Professional ​

I am an accomplished writer and consultant with 20 years’ experience in message research, communications strategy, concept development, writing, editing, and project management for educational institutions, hospitals and health systems, nonprofit organizations, and some corporate clients. 

Health and Medical Communications

1998 - present


I research and write patient education materials, feature articles, and marketing and fundraising communications for health-related nonprofits, advocacy organizations, and hospitals and healthcare systems. My projects involve interviewing physicians, nurses, researchers, and patients; consulting with medical experts; and collaborating with other creative professionals. Current and recent clients include Geisinger Magazine,, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and MaineHealth. 


Strategic Communications for Colleges, Schools, and Nonprofits
1998 - present


I develop creative concepts, brands and visual identities, and print and digital communications for colleges, universities, independent schools, nonprofits, and some corporate clients. I am involved in all aspects of each project, from initial research and interviews, to visual concept development, to copywriting and editing. I often work collaboratively with a team of graphic designers, web developers, photographers, account directors, and other writers. Often I partner with design and communications firms such as art270, Iris Creative, Kelsh Wilson Design (former staff member, 1999-2006), Rector Communications, Snavely Associates, and Swivel Studios.

Selected Clients
Health and Medicine
Children's Hospital of          Philadelphia
Cleveland Clinic
Einstein Health System
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Inova Schar Cancer Institute
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Penn Medicine
Wills Eye Institute
Young Survival Coalition
Education/ Cultural
Arizona State University College Possible Philadelphia
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Virginia Medical        School
Oregon State University
Sacred Heart University
Smithsonian Latino Center
Susquehanna University
University of Delaware
University of Vermont
Villanova University - Charles   Widger School of Law
Design Firms
Iris Creative
Merz Branding
Snavely Associates
Swivel Studios
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

​Master of Arts, English Literature

Full-tuition scholarship and Presidential Fellowship 

Graduate instructor (first-year writing, British Literature I)

Assistant to the Director of University Publications 

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

​Master of Arts, English Literature

Full-tuition scholarship, graduated with distinction

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

​Bachelor of Arts, English Literature

Benjamin Franklin Scholars General Honors Program

Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude