From the ripe age of eight, when I mailed hand-written letters in calligraphy to my friends, spent hours creating my own Felix the Cat cartoons and hand sewed new outfits for myself and my family of Barbies because the store bought clothes were just too normal, creativity has always driven my passion for life.
This, coupled with my love for creative writing, explains why I spent the early stages of my career pursuing journalism, reading Shakespeare on weekends, writing poetry, freelancing for a local magazine and idealizing icons such as Ira Glass and Barbara Walters.
My passion for storytelling led me to win a Rotarian Ambassadorial Scholarship to study International Relations at the University of Westminster in London. It is here where I learned the importance of how today’s culturally diverse population, the ever-evolving world of tech and global politics all play key roles in how we communicate with audiences and stakeholders.
Four amazing friends, one fantastic Brazilian husband, a riveting dissertation on Brazil and China and one CBS News internship later, my solid understanding of how our globalized world and the evolving world of tech impact messaging brought me to my first job in corporate communications for a global technology company.
Today, I’ve worked in agency, government and corporate communications, leading PR initiatives for technology and life sciences for the state of Georgia, spearheading social media and public relations initiatives for SaaS brands and tech start-ups and landing briefings and mentions in top tier publications such as U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Inc.com. Driven by a passion to work collaboratively and creatively and still have time to walk my dog and have dinner with my husband, I most recently walked away from what I thought was my dream job. Since starting out on my own, I’ve never been happier and I’ve never looked back.
My entrepreneurial enthusiasm and creativity takes clients to the next level. You can find me blogging on VKB Public Relations and I have a library of writing samples. I've accomplished a lot along the way.