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I am an experienced professional journalist with a strong background in museums and the arts and a passion for uncovering interesting people, locations and events. I recently moved from Philadelphia to Burlington, Vermont, where I continue to write arts, design and travel articles on a freelance basis. Locally, I write for Art New England, Seven Days and Kids Vermont magazine, and also contribute to www.Forbes.com, Dwell magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer and WetFeet magazine. On the side, I indulge my love for outdoor adventures by gear-testing for Backpacker magazine and writing for the Eastern Mountain Sports blog. I also write quirky ad copy for the Northern Vermont market of the daily-deals company LivingSocial and am a blogger for Freedom Health.
Until June 2011 I was Senior Press Officer in the Communications department at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where I developed and managed publicity for the museum's permanent collections and special exhibitions. As a museum writer, I often worked on long-term projects that required consistent and creative writing, but I also used my journalism background when creating news announcements or press releases for members of the media.
In addition to my work at the museum, I also maintain an active freelance career, contributing regular feature articles and photographs to the Philadelphia Inquirer and other publications. I write for the Real Estate and Lifestyle sections of the Inquirer, and most recently have specialized in home features for the Home & Design section that combine elements of architecture and interior design. I also contribute to the U.K.-based magazine Polo Times. My work at Polo Times has taken me to a variety of national and international destinations, including West Palm Beach, Fla., for the U.S. Open polo tournament, and Queensland, Australia, where I also contributed to International Polo Leisure & Lifestyle magazine. Most recently, I traveled to Big Horn, Wyoming, to research a travel article, and also wrote an investigative piece on live embryo transfer.
Until April 2009, I worked as the Arts & Culture Editor for The Bulletin daily newspaper in Philadelphia, where I managed the coverage of all aspects of the cultural sector, including art, dance, music, museums, theater and film. My duties as editor included managing and assigning articles to a 15-person freelance staff, editing and choosing content, working with my assistant editor to paginate the section and contributing my own articles on a near-daily basis. I also edited and created a weekly 16-page tabloid section previewing each weekend's cultural events, supplemented by a quarterly 24-page seasonal culture guide.
My interest in international travel has been fueled by several years spent living abroad; while obtaining my undergraduate degree from Kenyon College, I spent a semester at the University of Bristol, in Bristol, England, followed by two summers spent working as a polo groom in Gloucestershire, U.K. Upon graduation from Kenyon in 2005, I moved to New Zealand and then Australia, where I spent over a year working as a polo groom and writing for the Brisbane-based International Polo Leisure & Lifestyle magazine. I continue to expand my international travel experiences with occasional trips abroad when possible, and will be writing about Danish design during a trip to Copenhagen in October 2011.
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