Nicholas School of the Environment (NSOE)
Duke University, Durham, NC
ConcentrationEcosystem Science and Conservation
Coursework: Community Based Environmental Management,  Environmental Issues and Documentary Arts, Urban Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Tropical Ecology, Qualitative Research Methods, Social Science Survey Methods

Master’s Project: Citizen Science Butterfly Monitoring: Improving Volunteer Engagement and Data Usability

  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), Chapel Hill, NC
  Coursework: Conservation Biology, Fundamentals of Ecology, Environmental Conservation, Climate Change, Medical and Science Reporting
Communications ManagerSociety for the Study of Evolution
I create copy, design graphics, and manage the communications calendar for the Society. Responsibilities include maintaining the website, engaging with the community through social media, administering award competitions, and crafting monthly newsletters. March 2017 – Present.
Digests Editor, Evolution

I edit manuscripts and manage reviews for short summary articles about original research articles published in the journal Evolution. October 2016 – Present.


Writer, Natural History Magazine

I am a monthly contributor of short news stories on evolution, paleontology, and other natural history topics, as well descriptive pieces accompanying photos of exceptional animal behavior. May 2015 – Present.


Communications Assistant, NSOE Communications Office, Durham, NC

Wrote press releases and news articles about student and faculty research and activities for the NSOE website and magazine. September 2014 –  May 2016.


Blogger, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC

Write two to four blog posts every month about conservation and my experiences in nature. September 2014 – May 2016.


Co-Editor, eno Magazine, Durham, NC

Seek out and select literature, poetry, photographs, and artwork to be included in each issue and design magazine layout using InDesign. Organize outreach events and manage publication schedule. September 2015 – Present.


Communications Intern, Conservation Trust for NC, Raleigh, NC

Wrote stories for the website and newsletter focusing on CTNC’s programs for connecting young adults with the outdoors. Managed social media outlets and contributed to development campaigns. Redesigned newsletter template using InDesign. May – August 2015.


Editor-in-Chief, Carolina Scientific, Chapel Hill, NC

Led six-member editorial board and 30-member staff in producing a 40-page magazine about research at UNC each semester. Worked with board to recruit and manage staff, set schedule, and develop vision for the organization. Oversaw content production and design in Adobe InDesign. August 2013 – May 2014.

Communications Intern, UNC Nutrition Research Institute Office of Community Outreach, Kannapolis, NC

Produced written and visual content for the NRI newsletter, professional proposals, and website. Led tours of NRI facilities for teachers, professional groups, and potential corporate partners. May– August 2012.

Research Assistant, UNC Biology Department, Chapel Hill, NC
Assisted in research on insects’ phenological responses to invasive plants and climate change. Trained and supervised five undergraduate lab assistants. Managed four graduate experiments. May 2013 – August 2014


Undergraduate Researcher, UNC Biology Department, Chapel Hill, NC

Conducted experiments under Dr. Joel Kingsolver studying beneficial acclimation in Manduca sexta caterpillars and changes in first flight date of NC butterflies. Analyzed data using R and reported results. September 2012 – May 2014.

Experienced in R, NVivo, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs Editors Suite, and Adobe Premiere and InDesign.
  Recipient of the 2014 National Association of Science Writers Travel Fellowship to the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), National Association of Science Writers (NASW) and Science Communicators of North Carolina (SCONC).