Professional ​

I've been making my way as both a copywriter and a journalist for three years, and would love to put that experience to work for you! My favorite jobs have been entertainment writing, copywriting for cool e-commerce projects, and anything else where I've gotten to be part of something innovative or exciting. Don't forget to check out the samples and publications to get a closer look at my past work!



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Wordpress Writer/ SEO Strategist, Astra

​2020 - present


I write SEO copy for Astra, one of the top themes on Wordpress! A link to a Google Doc of my yet-to-be-published debut piece is included in my samples.

Entertainment Writer, Cult of Whatever

​2020 - present


I write features on movies like Midsommar, and I do weekly reviewers for shows like Doctor Who and Westworld! See my sample page for links!

Trivia Writer/ Copyeditor, Fleetwit

​2018 - present


At Fleetwit, I get to turn my expansive knowledge of literature and pop culture into questions for the company's app! Not only have I created hundreds upon hundreds of original questions for Fleetwit, I have also copy-edited questions from the company's database for best practices, style, and difficulty.

Contributing Editor, FF2 Media

​2017 - present


I joined FF2 Media as an associate, writing weekly film reviews and the occasional feature story. I now write reviews and features, while editing the work of the interns and associates working under me. 



Copywriter, BuySeasons, Inc.

​2017 - present


Buyseasons, Inc. is one of the biggest e-commerce companies in the country, selling Halloween costumes and other novelty items. Writing copy for them is fun because I get to incorporate my fandom knowledge and love of bad puns into my work! 

Education Writer, SimpleTense Education

​2017 - present


At SimpleTense, I get to do good in the world by helping struggling ESL students with their reading comprehension and language mechanics. I conceive and create learning materials that will help college students living in the United States for the first time navigate their coursework more easily!

Astrology Writer, Daily Horoscopes, Ltd.

​2017 - 2019


Astrology is a guilty pleasure of mine, so I loved working with Daily Horoscopes to create daily and weekly horoscopes for all twelve zodiac signs. Daily Horoscopes is one of the top astrology apps in the Android store, and a fun one to work at, too!

Copywriter, Narrative Science

​2017 - 2019


I wrote customizable web ads for Narrative Science that was then deployed by the company's proprietary language software. My copy was used to advertise for brands like Target, Dermstore, and Robert Half!

Astrology Writer, Kartikey Group

​2017 - 2018


The horoscopes I wrote for Kartikey Group were in script format, meaning that the user was given a series of questions to answer that would help the app give them the proper reading. The app was meant to give the user the feeling of visiting a real astrologer in person!


Lisa Wright, Marketing Director at Buyseasons, Inc.


Jan Lisa Huttner, CEO of FF2 Media


Hannah Varacalli, Former Editor in Chief of Queerly Reads


New York University, Tisch School of the Arts



I studied film at the same school as Martin Scorcese and Vince Gilligan! My classes included screenwriting, directing actors, directing the camera, and expository writing. 

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