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 help make the tech workforce more diverse and inclusive. 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.

Video by 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 (Cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions)

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.