Writing Samples & other items

Summary

The common thread in my life has been reprocessing of information. Collecting, sorting, repackaging, and sending out information is what I am good at, and I've done it in many different situations. After many years studying Russian, I left it behind to focus on the marine environment. I spent a few years as a kayak guide, always learning more about marine biology and my surroundings to share with my clients. Next I moved to a position coordinating volunteers, and found myself keeping track of organizational information so I could keep my volunteers up to date. In grad school, I began a formal study of the best ways to move information from sources to audiences. I began working with an environmental non-profit to track environmental news and update their audience online through social media. I finished my master's degree in 2010, but continue to develop my communications skill set and to learn all I can.

As part of packaging information, I have developed skills in written communication and graphic design, showcased in the portfolio of this VisualCV. For full professional information, please see my LinkedIn profile.

Video of me presenting at a Facebook knowledge share event at Groundwire

Recent blogs I have written for People For Puget Sound

Photos taken at Seven Star Women's Kung Fu

Oral History Interviews

I did a series of oral histories for People For Puget Sound. After a one hour interview, I transcribed the conversation and edited it down to 1,500-4,000 words, depending on the amount of material covered.

Greg and Kara Whittaker - owners, Alki Kayak Tours

Anne Murphy - Executive Director, Port Townsend Marine Science Center

Paul Rudell - master's student, School of Marine Affairs

Pat Pearson - Washington State University Water Quality Agent for Jefferson County

Fred Felleman - marine environmental consultant and activist