I’ve spent more than 20 years working in media and communication, both in the U.S. and abroad. I began my career as a researcher and editor at the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center, the first institute for the advanced study of mass communication and technological change.
As a journalist, I interviewed musicians and politicians alike for MTV News, was a regular contributor to ABC’s Sunday “Good Morning America,” and wrote for CNN, Newsweek, Brides and more. My investigative reporting as a contributing editor for SELF magazine won awards, garnered additional media attention – and sparked a passion for public health issues that ultimately led me to shift my career and work for the United Nations in Rome, Italy.
After five years of working in corporate communication at two UN agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Fund for Agricultural Development – I chose to return “home” to Colorado and start my own company in 2008. Since that time, I have had the privilege to work with dozens of clients in an array of industries and deliver strategic communication services that make a real difference to organizations.
I earned an M.A. in communication management from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, and a B.A. in political science from Columbia University, including one year at the London School of Economics. I’ve completed board governance training from the Colorado Nonprofit Association, and am a graduate of the Hoffman Process in St. Helena, California.