My work is the sum total of my values, skills, and experiences.

My values are my faith, my people, my health, my work, and my words — in that order.

My skills are the tools of my trade — the things I'm naturally good at and/or have crafted over the years. Here's a list of mine:

  • Ideation

  • Strategy

  • Writing — copy, news-style, feature, etc.

  • Photography

  • Social media

  • Digital advertising

  • Public relations

  • Basic graphic design

(The last time I was job-searching, I also made a list of "non-professional" things I'm good at, and that was kind of fun. You should make one, too.)

My experiences (at least in the job realm) are what I've done with those skills, based on my values. So far, I've:

  • Graduated college with my B.S. in Journalism, a minor in Spanish, a couple of internships under my belt, and as much experience as possible writing for the university’s athletics and club sports departments.

  • Spent a season freelance writing, sideline reporting, and color commentating while honing people skills and hunting for my first full-time job.

  • Handled clients’ social media accounts and helped develop large-scale marketing strategies for a literary agency in Austin.

  • Interned for Kingsland Baptist Church in Katy for a year, completing communications and marketing projects for their missions partners both globally and locally.

  • Rebranded and ran all social media marketing for RightNow Media, while managing digital advertising campaigns and handling PR and copywriting needs as necessary alongside a team of talented content creators.

  • Shifted to working for myself full-time; taking on independent writing and marketing projects for creative clients whose work I believe in, from global nonprofits to small businesses.

Find as complete a list as possible of work samples here.