Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy
BOSTON UNIVERSITY Metropolitan College        Boston, MA      December 2012
– Julia Child Award for Academic Excellence in Gastronomy Fall 2012

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Film and Video
MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN           Boston, MA      May 2006

Professional Experience
May 2016-current          Self-employed

  • Experienced copy writer providing efficient, intelligent copy for business, popular, and academic articles, blogs, newsletters, and social media.
    Topical expertise: food and beverage industry, history, and culture; health & wellness; sustainable solutions; parenting (attachment parenting, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, older parents, gentle/positive/respectful parenting).
  • Edit emails, newsletters, résumés, websites, and academic writing projects.

January 2018-August 2021          Daniel Remar, Ph.D. – Principal Investigator

  • Assisted in design, implementation, data gathering and management for three-part, year-long, government-funded consumer research study on local seafood in New England.
  • Provided research support to Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor of Hospitality and Food Industry Management at UNH/UGA Daniel Remar for his government-funded study.
  • Contributed 1/4th of the 60-page results report to funding source, including qualitative data analysis and summary.
  • Edited 60-page results report to funding source.
  • Created, wrote, and edited project website: http://www.seafoodresearch.com.

September 2013-April 2016                Young Presidents’ Org., Inc.         Irving, TX (remote)

  • Successfully managed a portfolio of marketing and communications projects (including yearly membership renewal campaign resulting in an average 97% renewal rate) working with an internal team of writers, designers, and key stakeholders to create communications for print, online, video, and email.
  • Provide strategic advice and project management for yearly membership renewal communications and marketing campaign.
  • Project manage and provide strategic direction and planning for a multi-departmental project that highlights the global impact of members’ socially conscious endeavors.
  • Write and edit for member-facing and external online and print publications.
  • Create and oversee special project budgets, including managing contractors and vendors and applying for internal funds as needed.
  • Maintain relationships with multiple departments, members, and contractors for successful fulfillment of various marketing and communications projects.
  • Provide onsite support at organization’s annual flagship global event for more than 2,000 attendees.
  • Provide support and expertise in marketing research and data analytics for email marketing, social media and web.

June 2012- current                 The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues             Ken Albala (ed.). SAGE Publications, Inc, 2014.
Three-volume reference work exploring the topic of food across multiple disciplines.

  • Researched and recruited contributors for 500 entry topics.
  • Reviewed entries.
  • Contributed two topic articles: “Health Food Stores” and “Raw Food Diets.”

January 2008- September 2013                 Young Presidents’ Org., Inc.                   Irving, TX (remote)

  • Manage company intranet staff news section; write, edit and post staff-related news stories
  • Contributing writer to member-facing online and print publications
  • Manage new projects, like organizational history exhibit and website – writing, editing, art directing
  • Provide professional, administrative and technical support to the marketing and communications department
  • Support website, social media and mobile marketing projects
  • Plan and coordinate department meetings and retreats for team of 16
  • Maintain schedule and travel details for chief marketing officer
  • Prepare expense reports for chief marketing officer
  • Build and send HTML email marketing blasts using Dreamweaver and Lyris software
  • Create and analyze marketing email metrics reports

June 2005- December 2007                    Community Art Center, Inc.                    Cambridge, MA
After school youth arts education non-profit

  • Wrote all grant proposals, website copy and agency newsletter
  • Planned and produced agency’s signature annual event, the “Do It Your Damn Self!!” National Youth Video and Film Festival, for an audience of over 900 youth and adults
  • Maintained communications with donors, artists, members of the local business community, academics and the media
  • Presided over all marketing and promotions
  • Designed marketing and promotional materials and web content

April 2005- October 2007                       Tremont 647/ Rouge       South End, Boston, MA
Casual fine dining, Special events; Chef Andy Husbands

September 2004- April 2005                        Bertucci’s                        Boston, MA
Casual dining

May 2004- August 2005                        KSM Staffing            Boston, MA
Special events/banquets

September 2002- April 2004                        TGI Friday’s            Boston, MA
Casual dining