Growing up, I wanted to be Nancy Drew. While I have picked a lock (in my own house), with a bobby pin, successfully, and I do own a pen light and Nancy Drew’s Guide to Life, I now aspire to other ventures. I currently work as a medical assistant and as a research assistant for a book, Remembering Lucile, written by Dr. Polly E. Bugros McLean, which will be released in 2018. I'm taking courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, and Abnormal Psychology, and I've just completed a Human Nutrition course. I'm a former graduate student, assistant, and volunteer Honor Code hearing panelist at the University of Colorado Boulder, and I previously ran the website for the Internships & Careers Office in the College of Media, Communications and Information (CMCI). From May-August 2015, I worked for CMCI Communications on web development, copy writing, editing, photography, and design. In August 2015, I presented at the annual AEJMC conference in San Francisco, CA, as my work, “The Ethical Implications of Participatory Culture in a New Media Environment: A Critical Case Study of Veronica Mars,” won Top Paper for Media Ethics’ special call in “New Horizons in Media Ethics.”
Before moving to Colorado, I worked as a regional recruiter, in Atlanta, GA, for Undergraduate Admissions at the University of South Carolina. I graduated from Wofford College, in Spartanburg, SC, in 2009.
I have experience in writing, editing, research, freelancing, higher education, college advising, public relations, design, marketing, social media, web design and development, photojournalism, photography, travel planning, and recruiting. I'm also knowledgeable regarding resume development and review, having worked as a resume writer.
I studied abroad in Tokyo, Japan, and I enjoy reading and learning about anything and everything. I am completely fascinated by YouTube What’s in My Bag videos, I often opt to express my thoughts and opinions in 140 characters or less, and I never hesitate to use my red pen (or its virtual equivalent) when presented with an editing or proofreading exigency.
In my free time, I do medical research and am engaged in knowledge acquisition and patient advocacy, especially with regard to Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Dysautonomia, specifically Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Mast Cell Disease, including Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP). I also write a blog, Uniquely Striped and contribute to The Mighty.