Pennsylvania State University                                                      August 1995 – May 1999
University Park, PA
B.A. in Journalism, B.A. in Women’s Studies, Minor in American Studies

City University of New York: Hunter College                            January 2010 – June 2011
New York, NY
M.S. Childhood Education; NYS Teaching Certification in Childhood Education (1-6) and Secondary English (6-12)

Writing & Editing Experience

Discovery Girls magazine; Campbell, CA
        Freelance Entertainment Editor                                           October 2011 – January 2017

  • Pitch celebrity interviews with publicists to write entertainment features

Girls' Life magazine, Baltimore, MD
       Entertainment Editor                                                                February 2009August 2011

  • Secure celebrity cover subjects with publicists
  • Slate, write and edit entertainment coverage for print and online
  • Handle promotional opportunities, partnerships and entertainment-focused specials

J-14 magazine, Bauer Publishing, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
        Deputy Editor                                                                           May 2006 – December 2008
        Entertainment Editor                                                              October 2004
May 2006
        Features Editor                                                                        May 2002
October 2004
        Associate Editor                                                                      March 2001
May 2002
        Editorial Assistant                                                                   September 2000
March 2001

  • Maintained relationships with publicists and pitched story ideas for monthly teen entertainment publication
  • Worked with editor-in-chief to determine editorial content and flat plan
  • Ran art meetings to conceptualize layouts and plan celebrity photo shoots
  • Assisted in writing and designing the cover
  • Conducted celebrity interviews and covered events
  • Assigned stories and event coverage to staff writers and freelancers
  • Maintained and edited magazine's website,
  • Wrote features and cover stories
  • Approved photos and layouts
  • Assisted in managing a staff of 12
  • Top edited, fact checked and final edited all copy and layouts

The Express Times, Bethlehem, PA
        Staff Writer                                                                                 September 1999
May 2000

  • Reported on area school districts and colleges/universities for daily news stories
  • Wrote human-interest features and story packages for weekend editions
  • Covered local community events regularly

Related Skills

Experience with Mac and Windows operating systems
Proficient with Google Docs, 
Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress
Savvy with Internet and Lexis-Nexis research techniques
Familiar with HTML and possess basic web-editing skills
Owner and designer of


Available upon request