On an average day
- I am the full-time communications public relations manager for Child Care Services Association, a non-profit dedicated to ensuring affordable, accessible, high-quality child care for all young children and their families in N.C. and across the U.S.
- I am operating my part-time editorial freelance business of fiction manuscripts for authors from all around the globe
- I am researching, writing, revising and editing my next novel (when I find the time)
- I am exercising when and when not to use the Oxford comma (depending on the communications and publishing industry standards)
Here’s a bit more about me
I am a graduate from Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a master’s in public relations and from The State University of New York College (SUNY) at Plattsburgh with a bachelor’s in public relations.
Growing up with an appreciation for storytelling has significantly developed my aspirations. My passion flourishes through my current and previous experiences, my editorial freelance business and the array of books I’ve written (fiction and non-fiction).
For more than three years during undergrad, I was the editorial assistant supervisor and administrative assistant for the Saranac Review, an internationally published literary journal processed through SUNY Plattsburgh. There, I learned I enjoy mentoring, managing and delegating others. During my last semester of undergrad, I was appointed as the executive board secretary for Cardinal PR, a student-run PR firm, where I managed and delegated 16 junior account executives with my fellow executive board members.
In my current role at Child Care Services Association, I am grateful to mentor, manage, delegate and inspire communications interns each academic semester. I’ve been told my leadership style is warm, welcoming, resourceful and encouraging by previous interns. You can read their testimony under “Recommendations” here.
During the last two years of undergrad, I was working part-time, attending school full-time and managing up to three public relations campaigns with Cardinal PR, Shine On! and the Ted K. Center. With my excellent time- and project-management skills, I graduated on the Dean’s List my last semester and launched three successful campaigns during my college career.
Those skills assisted me from January 2017 to December 2018. I was working full-time at Carolina Ear & Hearing Clinic, Carolina Ear Research Institute and Camp Woodbine while editorial freelancing part-time and attending graduate school full-time online. I can proudly say I graduated with a 3.64 GPA in my master’s program.
On top of all of that, I still editorial freelance part-time now while working full-time for Child Care Services Association. I pride myself on how far I’ve grown in my successes and am eager to see where I’ll grow next.