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, and I edit non-fiction submissions to December literary magazine.
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.