About

Welcome!

BirdSanctuary

Currently, I am an English composition instructor at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC.  I graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA with a Master’s in Professional Writing and a Bachelor’s in Journalism. While my aspirations lie in multimedia journalism, I discovered a passion for instructing at the college level while teaching at ODU.

My dream job is one where I express myself through words and visual design. That’s why I’m not only interested in writing, but in photography and video too. My skills range from production to editing in all three mediums.

As my portfolio shows, I’ve spent most of my freelance work covering feature stories. I like writing about people. There is a face behind every event and it’s my job as a journalist to find it and convey it to my readers in a way that engages them.

A combination of YouTube tutorials, patience, and lots and lots of coffee allowed me to teach myself Adobe Creative Suite while I was in grad school. I am a quick learner. I like to jump directly into projects and figure things out along the way. These skills have benefited me throughout my journey to becoming a multimedia journlist. All of the graphic design found on this site, including the custom photo slider on the home page, my resume, and small coding fixes to the site, were crafted by me. As the creator of this website, it is also a testament to my ability to use and tweak WordPress themes.

When I’m not writing, I especially like to visit new places. I’m also a lover of all things Harry Potter and currently obsessed with oolong tea.