At heart, I am a writer.

I started scribbling stories and poems in my bedroom when I was eight. In college, I was a writing consultant, tutoring all levels of students and helping them learn to write — a job I absolutely loved. I even became a “lead consultant” who helped hire and mentor new tutors. After undergrad I earned an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri, a prestigious journalism program. My degree provided me an excellent foundation for a variety of storytelling methods.

My writing experience includes:

Short and long-form news stories, news editing

Scriptwriting for radio and video

Ghostwriting speeches and thought leadership articles

SEO updates for websites and blogs

Web pages and landing pages

Google Ads and social media ads

Social media posts for businesses and nonprofits

Press releases and investor communications

Donor communications: annual reports and solicitations

Some writing samples:

Professional Blogging & Thought Leadership (Ghostwriting): Sometimes writing means you don’t get a byline. You’ll notice a very similar style to mine, though.

Journalism & Features:

  • Hugs and DrugsHow a 200-sq-ft pharmacy, tucked in the back of a liquor store, became a critical dispensary for HIV/AIDS and cancer patients.
  • Boone County Public Defenders Refuse Cases: After years of being denied the funding needed to properly function, public defenders began refusing to take on clients assigned to them. This piece examines how this situation came to be.

Personal Essays: See more at waywardshe.com, the site I created to feature my personal essay collection.