Freelance social media and analytics | Writer | Editor, The Learned Fangirl
Internet | Greater Chicago Area, US
I'm a writer and social media strategist.
I craft quality social media content and audience - driven strategy for small businesses, start-ups and non-profits. I’ve worked as a community manager for higher education and mid-sized consumer brands. I'm well-versed in digital analytics and measurement. I train bloggers, businesses and non-profits on how to use digital analytics to optimize their web presence, and how to create an online content strategy.
I've worked with DePaul University, Alzheimer’s Association, Ogilvy and Mather, Food Genius, Lipman Hearne, and has presented workshops and sessions at BlogHer, MIT and University of Michigan.
My blog, The Learned Fangirl, is focused on the geekier side of pop culture, fandom, and technology. TLF has seven regular writers, and thanks to our collective insights, I’ve spoken on Chicago Public Radio and at conferences like BlogHer.
I’ve written for Chicago Sun-Times.com, Chicagoist, Time Out Chicago, and Not For Tourists about everything from rock concert poster art to Chicago soul food.
Recent speaking engagements include:
# MIT Media in Transition - 2013
# “Rights, Ownership, and Identity in Social Media” Symposium – John Marshall Law School - 2013
# Midwest Law and Society Retreat - 2012
# Chicago Writers Conference - 2012
# BlogHer - 2012
# Chicago Social Media Summit - 2011
# BlogHer - 2010
# eduWeb - 2009
# Girl Scouts of Chicago
# International Women's Press Association
# Making Community Connections, Chicago
# MIT Media in Transition - 2011
# Publicity Club of Chicago
I completed a B.A in Communications at Beloit College and an M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
I'm also a musician, but you won't hear about that here.