EXPERIENCE

LEO BURNETT, Chicago, IL (2015 - Present)

Senior Copywriter

  • Creates both digital and print campaigns for Altria brands. 

BLAST RADIUS, Chicago, IL (2014 - 2015)

Copywriter

  • Wrote social media copy for the HP brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

NEWSWEEK, New York, NY (2014 - 2015)

Book Critic

  • Reviewed soon-to-be-released books for Newsweek magazine. Reviews appear both in print and online

 ADDITIONAL WRITING

  • Pitched, wrote and edited articles published in The New York Observer, Vanity Fair, National Lampoon, and Prevention Magazine. Developed brand strategy and website copy for tech startup Movable Ink. 

GREY ADVERTISING, New York, NY (2013 – 2014)

Copywriter

  • Created digital marketing campaigns on social media platforms for Papa John’s, the NFL, and MetroNational
  • Developed brand campaigns for Procter & Gamble that included writing creative briefs and aligning creative concepts with client business objectives for Downy, Febreze, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, UPMC, Panadol and Tums

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, New York, NY (2005 – 2013)

Staff Reporter, Features (2009 – 2013)

  • Pitched, wrote, photographed and edited articles for the features section, including over 2,000 articles, ranging from celebrity interviews and food stories to travel and human-interest pieces
  • Created, wrote, and edited weekly column “Best of New York,” which polled readers on different topics via social media and discovered the best of the five boroughs. Developed thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook • Articles featured on DrudgeReport.com, Gawker.com, Gothamist.com and National Public Radio 

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (SI.com), New York, NY (2006 – 2009)

Reporter

  • Wrote 100+ of articles for SI.com on pop culture and college sports • Contributed to the “E-Mailing It In” a weekly column in the Extra Mustard section of SI.com • Published weekly sports columns “Mythbusters” and “The Dean’s List” for SI.com 

CBS COLLEGE SPORTS, USA (2007 - 2008)

Reporter

  • Produced daily articles and multi-media content on the culture surrounding college basketball including a travel blog that provided a unique, behind-the-scenes look at college hoops and incorporated daily recaps, videos and photos • Videos featured on College Sports Tonight and CBS College Sports Network’s nightly roundup

ACTIVITIES

TANNENBAUM-STERNBERGER FOUNDATION, Greensboro, NC (2014 – Present)

Board of Directors

  • Sits on the board of this private foundation that strives to improve the quality of life for the people of Guilford County, NC, by funding projects that make a difference in the lives of the people in the community 

AYUDA INC., Quito, Ecuador, and New York, NY (2002 - 2014)

Board of Directors (2009-Present); Editor and Publicist (2002-2009)

  • Plan and manage regional medical supplies and health care educational operations for a non-profit organization that promotes youth-empowerment for children with type 1 diabetes in Latin America 

EDUCATION

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY (2004 - 2007)

Master of Fine Arts, Non-Fiction Writing

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, Hanover, NH (1998 - 2002)

BA in English, Honors Cum Laude

SKILLS

Language: Fluent in Spanish