekend package assignments, copy editing all stories, writing editorials at least twice each week and proofing the front page
  • Edited quarterly women’s magazine, Fusion (starting in November 2008)
  • Provided daily police beat coverage (including photography and some video)

Student writer, CMU Public Relations and Marketing
Mt. Pleasant, Mich., December 2006-May 2007

News director, WMHW-FM
Mt. Pleasant, Mich., August 2006-May 2007

Intern, Huron Daily Tribune
Bad Axe, Mich., May 2006-August 2006

Reporter, Central Michigan Life
Mt. Pleasant, Mich., August 2005-May 2006


Association Media and Publishing EXCEL Awards

  • Silver – newspaper editorial excellence (2018)
  • Silver – newspaper general excellence (2017)


Web/print/audio production: Adobe Creative Suite, Drupal, Audition, Contribute, Quark, Convio, SalsaLabs, Luminate

Writing/office skills: Microsoft platform, AP Style, Chicago Style


Association of Health Care Journalists

American Society of Association Executives


Central Michigan University, BS, 2007

Major: Journalism

Minor: Broadcasting and cinematic arts