With experience in reporting, creative non-fiction, educational interpretive writing and editing for the web, I am a writer and editor passionate about making complex ideas broadly accessible.
- Editorial intern, High Country News; Paonia, CO — July-Dec. 2013
Wrote weekly blog posts with strong news hooks. Pitched and wrote front-of-the-book content for print magazine, with focus on science, environment, public land policy, and social concerns of the Western U.S.
- Web Content Editor, City of Albuquerque; Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 2012 - June 2013
Updated homepage and edited content for www.cabq.gov’s 14,000+ page website. Trained website contributors in Plone CMS, web best practices and City style guides. Created and wrote a Website Help and Hints blog for continued training, distributed to 130+ contributors. Tweeted under official City Twitter handle.
- Communications Officer, ABQ BioPark; Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 2011- Feb. 2012
Wrote and edited press releases and interpretive signs. Maintained website, online calendars and Facebook presence. Collaborated with graphic designer to develop posters, maps and interpretive panels. Developed a photo management system using Adobe Lightroom to catalog 14,000+ images. Took photographs for press releases and online social media marketing. Reported on Zoo’s state-wide herpetology research.
- Legal Assistant, Law Office of Jacquelyn Robins; Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 2007- May 2010
Corresponded with Federal, State and City courts, prosecutors and clients. Drafted and edited legal documents and managed billing. Developed new approaches to help clients better understand the law and their options.
- Intern, Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, Wolf Lake, IN, Aug. 2005 - Aug. 2006
Led educational programs and interpretive hikes for children grades K-8. Developed camp curriculum, after-school activities and a Science Olympiad test. Wrote and designed a brochure for the Center’s 40th anniversary celebration.
- Field Assistant & Maple Scholar, Merry Lea Environmental Center, Wolf Lake, IN, June - Aug. 2002 - 2003
Supervised a high school intern as we collected, preserved and identified native insects for the instructional entomology collection and undergraduate research scholarship. Banded and gathered data on song birds for national MAPS banding program.
Goshen College, Goshen, IN — B.A.: environmental studies and writing
Science, legal and web writing, editing and reporting. Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Lightroom. Microsoft Office and SharePoint, Plone Content Management System and HTML coding. Social media platforms Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube for business marketing