online portfolio & WRITING SAMPLES

With a B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University's prestigious Medill School of Journalism, I am a strong, jack-of-all-trades writer who can write anything from a long-form feature article to a blog post, media pitch or product description for business communications.

My work has been featured in publications including Fast Company, New York Magazine, The Good Trade, 7x7 Magazine, ChicagoInno, Her Campus and more. A few published clips can be found below (please request PR/business communcations samples):

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The Good Trade
"Demystifying Feminism: 5 Ways To Support Girl-Power Movements Around the World" 

When women’s lives are transformed, they can impact change in their families and communities. Here are some tangible ways that we, as global citizens, can take part in the girl-power movement, wherever we are in the world.

The Good Trade
"Impact Investing 101: 15 Socially-Responsible ETFs To Help You Get Started" 

With the emerging impact investing movement advocating a “purpose and profit” ideology, it’s never been easier to align your finances with the social causes that you’re passionate about.

 7x7 Magazine  "Hot 20: Elon Musk, the Visionary"   Wrote profiles of Silicon Valley's movers and shakers for 7x7's "Hot 20" issue, published in print + online.

7x7 Magazine
"Hot 20: Elon Musk, the Visionary"

Wrote profiles of Silicon Valley's movers and shakers for 7x7's "Hot 20" issue, published in print + online.

Fast Company
"Small Cars Have A Big Problem" 

Microcar design has yet to nail the X factor, as manufacturers work to fix perception with the right combination of styling and tech.

 7x7 Magazine  "Hot 20: Tony Fadell, the Gadgeteer"   Wrote profiles of Silicon Valley's movers and shakers for 7x7's "Hot 20" issue, published in print + online.

7x7 Magazine
"Hot 20: Tony Fadell, the Gadgeteer"

Wrote profiles of Silicon Valley's movers and shakers for 7x7's "Hot 20" issue, published in print + online.

The Cut (New York Magazine)
"Looking for Girl Power? Follow the White Guys (Ava DuVernay Says So)" 

Reported red carpets and events in New York City, and wrote this article stemming from Ava DuVernay's keynote at the BlogHer conference. 

Chicago Inno
"How Forth Chicago Is Fostering a Creative Community for Women and Ideas"

The beginnings of Forth Chicago, a quarterly season salon for the creative, entrepreneurial women of Chicago to gather and have the time and space to talk.

 The Good Trade  "  6 Travel Companies For The Impact-Minded Globe Trotter"    Impact-minded travel is a real way to broaden cultural perspectives, find a new normal in a foreign land, and realize we’re all just a small part of a big world. For starters, here are six of our favorite companies changing theworld through travel.

The Good Trade
"6 Travel Companies For The Impact-Minded Globe Trotter" 

Impact-minded travel is a real way to broaden cultural perspectives, find a new normal in a foreign land, and realize we’re all just a small part of a big world. For starters, here are six of our favorite companies changing theworld through travel.

 New York Magazine   "Real Wedding Album: A Snowy Penthouse To-Do"    Written for  New York  magazine's Winter 2016 Weddings issue, published in print + online.

New York Magazine
"Real Wedding Album: A Snowy Penthouse To-Do" 

Written for New York magazine's Winter 2016 Weddings issue, published in print + online.


PRINT MAGAZINE MAKING

Having worked in three newsrooms for magazines in New York, San Francisco and Chicago, I have an affinity for print publications and have had the chance to spearhead the creation and founding of multiple magazines, including developing the mission statement, magazine structure, content style guide, layout style guide, and managing editorial staff.

  Veracity Magazine, Issue 1.1   Founded a print magazine in college, exploring the intersection between faith and modern culture. Publication was offered a $25,000 grant by The Veritas Forum.

Veracity Magazine, Issue 1.1

Founded a print magazine in college, exploring the intersection between faith and modern culture. Publication was offered a $25,000 grant by The Veritas Forum.

 Revista de Grupos de Ahorro Comunitario   Developed a year-end magazine in Spanish for the HOPE International microfinance project in Lima, Peru. Distributed to 1000+ people to celebrate project milestones and tell stories of impact in the community. Executed all reporting, writing, and layout/graphic design, including sourcing a local printing company and vendor in Lima.

Revista de Grupos de Ahorro Comunitario 

Developed a year-end magazine in Spanish for the HOPE International microfinance project in Lima, Peru. Distributed to 1000+ people to celebrate project milestones and tell stories of impact in the community. Executed all reporting, writing, and layout/graphic design, including sourcing a local printing company and vendor in Lima.

  Veracity Magazine, Issue 1.3   Founded a print magazine in college, exploring the intersection between faith and modern culture. Publication was offered a $25,000 grant by The Veritas Forum.

Veracity Magazine, Issue 1.3

Founded a print magazine in college, exploring the intersection between faith and modern culture. Publication was offered a $25,000 grant by The Veritas Forum.