I currently work as the Media Coordinator at the American Culinary Federation. The ACF is a membership organization for professional chefs that offers continuing education, holds networking events, and publishes a magazine called The National Culinary Review. My job is to help market all of the different things we do. I manage all of the ACF social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. By manage, I mean I write the copy for almost all of our posts, take photos, and build graphics. I use social media to connect with our member base, promote events, tell everyone about the many different services we offer, and help spread the word of the ACF to potential members.
In addition to running social accounts, I create marketing emails in Constant Contact, write posts on our blog WeAreChefs.com, help edit the magazine, and even write magazine articles sometimes. I play a big role in all of our marketing initiatives and lend a creative eye to tons of different projects.
I previously worked for American Shipper, a global shipping and logistics publication. In my two years there, I worked as a research analyst for BlueWater Reporting, their global shipping database, then I was put in charge of writing daily news updates about global trade regulations. From there I was promoted to the Research Project Manager where I coordinated served as a liaison between my team members and clients to create and promote webinars and white papers.
I graduated from the University of North Florida in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in History and Political Science. While at UNF I studied abroad in England in an immersive European history program.
Prior to American Shipper, I worked as a freelance writer. I've written for magazines, newspapers, beauty blogs, history websites, travel blogs, and more. When I'm not working, I love to travel, read, paint, and play arcade games!