- Developed content to create and pitch story ideas to the media
- Raised awareness for Association's peer-reviewed journals by writing monthly news release highlighting research articles and distributing to health/science journalists.
- Created & managed press events at global scientific satellite meetings; coordinated social media posts
- Supported press office operations for Alzheimer's More ...
Director of Media Relations
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital | Memphis, TN, USA
February 2016 - June 2017
- Disseminated hospital's latest scientific research, clinical programs and achievements through news releases in local, national and international media outlets
- Produced video assets and provided social media messaging
- Supervised media relations and science writing staff
- Contributed to strategic communication plan
- Assisted in crisis communication situations
- Pitched and placed stories More ...
University of Chicago | Chicago, IL, USA
November 2013 - July 2015
- Provided communication counsel, media outreach, writing and editing, multimedia production, and social media messaging to highlight significant research findings and programs.
- Produced a feature story and media materials to support the announcement of the MacArthur Foundation grant to the University of Chicago Crime Lab
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University of Chicago
Masters, Liberal Arts | Chicago, IL, USA
Master of Liberal Arts program to broaden my understanding of the world and improve my strategic thinking.
For my special project to graduate, I created an audio essay about what the concept of home means to people who are living on the streets or in homeless shelters in Chicago.
University of Illinois at Springfield
Masters, Communications | Springfield, IL, USA
Focus of my program was public relations. My thesis examined the role of the public information officer in state government.
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Bachelors, Radio-TV | Carbondale, IL, USA
Major: Radio-TV; Minor: Journalism
My focus was broadcast news and I worked in the newsrooms at the campus TV and radio stations, as well as a commercial radio station in Carbondale while a student at SIU.