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An Okie who lives in Texas, I'm a communicator and policy student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. I currently manage communications for Forklift Danceworks, a dance company that makes dances with everyday people and workers about civic issues. Previously, I worked in communications at Sasaki, an interdisciplinary design firm near Boston and managed PR for the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, TX. Occasionally, I write about design, public space, art, and museums for Texas Architect Magazine, Sightlines Magazine, Art Focus Oklahoma, and others. I attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT where I majored in English and wrote a thesis about architecture, art museums, and public space that was awarded high honors.
I’m a communicator that works in the arts, urban environment, and civic engagement spheres.
My work raises visibility for issues, exhibitions, events, and people. I bring accessible language to complex and nuanced stories; root campaigns in meaningful long-term narratives; and structure and organize messages to the benefit of audiences and organizations alike. I’m most skilled in traditional public relations as well as word of mouth and partner-driven marketing, but I’m also experienced in content marketing, social media, and email marketing.
Communications is about building relationships, whether online or in-person. I am also experienced in creating programs and events that build community, strengthen relationships, and facilitate word of mouth attention to key initiatives. When I organize events, I ensure facilitators, speakers, or performers get paid and partnerships are long-term and mutually beneficial for everyone.
Art and architecture don’t happen in a vacuum. I bring an understanding of the arts ecosystem and urban environment and how they intersect with broader histories, communities, and places to my work. I care about understanding history and context to create new ways of moving forward, in language, programs, and my personal life.