From 2014 to 2015, I served as content manager for the startup Holistic Genomics, where I researched biotechnology issues to generate articles and other written content for the company’s blog and social media accounts. This position demonstrated my ability to write for audiences beyond my field of study.
I have also served as remote project manager for an assistant professor of biomedical informatics at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. As project manager, I edited my client’s book chapter for length, clarity, and flow; designed infographics; and helped coordinate her schedule to finish a chapter in a biomedical informatics book. Additionally, I have experience conducting extensive research and analysis for a museum client’s grant with Hellenga Projects in 2012.
My master’s degree in urban planning from Harvard University has prepared me well for advanced writing and editing work in a number of different fields. My studies spanned topics in history, community organizing, public health, civil rights, economics, graphic design, data visualization, transportation theory, public policy, and the environment. My degree enhanced my natural skill at learning and simplifying complex concepts, to communicate relevant knowledge to other professionals and the lay public.