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Getting an Advanced Degree While Chronically Ill

Getting an Advanced Degree While Chronically Ill

On May 14th, I received a Master of Arts degree in health communication from Emerson College. I got my degree over the course of two years by attending classes from 6:00 pm-9:45 pm twice a week, while working full-time. I balanced a work life, a personal […]

Equipping & Empowering Celiac Disease Support Group Leaders

Equipping & Empowering Celiac Disease Support Group Leaders

Emerson College/Tufts University Health Communication Master’s Degree Thesis My graduate degree thesis was a project I created with Beyond Celiac, a nonprofit in Philadelphia focused on awareness, advocacy, and education. One of Beyond Celiac’s initiatives is to reduce the time it takes to get a celiac […]

Living Again, Through Dance

Living Again, Through Dance

“A dancer dies twice”, Martha Graham said, “once when they stop dancing, and this death is more painful”. If that’s the truth, I was born first on May 7, 1987 and a second time when I turned four years old and my parents gave me […]

Selfie-Care

Selfie-Care

Unplugging for peace of mind The last 2 weeks of my life have been confusing and distressing. There is something happening in my family that has been making my heart break every time I think of it. Mike suggested a weekend away to take both […]

Fast Weekend Project: Succulent Planting

Fast Weekend Project: Succulent Planting

Succulents: a plant we (maybe, hopefully) can’t kill. When Mike purchased his home back in late May, I told him I would get him some plants. He had expressed interest in an herb garden in the past so I brought him a basil plant. Then that […]

Fast Weekend Project: Smitten Kitchen’s Homemade Refrigerator Pickles

Fast Weekend Project: Smitten Kitchen’s Homemade Refrigerator Pickles

I love pickles. You can pickle anything, and I’ll eat it. In high school, I would go to my friend’s house and say “Bess, where are the pickles?” and she would say “You ate all of them the last time you were here”. This happened […]

Media Strategies Work – Addressing Mental Illness in Boston’s Young Adult Population

Media Strategies Work – Addressing Mental Illness in Boston’s Young Adult Population

This is a campaign I created as a project for my media strategies class as part of my graduate work at Emerson College. The goal was to create a campaign addressing a health problem in a specific population and develop creative pieces to help support […]

Copywriting for Good

Copywriting for Good

While working for Beacon Hill fixture Good, I helped to launch their eCommerce store, which included writing much of the product copy. Below is a small selection of products I worked on.

To My Friends

To My Friends

Hello Friends! Haven’t heard from me in awhile, huh? You’re probably not surprised and you’re possibly pissed at me for the disappearing acts I’ve pulled over the years. I wouldn’t blame you if you were. I’m pretty pissed at me. I owe you some explanations. […]

Not So Sweet: Cutting Back Sugar Consumption

Not So Sweet: Cutting Back Sugar Consumption

I love sugar, in all its forms. I never skip dessert. I start my day with a breakfast cupcake, known to most as a muffin, and a nice big coffee loaded with cream and sugar. I confess that I am writing this while drinking said […]