Professional Experience

Refinery29

Features Writer & Producer                            Jan 2015 - present

  • Write, produce, and star in Five Phases, Refinery29’s most popular comedic web series with over 10 million views
  • Create scripted and unscripted comedy videos for celebrity-driven projects and sponsored content
  • Serve as a face of the Refinery29 brand at industry events and awards shows, including the Golden Globes, GRAMMYs, and Oscars
  • Interview high-profile talent and report long-lead features for the Entertainment, Living, and Wellness channels
  • Produce editorial events, like comedy nights, storytelling hours, and panels

 

Associate Entertainment Editor                        Feb 2014 - Jan 2015

  • Covered breaking news and entertainment with a focus on shareability; used SEO best practices to establish authority in news results
  • Conducted and produced on-camera interviews with celebrity talent; worked with talent to create funny concepts in lieu of traditional press conference
  • Established relationships with publicists and covered red-carpet events

 

Assistant East Coast Editor                            Jul 2013 - Feb 2014

  • Wrote newsletter features for the New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. markets
  • Created daily content for the New York channel, covering fashion, events, local politics, and entertainment
  • Managed freelancers and interns; maintained editorial calendar

 

Editorial Assistant                                Aug 2012 - Jul 2013

  • Supported Editor in Chief and Creative Director in all aspects, including personal schedules, travel, and miscellaneous assignments
  • Wrote several stories per week for the London channel with a focus on entertainment
  • Created Refinery29’s Contributor Network, managing relationships with guest bloggers and syndication partnerships

 

Awards

2015 Moth GrandSLAM Participant; 2014 Moth StorySLAM Winner

2015 The Burren Standup Comedy Competition Winner

 

Education

National University of Ireland, Galway, 2010: M.A., Literature & Publishing

University of Hartford, 2009: B.A. English

 

Comedic Training

Upright Citizen’s Brigade

The Magnet Theater, The Magnet Video Lab

The People’s Improv Theater