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Marketing. Graphic design. Branding.
Nothing could be brighter for a writer at heart than the prospect a wider appreciation of the art.
A journalism alumnus from Michigan State University, I have a diverse background in feature writing, news reporting, graphic design, typesetting, page layout/design, blogging, event planning/setup, office administration, help desk, and even barbering.
Yup. I am Wisconsin-licensed barber.
Fresh out of my undergrad days, I interned at The Detroit News and Free Press as a copy-editor and as a reporter. I have been published in the Wisconsin State Journal, Lansing State Journal, and several weekly newspapers.
I earned my MBA in 2017 and wrote my master’s thesis on the efficacy and contributions of online tutoring as a modern pedagogy. That is fancy wording for: “online tutoring is the new thing.”
I loved working on this long-term project, and qualitative research and analysis have become new and welcomed core competencies.
After my MBA program, I was accepted into the UW-Madison Graduate School—into the curriculum and instruction master of science program—but decided not to move forward for student-loan-ey reasons.
Teaching may not have been the right path for me. Still, it was a great feeling to know I was accepted into such an amazing, and nationally recognized program.
In May of 2019, I joined the Michigan State University Strategic Communication program, with a media analytics emphasis. I am beyond elated to return "home" to MSU and to continue my academic journey. I LOVE having papers to write and projects to design. #MSUStratCom
I graduate from the StratCom program spring semester 2021. But I plan to pursue additional certificates in digital media and in organizational leadership.
When I’m not nerding-out on tech and social media trends, I like to hang with my dog, play videogames, binge-watch Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon (“The Office,” “30 Rock,” and “Doctor Who” are some favorites), swim, read, write, take Amtrak trips, take day and overnight trips to Chicago, find spicy vegetarian recipes, and plug into theater of the mind (audio fiction, immersive fiction podcasts, and news/politics-based podcasts.
Also, I am a newly pressed vinyl fan and am having fun growing my collection—with a focus on eighties pop and alternative, classic rock, and Joni Mitchell.
I am a writer at heart.
I am academically restless.
I am drawn magnetically to learning.
Writing is the fundamental structure of marketing, and I want to make a difference in the work I do and on the teams in which I perform—one sentence at a time.