Resume

Summary

By day I build websites and manage social media accounts for private businesses. I also create copy, edit copy, write news and feature articles for a local newspaper, and tend to a growing Twitter habit.

My interests? I’m fascinated by technology, popular culture, and public policy. My preoccupation with group dynamics borders on obsession. Research and mind-numbing detail soothe my soul. And I’m more interested in politics than is probably healthy.

In sum, my interests and background don’t fall neatly into one category and I like it that way.

Employment

Journalist

Carlisle Mosquito

Newspapers industry

October 2012 – Present Carlisle, Massachusetts

Write news and feature articles for independent newspaper with a focus on town government, local figures, organizations and events.

Freelance Writer & Copy Editing

Self-Employed

September 2012 – Present Carlisle, Massachusetts

Freelance writing and copy editing services as needed for both print and online media.

Web Consultant

Self-Employed

 June 2014 – Present Carlisle, Massachusetts

Create and/or update small business websites using Weebly, WordPress, and/or Wix. Create and/or edit copy. Monitor traffic stats and online shopping. Research trends related to each business as it pertains to web traffic, platform, best practices, and sales and marketing tools. Create and/or update and manage social media accounts and marketing blasts.

Project Manager & Senior Technology Manager

Inflexxion

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Health, Wellness and Fitness industry

2003 – 2004 (1 year)

Managed the technical development and implementation of software product line. Worked with project team, developer, and customers for software customization. Coordinated the implementation, training, and roll out of software programs for large state systems with VP of Clinical Development. Researched, tested, and documented new software applications and upgrades to determine compatibility. Consulted with various project teams, multimedia department, and contractors on software and website architecture, technical specifications, and functional requirements. Supervised technical support component of Customer Care Department. Worked with VP of Operations to support 60+ computer network (PC and Mac), in-house servers, and hosted servers.

Senior Research & Technical Coordinator, Customer Care Coordinator

Inflexxion

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Health, Wellness and Fitness industry

2001 – 2003 (2 years)

Provided technical consultation to project teams to develop federally-funded Spanish and Chinese language versions of software application. Developed cross-platform software testing and debugging procedures for multiple software programs. Provided onsite software training for non-technical customer base. Developed and implemented customer service and technical support systems and documents for Customer Care Department. Audio and video editing, video digitizing. Updated website content for project teams.

Research Coordinator

Inflexxion

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Health, Wellness and Fitness industry

2001 – 2001 (less than a year)

Researched substance abuse-related materials for federally-funded software program. Assisted with audio and video script development. Developed and maintained consistency and accuracy within project codebook. Mapped programming logic and tested software throughout all stages of development. Assisted project team with creation of demo website for grant submission to the National Institute of Health (NIH). Worked with developer to test software for integration within the Veteran’s Administration system. Provided customer service and technical support to expanding customer base. Assisted with sales and marketing campaigns.

Volunteerism

Trustee

 Carlisle Affordable Housing Trust (CAHT)

December 2014 – March 2017

Web Developer

Carlisle Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)

September 2014 – present

Build and maintain a website and Facebook page for the Carlisle SEPAC.

Mosquito Web Team

Carlisle Mosquito

December 2012 – present 

Use Joomla to add photos and captions to weekly online version of newspaper. Monitor and update Facebook page. Track site and Facebook traffic for trends.

Skills

Writing |  Journalism | News Writing | Feature Writing | Storytelling | Web Content | Creative Writing | WordPress | Editing |  Research | Pitching Stories | Conducting Interviews | Digital Photography | Joomla | Social Media | Technical Writing | Photoshop | Apple Aperture | Pixelmator | Weebly | Wix

Education

Wellesley College

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)Sociology

1998 – 2001

Accepted into the Davis Scholar program, I spent 2.5 years at Wellesley and graduated with a major in Sociology. Senior year I worked on an Independent Study with a Media Studies Professor and conducted research on identity-based consumerism with comprehensive analysis of recent marketing trends, demographic surveys, corporate philanthropy, and print advertisements.

As a research assistant in the Sociology Department, I researched various topics of interest for Department Chair Susan Silbey, with an emphasis on Federal case law. Assisted with publication of Law & Society Review journal during Chair’s editorship. Prepared manuscripts for academic journal publication. Assisted with qualitative and quantitative data analysis. I also worked as a research assistant in the Psychology Department and assisted Professor Paul Wink during his work on the Berkeley Guidance and Oakland Growth longitudinal studies.

Massachusetts Bay Community College

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

1996 – 1998

Community College was my re-entry to school after an almost decade long absence. I focused on a purely liberal arts program and was fortunate enough to have an Anthropology professor as my mentor who introduced me to both Sociology and the Davis Scholar program at Wellesley College.

Activities and Societies: Phi Theta Kappa