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My Resume


Milk Street Magazine           
Senior Staff Writer & Digital Manager
2017 to 2023
Boston, Mass. (remote)

  • Partnered with Editorial Director to shape editorial vision and plan, assign, write and/or edit content for Milk Street Magazine, including the website, recipes, blogs, emails, social media platforms, cooking school & e-commerce store

  • Cooked with home cooks and chefs around the world to write stories and bring recipes home, including Portugal for cornbread, Italy for roast pork, Georgia (the country) for roast chicken with walnuts, the Canary Islands for wrinkled potatoes and more

  • Worked with Test Kitchen to develop and test 300+ recipes and food trends from travel, including ingredient deep dives on Turkish pomegranate molasses and Spanish paprika

  • Managed digital team and collaborated with e-commerce, social and marketing teams to ensure Milk Street voice & SEO best practices in daily blog posts, product descriptions, newsletters and other online content

  • Strategized email A/B tests and used analytics to create and promote content, leading to a 314% increase in annual store traffic from emails & 9% increase in sale conversions  

  • Ghost-wrote weekly weeknight cooking columns for Associated Press and Boston Globe

  • Researched, tested recipes and wrote seven to nine stories per issue, as well as other copy and sidebars. Wrote ingredient how-tos, explainers and roundups. Copy edited all magazine issues, newsletters, cooking school materials and marketing copy to AP style

Lifestyles Freelance Writer & Copy Editor                    2016 to Present
Barcelona, Spain 

  • Wrote and photographed for Milk Street, Associated Press, CNN, Boston Globe, American Public Media, The Philadelphia Inquirer,, Luxury Travel Advisor, several AAA publications and more​

  • Created and edited web content for Circles Learning Labs, a Barcelona-based executive training start-up. Took control of voice of email communications

Associated Press                             State Government Editor/East Region Newsperson

2014 to 2016
Philadelphia, Pa.

  • Coordinated coverage from 10 state capitals from Ohio to New Jersey to Maine. Ensured steady flow of Sunday enterprise options. Allocated limited resources to balance needs of long-term projects with daily demands and concrete deadlines

  • Responded to breaking news and wrote or updated stories. Performed first-line edits for dozens of stories a day. Contributed reporting. Wrote compelling headlines. Planned and edited enterprise stories. Coordinated with multimedia staff and AP journalists worldwide

Philadelphia Obituary Project                           
Executive Director, Board Member

2016 to Present
Philadelphia, Pa.

  • Founding editor of Philadelphia Obituary Project (, a 501(c)3 nonprofit website that honors the city’s homicide victims with positive stories

  • Manage team of six freelancers and support staff to ensure steady flow of content and social media presence. Pursue grant funding through foundations and small donors. Foster relationships with police department, victims services groups and affected families 


Philadelphia Daily News                              Assistant City Editor

2008 to 2014
Philadelphia, Pa

  • Oversaw team of up to 10 reporters, coordinating coverage of breaking news and daily assignments on politics, education, court and police beats. Trained legacy newsroom to embrace digital-first publishing, social media engagement and SEO best practices

  • Managed internship program and established university partnerships. Mentored interns who went on to The New York Times, Politico, Denver Post and other large publications                          
Founder, Editor                         
2012 to 2017
Philadelphia, Pa. 

  • Created hyperlocal Wordpress website covering restaurants, development, events and other topics across South Philadelphia. Published 10 to 15 posts a week for up to 1 million page views per year. Recruited more than 30 volunteer contributors and oversaw two part-time employees. Built Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to 20,000 followers

  • Named one of “The Ten: On the Rise in Philly Food” by Food Network

Temple University                          Adjunct Professor                       
2008 to 2012
Philadelphia, Pa. 

  • Customized curriculum for Writing for Journalism focusing on hands-on training, multimedia storytelling and social media. Helped find outlets to publish student work


Temple University                          Master of Journalism, 2005                Philadelphia, Pa. 

American University                      Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, 2000       Washington,D.C. 

Skills & Honors

  • Best Overall Food Coverage 2019 by the Association of Food Journalists (co-named with Milk Street’s editorial director). Staff nomination as 2018 finalist for James Beard Award for Best Dining and Travel; Finalist for 2018 Publication of the Year by IACP

  • Certified B2 level of Spanish (professionally proficient)

  • Worked 14 years in restaurants, starting as a cook at 16 and rising to fine-dining front of house

  • Proficiency with: Wordpress, Airtable, Klaviyo and Mailchimp, Google Analytics, Google Suite, Photoshop and InDesign. Familiarity with HTML and CSS

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