Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, I moved to Des Moines, Iowa three years ago, to earn my B.A. in Magazine Journalism at Drake University. Beyond writing and editing, I have a love for half marathons, the Midwest, and numbers.
Right now, I’m an Editorial Assistant at Better Homes and Gardens, a national magazine that reaches nearly 40 million consumers, published by Meredith Corporation. Since July 2015, I’ve worked as part of the Food and Holidays Digital team. I write stories and slideshows on everything from ways to use a waffle iron to apartment decor, select content and write the weekly recipe newsletter, and work within Adobe CQ and WordPress. I also write for Better Homes and Gardens’ food blog Delish Dish, conduct interviews, pitch new content, and format recipes using a CMS database.
This past summer I worked as an American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) intern at Smart + Strong Publishing, which exposed me to health journalism. Before that, I was an Editorial Assistant at Midwest Living. For more information on my career experience, check out my LinkedIn profile.
Above all, I have a love for storytelling and a passion for the numbers that drive, justify, and support those stories.