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I am a professional communicator, with a passion for effective internal communication. I thoroughly enjoy learning what's going on inside an organization and then creating different ways to broadcast the news to its audience.

I graduated with my Master of Arts in Professional Writing from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2015. I focused my studies on technical communication, particularly how readers can use documents as tools to help them solve problems. I called this idea of creating problem-solving experiences "wordsmithing." I have created different writing samples to show that ethos in action. I have written repair guides for the website iFixit and taught technical communication to undergraduate students at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the 2014-2015 academic year. I also earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Central Connecticut State University in 2012. I am a motivated professional who can work individually, or on a team, and use my skills to help users solve problems through an attention to detail and an analysis of a situation.

I am also active in Toastmasters International. I'm currently a member of Norwood Toastmasters in Norwood, Massachusetts, where I've earned my Competent Communicator award in October 2018 and Competent Leader award in February 2020. I am currently pursuing my path in Team Collaboration, where I achieved Level 4 status in June 2022. Also, since July 2021, I've been serving in Toastmasters International's District 31, serving eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, since July 2021 as an Area Director. I've also chaired and served as chief judge for many contests at the club, area, and district levels since 2019.

In addition, I am a former member Society for Technical Communication, in the New England Chapter. I have presented how the next generation of technical communicators is being bred through iFixit at the 2015 chapter event "The Coolest Thing I Do: Sharing Tools and Processes", and at a 2017 chapter event called "How Augmented Reality Is Transforming The Ways Companies Create, Sell, Operate, and Service Products" with PTC's Victor Gerdes. I also presented at the Society for Technical Communication's 2014 Summit in Phoenix, Arizona with a progression on the paper I wrote, "Articulating Technical Communicators' Value to Employers". Additionally, I wrote an article called Millennials' Outlook on Technical Communication" for the magazine Intercom in October 2016. I also served as the New England Chapter's Vice President, President, and Immediate Past President from 2016 to 2019. Finally, I helped organize the New England Chapter's 2018 InterChange conference.

I'm currently employed at PTC in Boston, Massachusetts. If you have any inquiries, please contact me in the contact webform above. You can also visit my LinkedIn profile and add me to your network.

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