Boozhoo! Welcome to my portfolio. I’m glad you are here.
I am a writer, communications professional, editor, and newspaper designer. I currently do all things communications for Environmental Initiative, a nonprofit that facilitates partnerships to help solve environmental challenges. I’m typically in Minneapolis, but I am based in New Zealand for the year as I fulfill a dream of mine.
I previously was the managing editor for the Cordova Times in Cordova, Alaska. Before that I was a reporter and designer for the Mankato Free Press, one of the last remaining daily newspapers in Minnesota.
I graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities during the chaotic time that was May 2020, earning a bachelor of arts in Journalism with a minor in Psychology. I spent my college years at the Minnesota Daily student newspaper. There I held a variety of roles including editor, reporter, and podcast producer. I created a newsroom data visualization style and ethics guide and established a beat covering the environment. My other experience includes working as an intern for the Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, and Marshall Independent newspapers. My byline appears in publications and media organizations including MinnPost, Seattle Times, Associated Press, and U.S. World and News Report, among others.
While I was born and raised in the Midwest, I spent my summers during college living and working in small towns around Alaska. I also lived in Athens, Greece (and ate lots of bread and olive oil) for five months through a university exchange program.
I am a daughter, partner, friend, and sister. I’m a descendant of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and am on a journey to find my place in the world.
In my free time, I am a book worm, podcast enthusiast, Ojibwe language learner, and outdoor adventurer. I’m a certified scuba diver and have also run several half and one full marathon.