My Resume

Work Experience

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, CRICKET MEDIA / 2018 – present
  • Author of 60+ STEAM articles, ages 3-10+
  • Responsible for developing STEAM content, ages 3-10+
  • Responsible for editing STEAM content
FREELANCE WRITER, CRABTREE PUBLISHING COMPANY / 2021-present
  • Author of Civic Readiness series, 2022, K-2
  • Author of Energy Sources series, 2022, grades 3-5
  • Author of forthcoming grades K-2 science series
  • Author of forthcoming grades 3-5 science series
  • Responsible for writing leveled text
FREELANCE WRITER, SEAHORSE PUBLISHING COMPANY / 2021-present
  • Author of Exploring Countries series, 2022, K-2
  • Author of Life Cycles of Living Things series, 2022, K-2
  • Author of Natural Disasters Where I Live series, 2022, grades 3-5
  • Author of forthcoming grades K-2 science series
  • Author of forthcoming grades 3-5 science series
  • Responsible for writing leveled text
FREELANCE WRITER, COMMONLIT.ORG/ 2022-present
  • Responsible for developing and writing grades 3-5 science content
FREELANCE WRITER, CAPSTONE / 2020 – 2021
  • Author of Microwaves, 2020, K-2
  • Author of All About the Military series, 2021, grades 2-3
  • Responsible for writing ATOS leveled text
FREELANCE WRITER, NORTH STAR EDITIONS / 2020
  • Author of Aztec Civilization, 2020, grades 4-6
  • Author of Protecting the Amazon Rainforest, 2020, grades 4-6
  • Responsible for writing ATOS and Lexile leveled text
FREELANCE WRITER, PORTABLE PRESS / 2014-2017
  • Author of Uncle John’s Lists that Make You Go Hmmm…2015
  • Contributor to six volumes of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader
  • Responsible for developing nonfiction content
TEACHER, LAKOTA FRESHMAN SCHOOL, West Chester, OH / 1992-1997
  • Responsible for teaching French I and Spanish I
  • Developed language learning curriculum

Honors

AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Gold Award, Children’s Science News, 2020

Highlights Magazine Author of the Month, October 2017

Memberships

SCBWI

National Association of Science Writers

Authors Guild

Professional Development

Advanced Fact-Checking Workshop, Knight Science Journalism Program, MIT, 2022

Nonfiction: Crafting Picture Books and Articles, Highlights Foundation, 2015

Nuts and Bolts of Science Writing, Highlights Foundation, 2016

Education

Miami University, Oxford, OH 1988-1992

Bachelor of Science, French Education, K-12

Bachelor of Science, Spanish Education, K-12

Bachelor of Arts, French

Bachelor of Arts, Spanish

Summa Cum Laude