Fuse passions for public health and writing to develop compelling stories. Work with global health organizations that promote community involvement while developing effective, sustainable and culturally relevant solutions to public health challenges. Advocate for evidence-based policy solutions at national and international levels.


Proofreading & editing · Interviewing & transcription · Qualitative research · Participant observation · Audio recording & editing experience · Adobe Audition · TASCAM recorder · Quantitative data analysis using R · Database & literature research · Social media marketing · WordPress · Proficient in Spanish


Master of Public Health, Candidate – MPH Expected Spring 2018
Certificates: Maternal & Child Health · Program Management
Boston University School of Public Health    

Dual Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology & International Affairs – December 2012      University of New Hampshire, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

School for International Training – Fall 2010
Study abroad: Peru, Indigenous Peoples and Globalization


  • Vulnerable youth: Safety, mental health, and homelessness
  • Women and girls’ health, menstrual hygiene, and equality in education
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Public health policy


Fellow, Public Health Post
February 2017 – Present
Boston University School of Public Health – Boston, MA

  • Write at least 3 news, databyte, research, viewpoint, or profile articles per week to engage an audience of policy-makers, journalists, and academics
  • Conduct & transcribe interviews with high-profile public health practitioners & journalists for profile articles
  • Collaborate with editor-in-chief and editorial team to develop effective writing style
  • Participate in weekly editorial meetings with fellows, the project manager, and editor-in-chief

Fellow, Maternal & Child Health Center for Excellence: Research Assistant
Dec. 2016 – Present
Boston University – Juvenile Mental Health Advocacy Program Evaluation

  • Conduct interviews with participants and stakeholders
  • Compile, organize and outline stakeholder interview data
  • Contribute to literature review and writing final report

Support & Outreach Services
Nov. 2015 – Aug. 2016
Noah’s Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter, YMCA Youth & Family Services – Santa Barbara, CA

  • Provide drop-in and outreach services to diverse youth population experiencing homelessness or family conflict, including shelter referrals, serving basic needs, job training and support, independent living skills, crisis intervention, and community resource referrals
  • Alert homeless and “at-risk” youth of the Santa Barbara County to the services provided by the drop-in center through community outreach
  • Collaborate with community organizations through policy council meetings, community advocacy meetings, and trainings
  • Case management and data collection: maintain client files, develop individualized service plans, collect data as necessary
  • Attend trainings:
    • Mental Health First Aid – Certified (February 2016)
    • Collaborative Action – SB County Behavioral Wellness Department
    • Trauma-Informed Care and Domestic Violence
    • Cultural Humility, Trauma-Informed Care, and Microaggression
    • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Awareness & Identification

Contributor Intern, Global Envision
May 2015 – Oct. 2015
Mercy Corps – Portland, OR

  • Create journalistic blog posts focused on innovative, market-based solutions to poverty
  • Research and monitor global media outlets including news, blogs, and social networking sites
  • Manage social media marketing of published blog posts via Facebook and Twitter

Permaculture Farm Volunteer
Feb. 2015
Vago’s Place – Playa Cocles, Costa Rica

  • Lived and worked with Costa Rican hosts of three-week homestay
  • Learned sustainable permaculture farming skills such as gardening, harvesting, small-scale construction, and how to make food and health products out of resources found almost entirely on the farm

Certified Wilderness First Responder + CPR Adult/Child
January 2015
Aerie Wilderness Medicine

  • Received certification after 2 week training in Mastatal, Costa Rica
  • Acquired basic backcountry medicine skills
  • Practiced leadership, prioritization, assessment, and conflict management skills

“At-risk Youth” Mentor
Jan. 2014 – Sept. 2014
Big Sky Youth Empowerment – Bozeman, MT

  • Planned and led high school students (ages 15-17) through weekly outdoor activities and community service projects
  • Helped lead weekly workshops in personal development, including mental and physical health, environmental awareness, job skills and education goals, and healthy relationships
  • Provided transportation & logistical assistance to group members to maintain acceptable attendance rate



Mercy Corps’ Global Envision Blog
Summer/Fall 2015

Honors Anthropology Thesis
March 2011 – Oct. 2012
“Authenticity and identity-making: Capoeira in Boston and New York”

  • Used intercultural communication skills to collect extensive participant observation data
  • Conducted and transcribed in-depth interviews from over 20 informants in Boston and New York City
  • Used logistical and budgeting skills to coordinate interviews, meetings, travel, & homestays
  • Analyzed and prioritized a wide-ranging review of literature and data

International Affairs Capstone
Spring 2012
“Climate Change, Cosmology, and Cultural Resilience: An Andean Case Study”

  • Expanded on original anthropological research conducted in Vito, Peru with extensive literature review and analysis
  • Received Award of Excellence for presentation of research at the University of New Hampshire Undergraduate Research Conference (April 2012)

SIT Study Abroad: Independent Study Project
Fall 2010
“La Interacción Entre el Cambio Climático, la Religión Evangélica, y el Pueblo de Vito”

  • Based on original anthropological research conducted in Vito, Peru
  • Collected participant observation data and interviewed 10 community members during a 16-day homestay in a rural Quechuan village