I'm presently working in Albany as an Associate with SKDKnickerbocker, a full-service public relations firm with offices in Washington, D.C., Albany, New York City and Los Angeles.
I work with clients on a daily basis to hone their communications plans and implement new strategies to maximize their positive exposure, while helping mitigate damage during times of crisis and ensuring the client's message always remains visible and prioritized. I've also helped to design and implement advertising campaigns, and to staff and promote public events supporting clients' goals.
I came to SKDKnickerbocker after almost a year of freelance journalism, covering politics for New York-based outlets POLITICO New York and City & State.
Splitting my time between multiple outlets, each with different audiences and different strategies for news production, honed my ability to continuously juggle multiple projects on competing, challenging deadlines. I was comfortable both diving into subjects I've never covered before, and created a space for my coverage in an already-overcrowded media field.
After receiving B.A.s in both Journalism and English from the University at Albany in 2014, my internship with POLITICO New York turned into a full-time position. Upon accepting the position, I immediately established myself as a consistent media presence in New York's political sphere, by both cultivating a wealth of sources and immersing myself in knowledge relevant to my beats.
In addition to covering daily news for the company, I handled our daily state spending tracker, and our daily legislative tracker, which notes important, controversial and quirky measures facing the State Senate and Assembly.
My duties made me exceptionally comfortable with rapidly familiarizing myself with the details of a story, before energetically pursuing leads and assembling a clear picture of developing events. I typically produced multiple new stories per day, and have no issues juggling multiple projects at a time as a result.
In the future, I see myself working within the technology field, helping companies realize their full potential and achieve their goals both efficiently and broadly. Ideally, I'd find myself in a position to work within the video games industry, helping developers, publishers or others within the space spread their message and accomplish their goals. While political work is both rewarding and challenging, I've long appreciated the impact that video games have had on both technology and culture, and want to someday be a part of the industry's continued growth.