Experience & Education

Recently, I have been a Generic Corporate Hotel night auditor, real estate paralegal and barista. As I work to pay the bills, I have also rented hotel rooms to sex workers; judged homeowners based on their real estate transactions (you might be surprised just how many couples divorce very shortly after purchasing a home and what you can learn about a family from reading a will); and provided the valuable service of making specialty espresso drinks to those who like that sort of thing, all while listening to their gossip from behind the espresso machine.  In short, I keep busy gathering material for the sprawling meta-novel not few 20-somethings aspire to write.

As an undergraduate at Boston University, I served as the editor-in-chief of The Daily Free Press, the campus’s independent student newspaper, during the spring 2008 semester. I also worked as the editorial page editor in the fall of 2007, and as a features editor in spring 2007.

I was a trustee for the Back Bay Publishing Co., Inc., the student-run corporation that publishes the Free Press between November 2007 and May 2009. I also served as its president while editor-in-chief and as its chairwoman in April and May 2009.

During summer 2007, I interned at The Tonawanda News, which is a daily newspaper that covers several towns in upstate New York, where I grew up.

I am working to develop pieces as a freelance writer now. I have a strong interest in integrating traditional social sciences with journalism interviewing techniques.

While at BU, I majored in history and minored in Latin in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as minoring in journalism through the College of Communication. My academic interests include urban policy, journalism history and attempts to revive the Latin language.