Historian seeking position as researcher, writer, editor, social media manager or nonprofit organization professional. Specialize in writing about disease and public health policy and in communicating science and research to lay audiences.


Master of Arts—Communication, George Mason University May 2015

Science communication concentration; Master’s thesis on HIV/AIDS and social support in religious settings

Bachelor of Arts—Communication, George Mason University May 2013

Public relations concentration, Electronic journalism minor

Master of Arts—History, George Mason University May 2012

Major papers on 1977 Led Zeppelin concert riot and 1918 influenza pandemic

Extended Studies Program, George Mason University 2003-2006

Participated in invitation-only investigative reporting class taught by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter formerly of The Washington Post

Bachelor of Arts—History, George Mason University May 2002

Major paper on colonial American quarantine laws

Work Experience

Office of Research, George Mason University    February 2016-present

GMU Worker    Write news articles and briefs about Mason research, produce weekly reports for top Mason officials summarizing media coverage of Mason research and manage Office of Research Twitter account (@MasonResearch)

Academic Assistance, George Mason University         August 2016-Present

Level 4 Tutor    Tutor Mason student athletes in history

William & Mary                                                                   February 2016-March 2016

Independent Contractor/Consultant   Conducted social science research related to skills marine scientists need to transition to work outside academia

George Mason University                                           March 2015-May 2015

Composition Web Developer    Graded papers, provided student support during office hours and served as substitute instructor for two sections of English 302 (Advanced Composition)

Office of Research                                                        January 2015-January 2016

Part-time Student Wage  Managed Office of Research Facebook and Twitter accounts and produced weekly reports for top Mason officials summarizing media coverage of Mason research

ADA Compliance, George Mason University           September-December 2011; June 2012-December 2013; August 2014-March 2015 

Reading Aide Assisted a visually impaired English instructor with classroom management, test proctoring and grading

Communications Intern, AACC                                        May 2014-August 2014

Wrote press releases and news articles, compiled media lists, transcribed audio recordings of interviews and provided administrative support to the communications team of American Association for Clinical Chemistry

Graduate Research Assistant, George Mason University     August 2013-May 2014

Transcribed research interviews for communication professor for Virginia Sea Grant project focused on helping marine scientists communicate with their publics

Communications Manager, Nonprofit organization                                       2013

Helped start a 501(c)(3) organization designed to raise money for charity via auto races and concerts

GMView, George Mason University 2005

PR/Recruiting Director     Sold more yearbooks than anyone else in my Yearbook Workshop class, took photographs and worked to recruit new members for GMView

Society of Professional Journalists, George Mason University chapter 2005

Assistant to the Advisor     Helped to re-establish the Mason chapter of SPJ and conducted research on the habits of award-winning university newspaper staffs

Broadside, George Mason University   2003-2005

Senior Staff Writer     Wrote specially selected stories under the direction of Broadside news editors               2005

News Editor     Led a staff of more than thirty writers, selected and assigned news story topics and edited news copy during the Fall 2004 semester    2004

Guide Editor     Selected, assigned and edited content for the 2004 Orientation Guide 2004  

Assistant City Editor     Edited the Spotlight page for the last issue of the Spring 2004 semester     2004

Staff Writer     Reported and wrote articles on state and federal matters of interest to Mason students    2003-2004

University of South Carolina-Beaufort                      2002-2003

Temporary Worker Served as switchboard operator and computer lab attendant

BroadsideGeorge Mason University                          2001

Staff Writer Wrote news and feature stories

Volunteer Experience

-Served as board member, recording secretary, newsletter editor and webmaster of the Society of Professional Journalists Washington, D.C. Pro chapter

-Served as a proofreader of the Spring 2013 edition of Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences

-Completed historical photo preservation project at Beaufort County (S.C.) Public Library (2002)

Academic Memberships

*Alpha Chi *Golden Key International Honour Society *National Society of Collegiate Scholars *National Dean’s List *Phi Alpha Theta *Phi Kappa Phi *Tau Sigma National Honor Society