At any given time I am really excited about something that you should probably be excited about, too. I'm always interested in opportunities to develop my skills in social media and fan engagement, and to learn more about the two.
Social Media Marketing
The MALS Thesis Prize Winner from the Masters of Arts and Liberal Studies department at the Graduate Center, CUNY, 2019-2020
VSFS Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Department of State, 2016
Best Scholarly Essay, 2015-2016 from Queens College Media Studies Department
Please see the "writing" section of this site for selected scholarly articles, blogs, and more.
Member of the Board
2021 - present
I vote and help manage the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to making live music accessible. Previously, I served one term as the Vice President and President of the Board.
Xtra Mile Recordings:
Online Marketing & Social Media Manager
2013 - present
I manage and maintain all of Xtra Mile Recording's social media channels to share news and engage fans. I created the Xtra Mile Street Team and Market Rep Program, to further involve fans in the development and growth of the label and our artists. I plan and execute events for fans, like house show tours and pop-up sets.
2008 - 2012
I distributed promotional items at concerts for clients of the Syndicate, like musical artists and comedians. I reported on the demographics of the crowds I engaged with to aid market research and assisted at festivals.
The National Endowment for the Humanities:
Social Media e-Intern
Drafted social posts based on the NEH's 50-year history of funded projects, transcribed closed-captioning on their YouTube videos and brainstormed digital projects the NEH could execute at conferences.
SONY's Red Distribution:
Online Marketing & Stache Media Intern
2009 - 2010
Created nationwide online and offline missions for the Stache Media street team, and upon completion compiled results into reports for clients. Mailed materials out to reps for lifestyle marketing. Created content for the Stache Media social channels. Drafted proposals to send to potential clients.
Participated in weekly meetings to pitch new unsigned talent; including Stereo Skyline, a pop band from Long Island, NY who was later signed to the label. Completed a weekly report on unsigned talent by compiling data from various music websites. Coordinated equipment for artist showcases. Assisted in various administrative tasks for the A&R department.
The Graduate Center, CUNY
2017 - 2020
Graduated with a 3.9 GPA, and a Master's of Arts degree in Liberal Studies. I created my own individualized program of study combining American Studies and Biography.
I was awarded the MALS Thesis Prize for 2019-2020, which recognizes achievement in scholarship and writing.
Queens College, CUNY
2015 - 2017
Graduated with honors, with a BA degree in Media Studies. I minored in History.
Queensborough Community College, CUNY
2012 - 2014
Graduated with an AS degree in Business Administration, with a focus on Marketing.
2011 - present
I have participated in annual fundraising efforts for the Juvenile Diabetes Research. Since 2011 my team, the Bionic Pancreas, has raised over $18,000 as we participated in their NYC walks.
Photo by Ben Morse.