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I am a journalist, community builder and would-be entrepreneur. I geek out over new forms of storytelling, community organizing practices and all things Iowa.

Journalist by training. 

I graduated from Iowa State University with degrees in journalism and mass communication and art history and theory in 2012. I’ve been lucky enough to work for a major magazine publisher, an online media startup and everything in between. Right now I’m with The Gazette, a quickly-evolving, employee-owned media company in Eastern Iowa.

Community builder by practice. 

When I’m not writing or editing, you’ll find me involved with 1 Million Cups, Startup Weekend, Vault Coworking and Collaboration Space, and more.

Although I can be quite introverted, I’m always up for coffee and conversation. Email me – I’d love to connect.