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I'm currently a Strategy Director at enso, a creative agency dedicated to creating social impact at scale, in partnership with mission-driven brands.
Previously, I developed brand experience, marketing and communications strategies for clients and translated it into digital products, services and campaigns that users love, as a Planner at Huge, a full-service digital agency. Featured clients include Audi, Pfizer, Allergan, Stanley Martin Homes, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Next Day Blinds, Federal Student Aid, the National College Access Network (NCAN) and The White House.
Outside of my full-time job, I co-founded Media Rise, a startup nonprofit that connects people and ideas to promote meaningful media through an annual festival, city meetups and other special projects.
I also run Benevolent Media, a blog and consultancy dedicated to storytelling and design for good. Featured clients include United Fray, impactXdesign, No Kings Collective, Elefint Designs, Yoxi and VSA (Kennedy Center.)
Committed to using business and creativity for social impact, I’m a proud StartingBloc Fellow from the 2012 New York Institute for Social Innovation. I also love building community: I represented Washington, D.C. as a WeDC Ambassador at SXSW in 2016 and as a 99U Local event host in 2015, and I was also a featured participant at the 2015 CatalystCreativ Speaker Series in Las Vegas.
Formerly, I worked as the Media Relations and Online Engagement Coordinator for EMBARQ, the sustainable transport program of the World Resources Institute, an environmental think tank. As a member of the global communications and marketing team, I collaborated with an international staff to set and execute strategy, manage multimedia content, coordinate events, and influence key stakeholders to support EMBARQ’s mission to improve quality of life in cities. I was also Managing Editor of EMBARQ’s blog, TheCityFix.com.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in journalism and international studies from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. As a reporter, I have written for Live FAST, The Huffington Post, Triple Pundit, National Geographic, Crain’s Chicago Business, The Chicago Reporter, WorldChanging.com and other print and online publications.
Raised internationally in a U.S. Foreign Service family, I have lived in the United States, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Switzerland.
Right now, I happily reside in Los Angeles.