• Excellent writer with experience driving communications strategy for a wide range of educational organizations;
  • Experience designing creative events for diverse audiences, including conferences, retreats, and milestone celebrations;
  • Proven ability to bring order to ongoing and emerging projects in ways that are flexible and sympathetic to the needs of multiple users.


Emory University
Senior Program Coordinator/Outreach Coordinator
February 2014 – present

Coordinate outreach projects—special events, external communications, grant-funded public science projects, student and faculty recruitment—for a large, research-active department. Created successful multi-site high school internship program.

Emory University
Editorial Assistant to Robert A. Paul, Ph.D.
October 2010 – January 2014

Managed North American book reviews commissioned for The International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Contributed to the development of an editorial vision for this section of the journal via reader’s reports on research trends in the field.

Emory University
Instructor and Administrator                       
January 2009 – July 2013

While a PhD Fellow in Emory’s Laney Graduate School, developed and taught two undergraduate courses in the core curriculum. Introduced students to archival research using transcripts of therapy sessions from a medical archive as instructional material—my students were the first undergraduates granted access to this restricted material.

As a Composite Letter Writer for Emory’s Pre-Health Mentoring Office, conducted interviews with Emory students applying to medical and dental programs and completed letters summarizing students’ Emory career. Processed print materials for long-term safe storage and assisted in the organization of a finding aid to promote research access as a Processing Assistant in the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL). 

Internal Revenue Service Washington, D.C.                          
Communications Intern                                                        
May 2007 – August 2007          

Administrative tasks included composing and mailing official correspondence, organizing files, editing website. Supported the Communications and Public Affairs unit in their efforts to educate citizens about tax law by overseeing the editing and restructuring of the IRS Video Production Handbook, leading to a more effective process for creating instructional videos. 

Educational Testing Service, Washington, D.C.                  
Communications and Public Affairs Intern                          
June 2005 – September 2006

Attended congressional meetings on education policy and wrote reports highlighting key points, integrating my own research on emerging education issues. Coordinated and edited state profiles outlining education budgets, policies, and testing requirements.


Technology Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office, Mac OS, Blackboard, WordPress, ScholarOne, OPUS, Google, Cascade, Compass. Social-media savvy (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

Other Skills: Public speaking, musical theory and vocal performance.


Ph.D. Emory University
2007-May 2013
Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture, History, and Society in the Institute of the Liberal Arts
Certificate in  Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Academic Candidate
Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute

Clarion West Writer’s Workshop
Class of 2008

B.A. Christopher Newport University
Psychology and Leadership Studies and Literature/Creative Writing (Magna Cum Laude)