My goal in communication is to bring light to darkness, clarity to confusion, and truth to all. I am insatiably curious about fundamental inequities and the hope of a practical solution. More often than not, I find answers in education.

Education and Affiliations

Texas Master Naturalist, 2013

International Association of Genocide Scholars, 2007

London School of Economics, London, UK — MSc in Media and Communication, 2007

The Master’s College, Los Angeles, CA – BA in Print Media, 2005

Work Experience

Reporting Fellow, Education Writer's Association, present

Reporter, Folo Media, 2017-2018
Covered education issues affecting vulnerable communities and contributing to inequity in San Antonio, one of the most economically segregated cities in the United States.

Staff Education Reporter, Rivard Report, 2016-2017
Coverage of 16 schools districts, six higher ed institutions as well as relevant state and national legislation and local initiatives.

Freelance Writer and Editor, 2007-present
In addition to nonprofit news reporting as the freelance education reporter for The Rivard Report, I managed an array of commercial projects, primarily corporate websites and blogs. Managing the various deadlines and invoicing systems has enhanced my organizational skills.

Product Manager, Ker and Downey, 2012-2015
Responsible for research and product development for one of the world’s leading luxury tour operators.

  • Provide content (self-produced or outsourced) and ideas for eblasts, drip campaigns, and magazine articles
  • Monitor live bookings in South American and Europe to ensure that supplier standards are maintained and in-house consultants are making use of all resources available to meet deadlines, quotas, and sales goals
  • Provide sales staff with logistical and product information, including relevant updates from suppliers and local governments
  • Conduct product trainings as necessary
  • Set up supplier webinars and trainings
  • Host webinars for agents and direct clients featuring regional products
  • Find and vet private guides, tour operators and luxury hotels in South America and Europe.


Other Media

Contributor—Relevant Magazine, July and August 2017

Freelance—Texas Monthly Specialty Publications, 2013-2017
Visit San Antonio Guide and Texas Tourism and Meeting Guide

Freelance—Enveritas Group, 2016
Google Trips “Destination Expert,” provided all data, rankings, and logistics for San Antonio City Guide on the Google Trips App. 2016

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