Tell us a little bit about your background before joining The Key team.
Before joining The Key, my focus was on international relations and experimental education. I taught and led gap year programs for students engaging in international development issues such as public health, environmental sustainability, education policy, and human rights. What this really looked like was being part teacher, part mentor, and part Mom for 18 students in multiple countries, managing cross-cultural partnerships, balancing learning objectives with personal/physical/mental health, as well as navigating hospitals in every country. While PR came as a new and surprising change of course, I had first stepped into communications as a journalist intern in pre-Olympic Rio de Janeiro, reporting primarily on evictions, police violence, sustainable cities, and informal housing. Through all of these experiences, I’ve found that successful organizations require top-notch communication and investigative skills; they demand core narratives that connect with human emotion. And these are skills I hope to build at The Key!
Describe your work style in five words.
Organized, creative, with healthy procrastination -- ok more words now: I’ve often find that I work best when I’m able to let myself think and internalize a task, allowing thoughts to marinate in my head or reveal themselves miraculously in a dream or in the shower. I need that amount of healthy procrastination in order to do my best work.
What are you favorite kinds of projects to tackle?
I like projects that I’m able to deepen my understanding of various topics, problems, opportunities, events, and people. Even better if I feel aligned with the mission and driven by the vision, to do great work on behalf of a great client or idea. I enjoy projects where I can collaborate with others and strategize to solve problems.
What’s your proudest moment at work?
A lot of moments of pride just by being here! I feel proud when I’ve scored wins for clients, like securing interviews, meetings, or a feature in a gift guide.
What makes you the most excited to be at The Key?
I get to learn every day from supportive, creative, intelligent, and funny women.
Favorite office snack?
Cheese sticks and dark chocolate. Though not together.
Badass female role model?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, bell hooks, Michelle Obama, JK Rowling, Tina Fey
Partition by Beyonce, or All Falls Down by Kanye West
Favorite rockstar journalist?