About Me

I am a Seattle-based writer with 5+ years of e-commerce and digital marketing experience. My work is driven by hard metrics and creative aesthetics. I have supported both agency and private brand teams. With my adaptive writing style, I deliver consistently on-brand copy for a variety of stakeholders and projects.

Work Experience

8/12 – 12/15

E-commerce Copywriter
Petco Animal Supplies, Inc.
  • Primary copywriter, brand voice authority and content editor for petco.com, an online channel with over 20,000 products
  • Wrote, edited and optimized petco.com marketing copy, product descriptions, articles and product guides
  • Developed online video scripts and tutorials for Repeat Delivery service
  • Recommended copy guidelines to maintain state and federal regulation compliance for pesticide products
  • Coordinated with outsourced development team on 2015 online platform replacement focusing on metadata, user experience (UX) and articles

1/15 – 3/15

GRE Preparation Instructor
University of San Diego
  • Taught a 10 week, 42-hour course covering test-specific strategies
  • Assessed individual students’ strengths and weaknesses around specific question types and formats
  • Administered and reviewed practice tests and in-class exercises

7/10 – 3/12

SEO Copywriter
Flank Marketing LLC
  • Wrote and edited web copy, marketing copy and communications for client and proprietary websites
  • Tailored content for a variety of industries, including online coupons, retail, and hospitality properties
  • Optimized pages, articles and off-site content to implement SEO strategies

5/09 - 8/09,
12/09 - 1/10

Legal Secretary
Hugo Parker, LLP
  • Prepared documents for attorney signature and court filing
  • Supported trial attorneys, associates and paralegals
  • Researched cases for attorneys representing a national client base in federal and state trial courts

2/08 – 5/10

Senior Tutor
University of San Diego Writing Center
  • Proofread and edited student papers to provide feedback on strengths and weaknesses
  • Developed handouts on all aspects of writing for use by students and tutors
  • Interviewed, selected and supervised 25-35 undergraduate tutors
Volunteer Experience

7/16 – present

Volunteer
Woodland Park Zoo
  • Zoo ambassador providing guest services
  • Mentor for new volunteers

5/12 – 7/12

Volunteer
Girl Scouts San Diego
  • IMAGINE Your STEM Future series leader
  • Led approximately 30 middle school campers to:
    • Take on engaging experiments like extracting DNA from a banana
    • Learn about and meet female scientist role models while exploring STEM careers

3/12 – 4/15

Guest Speaker
University of San Diego
  • Panelist for Careers in Writing at the “Passion to Profession: Career Exploration” event (4/18/15)
  • Addressed current Writing Center tutors on the value of writing skills in the working world (3/29/12)
Education

2010

Bachelor of Arts – English
University of San Diego
  • Minor in International Relations
  • Honors Program graduate with capstone thesis “Carroll’s Alice Books and Developing the Literary Child”
  • United Kingdom Study abroad program: Blackfriars Hall Scholar, University of Oxford; St. Clare’s International College, Oxford

5/17

Certificate in Popular Fiction Writing
University of Washington – Professional & Continuing Education
  • Year-long continuing education certificate program honing popular fiction writing skills