I'm a passionate storyteller who works at the intersection of digital media and community building.
Right now, I'm a producer at StoryCorps, where I travel the country recording stories from everyday Americans that illustrate the importance of sitting down to talk to one another, share truths and build empathy. I then edit those recordings for broadcast on NPR's Morning Edition, the StoryCorps podcast, and digital/social media.
Previously, I worked on St. Louis Public Radio's flagship talk show St. Louis on the Air, where I managed the program's digital media platforms, community engagement, and produced segments for a daily, live hour-long talk show on a variety of civic and cultural topics.
I'm also proud of my work founding and co-organizing a monthly digital journalism meetup, ONA St. Louis, where I organized speakers, trainings, and logistics for the 80+ member group until October 2017. It is a part of the Online News Association global network.
In my free time, I publish a weekly newsletter to shine a light on podcasts produced between the coasts, called Flyover Podcast Newsletter, volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, teach classes at Made in New York Media Center and climb at Brooklyn Boulders.
Experienced in social media management, non-profit communications and academic writing, I also hold an M.A. (Journalism), B.A. (International Studies) and B.J. (Magazine Journalism) from the University of Missouri-Columbia. There, I wrote my Master's thesis on how community engagement editors assess success in their work.