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About Me

I am a professional journalist based in sunny Tampa, Fl. 

I have a BA in English with a minor in communications. 

Currently, I write for the Charlotte Sun Newspaper, Charlotte Weekly and St. Pete Life Magazine, though I am always looking to broaden my horizons!

Industries I Write About

Lifestyle

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My Writing Samples

Pink Drinks: Think pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Article for St. Pete Life Magazine promoting local restaurants and bars.

http://stpetelifemag.com/2019/09/pink-drinks-think-pink-for-breast-cancer-awareness-month/

High profile: Medical marijuana use on the rise

Article on medical marijuana laws in Florida, information on how to apply for a medical marijuana card and an interview with local doctor and advocate.

https://www.yoursun.com/coastal/health/high-profile-medical-marijuana-use-on-the-rise/article_106da88a-c346-11e9-9f30-634d57e0f659.html

Experience

Journalist

• Wrote and published articles about community concerns and achievements and covered breaking news for the local newspaper. • Attended and photographed local events and created spotlight pieces on resident interests. • Wrote news briefs, breaking news and developed content for publication on social media accounts.

Company: Charlotte Sun Newspaper

I worked there from 10/2016 until now

Journalist

• Wrote human interest stories focused on life in and around St. Petersburg. • Covered events throughout the area and acted as a representative for the magazine, increasing awareness and readership of the publication. • Used a combination of PR-style and journalistic writing to appeal to a wide audience and promote local brands and businesses.

Company: St. Pete Life Magazine

I worked there from 8/2018 until now

Journalist

• Wrote articles that engaged the readership with a variety of businesses, art programs, nature programs and fundraisers. • Created advertisement-style articles and press releases for area companies. • Established and maintained connections with local business owners, public relations representative, schools and government officials. • Covered and photographed regional human interest events.

Company: Charlotte Weekly

I worked there from 11/2016 until now

Social Media Manager

• Created content for Boar's Head/Metz Culinary Management to use on social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. • Posted daily updates on social media accounts and engaged with students/customers. • Designed and maintained menus advertising meal offerings. • Worked closely with regional branch to develop impactful ad campaigns and increase brand popularity online.

Company: Boar's Head Deli

I worked there from 8/2016 until 5/

Content I Write