Political Work

 

I am an innovative public relations specialist, a coordinated project manager, and an image-management maven who brings a breadth of critical and creative public affairs skills— including experience advising emerging and established artists, political figures, as well as highly visible non-profit and commercial entities.

Whether courting national news outlets for campaign coverage or coordinating a congressional press conference, I put content and contacts first. For more than five years, I have developed a range of diverse experience; from drafting critical legislation, peaceful protest political research, comprehensive marketing plans, and high-profile interviews.

Currently working in marketing and communications at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, I have had the opportunity to use digital engagement, calculated brand messaging, and foster press-coverage from the ground up to elevate the profile of the nation’s oldest acting conservatory and its numerous Tony Award-winning alumni.

As a classically trained actor, I believe in the power of storytelling and I enjoy uncovering and crafting the untold story within each person.

An inventive and effective communicator, I am eager to help tell your story.

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Selected Past Projects

Leon Ford for City Council

In Fall 2018, I joined the Leon Ford campaign as the Communications Director and senior staffer. My work included managing the communications and digital teams, leading an issue-based messaging strategy, and securing immense local and national coverage.

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COngressWoman Pramila Jayapal

In Summer 2017, I temporarily relocated to Washington D.C. to serve the constituents of Washington's 7th District in the office of Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. My work on the communications team included critical Judiciary and anti-Trumpcare messaging, as well as drafting the Congresswoman's floor speeches and official remarks.

OSSoff For congress

In Spring 2017, I joined the Jon Ossoff For Congress communications team in Georgia's 6th District, and was critical to coordinating Election week press outlets on the most highly covered congressional race in history.

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political research

From Winter 2016 - Spring 2017, I worked as a Research Associate in the Political Science department at Carnegie Mellon University. Under Dr. Jonathan Chin, my research encompassed the re-coding of the Nonviolent and Violent Campaigns and Outcomes (NAVCO) Data Project. The data set analyzes  resistance tactics of non-violent and violent resistance campaigns around the world from 1945-2015.

Hillary For America

In 2015-16, I created Students For Hillary and expanded it into a nationwide collation of over 100 university chapters. I then joined the Hillary for America trail engaging in voter outreach, operating SFH rapid-response, and general communications at Pennsylvania HFA stops. My work included creating one-on-on media with national surrogates including Senator Elizabeth Warren.

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Youth Engagement/Obama For America

Following another stint canvassing in the 2012 presdential cycle and while still in high school, My photography was published by every major Seattle news outlet documenting protests against the death of Michael Brown in Fegurson, MO.