I am completing a PhD in Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Strathclyde. I have been living in Scotland for three years and have been enjoying every minute. I am originally from the United States. When I am not working on my PhD, I like to watch as much Netflix as possible, spend time with friends, and go surfing.
I have completed my Bachelor's degree in Communications with a specialisation in Digital Media and a Master's degree in Digital Journalism. I started my PhD in January of 2019. My research focuses on the media representation of prominent female politicians in the UK 2019 general election. I also have a Digital Marketing Certification from the University of Illinois and studied abroad for one semester at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
I started my career at Brookes Publishing as a Publishing Assistant. At Brookes, I communicated with publishers about licensing agreements, designed informational posters and E-blasts, and completed other administrative tasks. In Scotland, I have continued my career with three placements at the Herald Scotland, the Scottish Sun, and the Times Scotland. My internships gave me experience writing for a variety of platforms, maintaining blogs and social media accounts. I have expanded my knowledge working with non-profit organisations with volunteer opportunities and internships at Young Women Lead, LEAP Sports Scotland, and the Human Rights Campaign.