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I am a writer, communications professional, copy editor, and graphic designer. I currently do all things communications for Environmental Initiative, a nonprofit that facilitates partnerships to help solve environmental challenges. I also design the Cordova Times, a weekly newspaper in Cordova, Alaska.
In another life, I was a reporter and copy editor 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, the Star Tribune, 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.
In my free time, I am a book worm, podcast enthusiast, and outdoor adventurer. I’m a certified scuba diver and have also run several half and one full marathon.