Welcome to my online resume and portfolio. I’ll get right to the point: I tell stories for a living. I am a professional communicator, helping organizations tell their story through engaging writing, photography, video and social media.
I currently serve as the director of scientific communications at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. At Salk, I help scientists convey the importance of basic biomedical research to a range of audiences, from patients to philanthropists.
Prior to joining Salk, I was a communications officer and science writer for Princeton University. I previously worked as a journalist for The Baltimore Sun, where I chiefly covered science, medicine and technology, and as an editor of an influential peer-reviewed science journal.
I have extensive experience in:
- Strategic communications planning, implementation and assessment
- Science communications
- Content development – i.e., writing and multimedia
- Publications production
- Media relations
- Website development
- Social media marketing
I have produce content for a number of freelance clients, including NASA and MedPage Today, a popular website for doctors.
Less relevant, but no less interesting, were stints studying the neurophysiology of rodent brains for a government agency in Bethesda, Maryland, and teaching English to middle school students in the mountains of Japan.
My bona fides include a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in journalism, both from the University of Maryland College Park. More recently, I earned a Mini Masters of Business Administration certificate from Rutgers University.
In my spare time, I oscillate between a number of passions, including surfing, whitewater kayaking, cycling and mountain biking, cooking, photography and videography, and publishing websites about these pursuits (see STRAYOutdoors.com and OutdoorSoCal.com).
For more details about my professional life, please see my resume and examples of my work.
I can be contacted at 301-873-6952 or firstname.lastname@example.org