I am a writer and media consultant. With experience rooted in advocacy and political campaigns, I exercise my strengths as a communicator in order to amplify causes or candidates in need of a boost.
A native of Fleming County, Kentucky, I currently hold the position of Assistant Director for Emerge Kentucky, a non-profit that recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office. For Emerge, I showcase candidate testimonies on social media, work to recruit new members across the state, as well as maintain and expand donor relations for the program.
Not my first political rodeo, I was personal assistant and call-time manager for Emerge KY graduate Elisabeth Jensen when she ran for the 6th Congressional district seat in 2014. Prior to that experience, while an undergraduate student at Transylvania University, I interned for Congressman Ben Chandler in Washington.
After the Jensen campaign, I made the move to Washington, D.C. with aspirations to become a Jane-of-all-trades in communications and digital strategy. There, I began my Master of Arts degree at Georgetown University in Communication, Culture and Technology. Key accomplishments from that time in my life include: a graduate thesis on technology’s disruption of the journalism industry, and a fellowship with BBC Worldwide. Other unique experiences include interning for Picture Motion, a digital strategy firm for grassroots films, and canvassing for the Hillary for America campaign.
After the Women’s March on Washington, I returned home, realizing that my love of politics and helping my community started in the bluegrass. July of 2017 I began working at Kentucky Voices for Health as their Communications & Volunteer Coordinator. There, I managed KVH’s social media and built their new advocacy platform on a shoestring budget (kyvoicesforhealth.org), before joining Emerge.