Nonprofit Communications

In my role as Communications Manager for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska, a key facet of my job is interviewing families battling serious illnesses and telling the story of their illness, diagnosis, and treatment. I produce every aspect of family stories for RMHC, including taking and editing photographs. Here are links to a few examples:



In 2016, I guest-edited a story package for Pacific Standard on Conservation in the Age of Climate Change.

My role included finding contributors from across the globe (including Indonesia, New Zealand, Colombia, and China); soliciting and approving pitches for the project; editing the stories in conjunction with the editor-in-chief of Pacific Standard; and finalizing all stories for publication.

The finished package included seven features, four in-depth interviews, and two photoessays. The stories covered topics such as:

The full package was published in April and May of 2016. Click here to read all the stories.

Radio Stories

From 2010 to 2012, I was a Science and Health Reporter at KBIA 91.3 in Columbia, Missouri. While there, I produced a weekly news show focused on the energy and the environment called Under the Microscope. A few of my favorite pieces I reported while at KBIA are:

"White Nose Syndrome in Missouri" – This piece examined the unnerving rise of white-nose syndrome, a disease that decimated bat populations across the Eastern half of the United States.

"Missouri's Meth Addiction" – This piece examined the peculiarities of Missouri's meth problems, and how they differ from the problems faced in the rest of the United States

"Ha Ha Tonka Live at KBIA" – This is an interview I conducted with the band Ha Ha Tonka at KBIA in 2011.


Other Writing

While studying in Cuba in 2008, I wrote a travelogue published as "Notes from a Small Island: Travels in Cuba".

I've also been blogging since 2007. A few of my favorite posts include:

I've also worked as a staff music reviewer for PopMatters. Here's a link to all the reviews I wrote for them.