Since this is my bio, I should introduce myself. HI!
So I was a lot of things in life and then I decided I wanted to change professional careers. And I hear I am not unique at all in this endeavor. I am so far no good at this and it’s been almost a year so I can’t really offer any tips or advice.
EXCEPT if you are in college (who in college would even read this?), you must sit in a
cubicle for close to five years after college. You may switch companies but you have to stay in a cubicle.
I know this because it’s what I hear I missed out on when I got out of graduate school; putting my time in “inside” a corporate cubicle. Doing journalism in a cubicle at a
corporate radio news station doesn’t count. And sitting in a cubicle as a social media consultant then project manager at an energy corporation — nahhhh doesn’t count either.
Now if you are in your 40′s and female, child-free (like me) and career focused, I have zero advice how to successfully change careers. But that is why I have this website — I call it PROOF OF LIFE.
Oh my bio…read that below!
My background in print and broadcast journalism has allowed me to grow my knowledge base in many directions and to cover a wide swath of topics.
This expertise allowed me to transition into also working with small
and large companies to implement social media strategies designed to drive business.
I have been a freelance journalist for over 15 years. You can read my resume to see all about that — it says freelance for a reason
As a social media consultant, I help companies leverage social media sites like Facebook, Twitter.
I launch marketing campaigns using social media and advise communication teams on how to connect the
social media platform to their communication strategies.
I teach graduate level investigative journalism and undergraduate media criticism at Drexel University and have my MA in Communication Studies from
the University Of Portland, Oregon.