There are many ways I would describe myself — a Catholic, a wife, a mother, a bunny mom.
Right now, I aspire to add “author” to the list!
I’ve been working for a few years now on a Young Adult Catholic novel. It explores a teen girl’s struggle when her faith is challenged for the first time and her country faces an eminent war. The book draws upon my personal faith experiences and questions. My hope is that readers will find the book a comfort while on their faith journey and will encounter parts of Catholicism they may not have heard of before.
Here are some fun things to know about me:
- I love to see the “interesting” in the random aspects of life that would otherwise go unnoticed. I’ll make sure you see that weird leaf in someone’s yard, stop to appreciate an especially bright star, and point out every animal (alive or roadkill) while on a roadtrip.
- I have a rabbit who I consider my “first born” son. He’s even a Small Pet Select Ambassador and is on his way to building a dynasty around his cuteness!
- I became a girl scout when I was very young and stuck with it through high school. After completing my Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards, I represented the organization at the 100th anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C. I even met with former President Obama!
- I used to play in chess tournaments as a kid. I was not the next Bobby Fischer, but I do have my fair share of trophies. Through Girl Scouts, I started a chess club at The Gray House. It’s an organization that hosts an afterschool program for kids in the North End neighborhood of Springfield, Mass.
My Professional History
I work in Baystate Health’s Marketing Department as a Digital Content Coordinator. In the spirit of lifelong learning, I have used this opportunity to expand my skill set. Over the course of a year, I dug into search engine optimization best practices, reputation management, being an administrator of an intranet, and more. Each day brings a new challenge and a chance to make a difference!
Working in Television
From March 2018 to March 2019, I worked as a reporter and producer at WCAX in South Burlington, Vt. I covered a variety of hard and soft news, but had a focus on the metro area. From city to school board issues, I worked to present information in a clear and relatable way. Throughout my time at WCAX, I produced the weekend morning show and occasionally filled in producing the weekday 11 p.m. show. Part of my responsibilities included posting engaging content to social media and the station website. I also had to foster connections with sources and represent the company at a number of fairs.
I worked as a producer at NBC5 (WPTZ) in Plattsburgh, N.Y. for two years. In February 2016, I started out producing the weekend morning shows and the 10 p.m. show two days a week. For about eight months, in addition to the 10 p.m. shows during the week, I produced the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. shows on the weekends. I also served as an associate producer occasionally. In that role, I made web videos, wrote stories for web, helped write and edit stories, and filled in producing other newscasts.
In December 2015, I graduated Quinnipiac University a semester early with degrees in broadcast journalism and economics. During my time at QU, I served as entertainment director at the campus television station and was talent on some of the shows.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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Very professional, yet lively! You are very accomplished and should be very proud. I just checked and I follow your rabbit’s Instagram account, how about that!
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