University of California, Santa Cruz

Science Communication Master’s Program

Graduation: June 2017


University of Colorado, Boulder

B.A. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Magna Cum Laude, Dean’s List

Graduation: May 2012         GPA: 3.6




Audience Engagement Editor, 4/18 – Present

  • Manages and develops strategy for NOVA‘s Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Reddit and Instagram accounts; increased Facebook engagement by 214%, Instagram traffic by 419%, and website traffic acquisition from social by 312% from FY2018 to FY2019.
  • Writes NOVA’s newsletter, helping its subscribers grow from 65K to 105K in a 6-month period (from July 2019-Jan. 2020).
  • Writes and reports articles for NOVA’s online publication, NOVA Next.
  • Produces science news-focused short-form videos and short-form videos promoting upcoming broadcasts, which have collectively been viewed more than 2 million times.
  • Develops headlines, deks, and social language for articles and short-form videos.
  • Manages AAAS fellows and interns

Northeastern University School of Journalism, Boston, MA            

Multimedia Specialist, 11/17 – 4/18

  • Writes and edits features and profiles for School of Journalism website and
  • Develops marketing and communications plans for graduate programs
  • Produces video and social media content for Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Manages work/study students within department
  • Plans departmental events, often working in collaboration with the Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor and other local publications

University of California, San Francisco

Digital Storytelling Intern, 07/17 – 10/17

  • Wrote news briefs, features and profiles for University website
  • Staged posts and produced multimedia content for UCSF Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Ran Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve Management Plan communications with University Relations team
  • Used Google Analytics, Buzzsumo, TrackMaven and Social Studio to analyze audience reach and engagement

The San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, CA

Editorial and Multimedia Intern, 01/17 – 06/17

  • Wrote science-themed and breaking news pieces
  • Conducted interviews with article and video sources
  • Developed video content and infographics with multimedia staff

The Monterey Herald, Monterey, CA

Editorial Intern, 09/16 – 12/16

  • Wrote science and environment-based articles for daily paper
  • Conducted interviews with article sources

Osa Conservation Sea Turtle Project, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Research Field Assistant, 09/15 – 11/15

  • Wrote journal entries for Osa Conservation website (
  • Led night and morning patrols on two sea turtle nesting beaches; relocated eggs to hatchery, triangulated wild nests, flipper tagged nesting females, excavated nests, conducted routine temperature checks within a hatchery and measured, weighed and released hatchlings
  • Entered and analyzed data on hatchling emergence success rates, predation and location and frequency of nests using Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets
  • Mentored short-term volunteers and lead tour groups

New England Aquarium, Boston, MA                                                                          

Visitor Educator, 09/13 – 07/15

  • Led exhibit and touch tank interpretations via direct communication with aquarium visitors
  • Wrote and delivered conservation-based presentations within main building to audiences between 15 and 500 individuals
  • Mentored teen interns, volunteers and new staff members on proper interpretive methods

Program Educator, 10/12 – 07/15

  • Educated preschool through high school aged children and community members via scheduled outreach program events; wrote lesson plans and transported live animals to event locations
  • Designed and taught childhood marine science courses as part of the Homeschool Ocean Series program


Amazon Avian Ecology & Biodiversity, Madre de Dios, Peru

Earth Expeditions Master’s Course, 06/13 – 12/13

  • Educated indigenous children on biodiversity and conservation
  • Conducted avian mist net surveys and soil sampling
  • Completed online master’s coursework in Amazonian ecology and environmental issues

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Independent Research in Biology/Departmental Latin Honors, 01/10 – 05/12

  • Individually planned and conducted research on the behavioral tendencies of provisioned rock-wallabies in Queensland, AU to be used toward an honors thesis
  • Held weekly meetings with honors committee in preparation for defense

SIT World Learning Study Abroad, Queensland, AU

SIT Rainforest, Reef, and Cultural Ecology01/11 – 05/11

  • Directed a survey of local and indigenous peoples on familial relationships
  • Conducted ecological and behavioral studies on birds, corals, damselfish and marsupials