OVERVIEW
Award-winning writer with experience in digital and print platforms, along with filmmaking. Creative, adaptable, and reliable. I am highly independent yet also thrive in collaborative settings. Stories reflect my endless curiosity and diligent, detailed fact-checking. My work has been awarded by the Press Club of New Orleans, the International Regional Magazine Association and the City and Regional Magazine Association.

EDUCATION
Tulane University, Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology

WORK EXPERIENCE

Staff Writer, Gambit Weekly
New Orleans, LA
2019-current
• Covering daily news and features

Freelance Work (Journalism, Photography & Film)
New Orleans, LA; Austin, TX; Los Angeles, CA
2016-current
• Reports on current events, music, entertainment, health and more for publications, including New Orleans Magazine, The New Orleans Advocate, COMPLEX.com, Gambit, CUE Magazine, Uproxx.com, Consequence of Sound, Paste Magazine, Louisiana Life Magazine, Offbeat Magazine, Thrillist and more
• Copywrites for independent customers and local businesses
• Produces and photographs product spreads and fashion shoots
• Published a chapter on famed music venue Preservation Hall for the book, Essential New Orleans
• Co-produced & interviewed sources for a documentary about the Confederate monument removals, which premiered at the New Orleans Film Festival in October 2017 (a Vimeo staff pick)
• Set dresser for narrative film, The Funeral Band, which premiered at the New Orleans Film Festival in October 2018

Managing Editor, Renaissance Publishing
New Orleans, LA
April 2013-June 2016
• Managed a team of 20+ freelancers for three magazines, including Acadiana Profile, Louisiana Life, and New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles
• Worked closely with in-house editorial staff, writers, and art department to generate storyboards and editorial content
• Assigned, fact-checked, and edited stories
• Researched and reported stories from around Louisiana
• Facilitated new columns to diversify audiences
• Worked with a digital editor in order to make publications versatile for both online and print platforms

Associate Editor/Staff Writer, Renaissance Publishing
New Orleans, LA
2008-2013
• Generated stories, copyedited, fact-checked, and assisted with all Renaissance Publishing titles: New Orleans Magazine, St. Charles Avenue, Louisiana Life, Acadiana Profile, New Orleans Homes & Lifestyle, and New Orleans Bride
• Wrote monthly entertainment and health columns for New Orleans Magazine
• Wrote and researched features and columns for all in-house magazines, including multiple cover stories
• Worked with photographers, stylists, and art directors at photo shoots
• Managed custom publishing for clients including the New Orleans Saints, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest, New Orleans Opera Association, and the New Orleans Ballet Association

OTHER / COMMUNITY
Philanthropy chair and founding member of Krewe de Lune
• Organizes a yearly fundraiser to support a local charity as voted on by our 100-plus member organization. Responsible for booking dance teams, entertainment and musicians; organizing raffle and auction prizes; soliciting financial donations; administrative tasks; and promoting the event through social and local media

Founding member of the Star-Steppin’ Cosmonaughties
• Started and helped expand a community-minded, New Orleans-based high-energy dance team that performs during Mardi Gras parades and at sporting events and charity benefits