I am the social media editor and a writer at West Virginia University. I handle the day-to-day management of university social media platforms, write and edit stories, produce multimedia projects, take photos, and collaborate on large marketing campaigns to help promote the University. I currently freelance for Spotlight WV Magazine and Taste WV Magazine.
I have a master's in journalism at West Virginia University. I've also earned a bachelor of science in journalism with a news-editorial emphasis and a bachelor of arts in English, with a concentration in professional writing and editing, as well as a minor in business administration. I graduated as summa cum laude and was the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism top graduating senior in 2011.
I have research, "Female newspaper editors' career paths and Appalachian culture," published in academic journal "Community Journalism."
I am currently working on a publication about food culture in West Virginia.
I've worked at The Charleston Daily Mail, The Daily Athenaeum, the West Virginia University Writing Center and the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism. I have interned at USA Today, West Virginia Living Magazine, West Virginia Radio Corporation, West Virginia University Business Incubator, and West Virginia University Press. I have written for Prerogative Magazine, Savor WV Magazine and West Virginia Executive Magazine. Other work has appeared in newspapers across the state, including The Dominion Post, The Beckley Register-Herald, the Moorefield Examiner, the Pocahontas Times, and The Journal in Martinsburg, as well as West Virginia Public Broadcasting.