Words have power.
That's a lesson I learned early in life. Now, I'm using that power every day by working as a journalist.
No matter what my story assignment is, I take it seriously. I conduct high-level research using tried-and-true investigative practices; I let my curiosity lead the way as I prepare questions for my sources, and I take those conversations to heart. Whether it's an award-winning scientist, a Mayor of a big town, a victim of sexual assault, a police officer or a drag queen, I listen intently during interviews because what they have to say and how they say it matters. I compare notes, I research more, I draft, then re-draft, then edit myself down. I triple-check that my facts are straight before sending it in. I take pride in my work and I love what I do.
Check out some of my work below and shoot me a message if you need a strong writer or freelancer for your company. I'd love to chat!
"Practice-Changing" Trial Introduces New Standard of Care for Breast Cancer Patients
How Salary Transparency Can Help Employers Find and Keep Top Talent
eFFECTOR Takes Road Less Traveled to Maximize Cancer Treatment
Research Shows Stem Cells Might Become a Game Changer for Multiple Sclerosis
Scientists and Engineers Have Among the Highest Employment Rates, Study Shows
Is A Career In BioTech Right For You?
Tips From A Recruiter: Why Interview Preparation Is Key
Why Now Is The Best Time To Make The Switch To Pharma and Biotech
How To Know If Remote Work Is Right For You
How One Night Changed A Year: UGA Student Shares Her Story of Reporting Sexual Misconduct
Students Say Resources to Prevent Sexual Assault May Not Be Enough
UGA Math Professor Under Investigation For Alleged Sexual Misconduct Against Multiple Students
In Her Words: UGA Student Discusses Process of Reporting Rape
Kicked Off Campus: How UGA Issues Barring Notices and What They Mean
UGA Costa Rica Sale Worries Students, Faculty About Future Study Abroad Opportunities
Welcoming A Historic Commission: Athens Mayor Kelly Girtz Joins New Commissioners in City Hall
Battling For A Blue District: District 10 Rep. Jody Hice Faces First Challenger Since Elected in 2014
Moving On From Mayor: Nancy Denson Recounts Her Time In Office
Welcome to Earthsong, a Sustainable Community -- Photos, Video and Text. Made with Adobe Spark Page on an iPhone. Published here.
Teaching Life's Lessons -- Photos, Video and Text. Published here.
A little more on me, as a journalist...
My first date with journalism was at The Red & Black, an independent newspaper in Athens, Georgia. When I started there, I was writing up the daily crime reports and covering events around town and on the University of Georgia campus. Over time, I wrote profiles I loved, covered breaking news and politics, and looked at trends in the community. But I found myself drawn to write more about crime and uncover what stories were beneath the shorthand crime reports I was reading every day. Using investigative journalism tools I learned there and in class at the University of Georgia's Grady College, I chose to write about how sexual assault is handled on college campuses.
I was recognized by the Georgia College Press Association in 2018 for Excellent Watchdog Journalism for my and a colleague's work on this story that looks at the process of reporting rape on a college campus from a victim's perspective. I continued to cover the topic and wrote several other stories exploring this largely under-reported topic. I am passionate about covering sexual assault stories and spreading news of these stories from other reporters because I demand justice for the victims affected.
Nowadays, my story topics are a bit different. Lately, I've been most excited about my ongoing work with BioSpace, a hub for all things life sciences and biopharma. I write about newly developed technologies and therapies that are going to change the lives of the people affected by certain cancers and diseases. I enjoy diving into these nuanced, inventive therapeutic approaches and learning more about the ways scientists are working to change patients' lives.