Writing, Marketing Communications and Public Relations

Freelance Writer
April 2011 – Present (3 years 8 months)

  • Covering food, wine, agriculture and science for regional newspapers, magazines and Cornell University.
  • Recent web articles for the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research

Contract Copywriter, editor and content developer at eCornell
March 2013 – March 2014 (1 year 1 month)

  • Create engaging website and email copy, blog/social media posts, video scripts, articles and case studies for eCornell’s world-class online professional development courses and certificate programs.

Manager, Marketing & Communications, Cornell Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS)
January 2009 – July 2011 (2 years 7 months)

  • Directed and implemented marketing and communications for the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS) and ILR Executive Education; this included partnering with ILR Communications on media relations and PR opportunities for CAHRS/HR Studies faculty and research.
  • Responsible for producing, editing and writing for the hrSpectrum enewsletter; hiring and managing freelance writers; creating and managing email marketing campaigns; updating website design/content; and writing/producing special reports, news stories and research briefs.

Program Coordinator, Cornell University ILR School
August 2005 – January 2009 (3 years 6 months)

  • Managed life-cycle of HR executive education and CAHRS programs, including event planning and management; marketing, communications, client relations, business development and proposal writing.

Manager, Industry Media Relations at National Retail Federation
June 2000 – September 2002 (2 years 4 months)

  • Built relationships with print and broadcast media to increase awareness of retail industry issues and association events as industry spokesperson; produced press releases and other written assignments, handled industry media relations, provided media coaching and talking points for NRF President and other executives for live and taped interviews.

Pro Bono

Cooking and Catering

  • Head Line Chef at Suzanne’s Fine Regional Cuisine, June – August 2005
  • Garde Manger Chef at Willow Restaurant, February – June 2005
  • Account Executive at RSVP Catering, September 2003 – December 2004 (1 year 4 months)
  • Garde Manger/Line Chef/Manager’s Assistant at 2941 Restaurant & Cafe 2941, October 2002 – September 2003 (1 year)


University of Virginia
B.A., Psychology, 1994 – 1998 (with distinction)

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