Volunteer Work

  • Web 2.0 team member, Facebook coordinator, and Twitter tag team member for The Pixel Project, a global campaign to end violence against women (Oct. 2009–present)
  • Online marketing and promotion for an event held by St. Louis nonprofit Catch a Falling Star (Oct. 2009)

What am I up to?

  • Planning outreach efforts for the soon-to-come redesigned Child Welfare Information Gateway website.
  • Looking for fun opportunities to do online marketing and social media work outside of my day job.
  • Manning the Pixel Project's and the Harvard Business School Club of Washington, DC's social networks.
  • Planning and implementing digital strategy for client communications campaigns.
  • Doing day-to-day tasks: promoting Child Welfare Information Gateway and the Children's Bureau products, services, and issues; listening to and engaging with audiences; and staying on top of WebTrends data to see how we’re doing.


Versatile communications professional and social media enthusiast with more than 7 years of experience working with clients to plan, manage, and implement strategic communications, marketing, issue advocacy, and branding programs online and offline.


Digital public relations, social media marketing, public affairs, and issue advocacy.

Work History

Work History
2007 - Present

Associate/Marketing Outreach Coordinator

ICF International

  • Develop and implement strategic communications plans to promote client issues, services, and products
  • Communicate with and engage stakeholders online and offline on behalf of clients
  • Manage public relations and marketing projects, including outreach, web/interactive, social networking, e-mail marketing, materials development, advertising, direct mail, video production, research, and campaign analysis
  • Produce copy, provide writing/editing support and art direction to the product development team, and write articles and assist with story list development for a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) online digest
  • Oversee client social networks and social media monitoring and lead content strategy and development
Accomplishments: Executing annual integrated communications plans for award-winning issue awareness campaigns and establishing the first Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services social networks.
2008 - 2008

Graduate Student Intern

  • Supported the public affairs/government relations practice and the marketing and brand strategy practice in executing public relations activities, including implementing campaign strategies, researching congressional initiatives, media monitoring, drafting and editing documents, assisting with events, and participating in brainstorming sessions
  • Assisted with agency business development efforts 
Clients: Shire Pharmaceuticals, Yamaha Motor Company, Home Safety Council, Waters Corporation, Textured Coatings of America, Consumers United for Energy Solutions, First Candle, Kent State University, Governors State University, and Northampton Community College
2005 - 2007

Communications Coordinator

ICF International
  • Supported senior communications managers—deputy director, product development, web, and marketing—in promoting client brand, products, and services and producing web content and print products
  • Oversaw the development, review, approval, and production of approximately 40 products a year, and collaborated with internal teams, IT, Creative Services, vendors, and other parties
  • Researched and wrote web and print content to meet stakeholder information needs
  • Managed production budget
  • Served as client point of contact
  • Coordinated web content posting, conducted quality assurance reviews, and produced web analytics reports

Accomplishments: Implementing Child Welfare Information Gateway’s new brand identity, supervising staff involved with the rebranding effort, and contributing to client issue awareness campaigns and outreach efforts.

2002 - 2005

Graphic Designer, Graphic Artist, Publications Specialist

ICF International
  • Provided materials development, proposal, presentation, and graphic design services for corporate and client projects as part of the Creative Services group

Accomplishments: Creating new brand identities and brand products for the Welfare Peer Technical Assistance Network and the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center.



Advocacy/Social Media/PR


Digital Video



Project Management




Strategic communications/public relations Digital communications/social media Marketing Outreach Web and product development E-mail marketing Project management Client relations