My siblings and I wore bright yellow t-shirts that read, ‘Vote for my dad!’ across the front of them, throwing candy to the crowd as our aged Volkswagen enviously followed the red mustang in front of us. I was seven years old when my dad ran for a seat in the U.S. Congress, and despite my age, I loved standing beside him when he spoke or gave an interview. He did not win, though it was this experience that inspired my awe for the media and its necessity in our lives.
Since then, I have worked within both the communications and the nonprofit sectors as an advocate for change. I have worked as the community relations assistant for a government agency in London, the community relations and development director for The Salvation Army, and I spent this past summer at Fleishman-Hillard, Healthcare, in New York City. I also spent a time in Haiti, recognizing the need for effective communication dissemination and a "free" media.
I am most interested in teaching others effective public presentation, interpersonal communication and media speaking skills.