For most of my career, I’ve worked in both print and television newsrooms. I led social media strategy, coached on audience engagement tactics and trained journalists on multiplatform storytelling.
I now use the skills honed in newsrooms as the social media director at the University of Virginia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m based in my hometown of Durham, North Carolina.
I’m committed to sharing the knowledge I have with younger journalists and others interested in media. This was one of the reasons why I became an adjunct instructor at Shaw University. I taught mass communication classes, including the university’s first-ever social media management course, for two years.
I’m am the former organizer of the Online News Association Triangle NC chapter. I also participated in the 2017 Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. As a continuation of the program, I coach #DigitalWomenLeaders.
I earned a B.A. in mass communication from Peace College (William Peace University) and a M.A. in journalism from the American University School of Communication.
Outside of work, I enjoy trying new restaurants in the Triangle, watching documentaries and baking pies.