Ambitious and creative communications professional with experience in entertainment journalism, social media management, hospitality, comedy writing, script writing, and blogging. Gifted storyteller across a variety of audiences. Highly skilled at developing and implementing content, communications, and social media campaigns and strategies. Adept at writing content that is aspirational, educational, timely, and entertainment focused. Innovative, strategic and hard-working. Collaborate effectively internally and externally to foster productive partnerships and deliver exceptional results.
Writing & Communication
Celebrity & Entertainment Expert
Journalism & Storytelling
Comedy Script Writing
Project Planning & Management
Hearts & Science, New York, NY
November 2021 - present
Marketing agency recoding media for emotional connection at scale.
Senior Social Strategist | Amgen Oncology Business Unit
Client-facing senior social strategist on 6 brands for Amgen Oncology Business Unit
Lead billing contact managing multimillion dollar budgets
Media planning, tactical plans, monitoring and optimizing performance
Leading campaign launches for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat and LinkedIn
Presenting monthly reporting and insights to clients and recommending optimizations
Waterton, Chicago, IL
2016 - 2021
Real estate investment and property management company
Content and Communications Specialist
Hired as the first-ever social media manager at the company’s senior living division in the Chicago corporate office. Quickly promoted to manage content and communications across all communities.
Develop and implement content, communications, and social media strategy for 44 regional offices. Ensure organization is ahead of the curve in digital, social, and technology best practices.
Lead and plan editorial content for the year. Develop themes, assign stories, and generate publicity to support the company’s mission.
Manage public relations strategy and build relationships with local celebrities to generate press.
Create content and produce 3 internal corporate e-newsletters per week and 6 external e-newsletters per month targeted to prospects, leads, and referral sources.
Write regular blog posts incorporating educational resources, resident features, and interviews with team members.
Member of Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Write monthly features to highlight diversity and promote inclusion for internal newsletter.
Enhanced crisis communication skills and created a communication protocol focused on the ability to communicate transparent and concise communications throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Manage 60+ Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles for offices across the country. Grew the number of social media accounts by 45 in 4 years.
Main point of contact between VP of Marketing & Sales and various vendors and agencies.
Chicago Tribune (Splash Magazine), Chicago, IL
2015 - March 2020
Chicago’s monthly dose of style, society, and celebrity.
Interviewed and wrote features on celebrities including Kevin Hart, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gillian Flynn, Bethenny Frankel, Rebecca Minkoff, Denise Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Jenny McCarthy, and others.
Well-versed on Chicago happenings, events, openings, and celebrity sightings.
Write and edit feature stories. Authored the 2020 January cover story featuring Jessica Camacho.
Pitch ideas, conduct interviews, author content, and publish pieces.
Manage 100% of all social media content. Tailor content for social media and published across platforms.
Build relationships and collaborated with PR agencies and editors in Chicago, LA, and NYC.
Players Workshop of Second City Chicago, Chicago, IL
2021 - present
The oldest and original school of improvisation.
Manage Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn accounts to build followers and engagement.
Created and implemented custom marketing strategy to boost enrollment and generate revenue.
Establish consistent branding for the school’s re-opening after a 15-year closure.
Coordinate workshops, classes and Master Series podcast sessions featuring alumni Bonnie Hunt, Bob Odenkirk, and more.
Yahoo! Entertainment (The Morning Breath), New York, NY (Remote Employee)
2017 - 2018
Daily social media morning show hosted by social media influencers Jackie Oshry and Claudia Oshry (Girl With No Job)
First-ever writer hired to cover live, online show airing on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and podcast platforms
Pitched, wrote, and published daily show recaps for the Yahoo! Entertainment homepage with thousands of daily readers.
Wrote articles featuring exclusive interviews with celebrities across television, tech, entertainment, music, and film including Spencer Pratt, Dorinda Medley, AnnaLynne McCord, Andi Dorfman, Hunter Hayes, and others.
NBCUniversal (E! News), Los Angeles, CA
2013 - 2017
#1 destination for pop culture and one of the fastest-growing digital destinations with 39+ million unique monthly visitors.
Breaking News Intern and Midwest Stringer
Collaborated and worked under the guidance of chief correspondent, Melanie Bromley.
Covered and wrote breaking news stories about celebrities including Kanye West, Christina El Moussa, and others.
Reporter credit with exclusives, including breaking stories with Lindsay Lohan, Maya Rudolph and Paula Deen.
Conducted daily phone calls with sources and fact-checked outgoing content.
Womensforum.com | Entertainment writer with 200 published articles
Studio71 | Production Intern – writing scripts, creating storyboards, supporting talent, coordinating shoots
BethDelany.com | Interviews with influencers including Comments by Celebs, Heather McMahan and Danny Pellegrino
DKMS Young Professionals of Chicago | Chicago Chapter Founding Board Member & Recruiting Chair
The Second City Training Center | Television and Sketch Comedy Writing Classes
Players Workshop of Second City Chicago | Certification in Improvisation for Life
Certified Meta Media Buying Professional, Google Analytics, Google Ads, Google Suite, Hootsuite, TweetDeck, Facebook Business Manager, Adobe Premiere, Sprout Social, Sprinklr
Bachelor of Science, Journalism and Sociology | Indiana University | Bloomington, IN | 2016
Developed and implemented a mental health campaign for the Bring Change to Mind Organization in collaboration with actress Glenn Close.
Featured in student newspaper for correctly predicting Kim Kardashian’s baby name.