Work

Hi there!

If you’re visiting this page, you’re probably interested in my professional side. In a nutshell: I love communications. I’ve lived all over the United States, look to work with organizations that have a lot of heart, and love combining smart messaging with thoughtful design.

Experience

I currently lead all communications efforts at the University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Information Science and Technology. I direct all college media relations: monitoring for mentions, respond to media around hot-button issues, write op-eds and other features on behalf of our leadership. I also execute all our marketing efforts, from all website management, copy writing, art direction, and collaboration with University and community efforts.

In addition to my other duties, I also direct CodeCrush – an iSTEM immersion experience designed to close the gender gap in the technology workforce. With my (very) small team, we do event planning, full-service marketing (identity, website, print pieces, email, social, digital ads…you name it), community building, and…well, everything it takes to run a camp built to inspire the next generation of folx in tech. I also manage the $260,000 yearly budget for the project – from writing grants, grant reports, hiring, and more. Want to learn more? We made this fun video with the ever-talented Bridget McQuillan.

I earned my master’s degree in Public Relations from Boston University, and have been working in communications for over a decade. I’ve helped my clients gain positive placements in The Economist, The New York Times, Washington Post, The L.A. Times, and countless other news outlets.

Recent/Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Upcoming: Beyond the Tech Gender Gap: iSTEM in Rural Areas, SXSWEdu 2020 Speaker

Higher Ed Can Help Close the Gender Gap in Tech, SXSWEdu 2019 Speaker (March 2019)

RESTART, Creative Mornings Omaha 2018 Speaker (November 2018)

Writings
(A select sample of semi-recent professionalism)

Press Releases

Essays & Presentations

Meet Pinto

Pinto is a delicate & delightfully lightweight theme built for writers, journalists & photographers.