I am a storyteller. My work takes different forms and appears in different media and appeals to different audiences based on the circumstances. But in the end, the vast majority of it helps tell a story that someone or something can leverage to produce successful outcomes, be it investment, donations, sales or the successful solving of a problem.
I am a native of Chicago, but have lived on the East Coast for almost 20 years. After spending nearly two years helping a start-up pharmaceutical company develop messaging and marketing strategy that ultimately led to a value-adding merger with Sanofi-Pasteur, I am currently looking for new opportunities to help other organizations successfully craft, communicate and leverage their stories.
In May 2011, I completed my Master’s Degree in Communication Management from Temple University. My Master’s Thesis was an examination of how physicians can use Social Media not only as a marketing tool, but as a means to improve patient outcomes. I also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Boston University and more than a decade of professional writing experience.
My related interests are in healthcare communication, messaging and framing in politics and in the use of social media platforms (including blogs similar to this one) by the healthcare industry to engage patients directly, drive them to healthcare providers and make them more educated consumers when they do so. I have found healthcare communication to be particularly rewarding because of the opportunities it provides to tell stories help accomplish a public good. Job market be willing, I hope to remain in this field.
When not looking for work or learning more about my field, I still do freelance writing.
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