The Huffington Post (HuffPost)
Contributor / May 2015 - January 2018
Prior to closing their U.S. contributor platform, I contributed to The HuffPost to raise awareness for LGBTQ issues in the U.S. and abroad. I regularly covered civil rights issues, social entrepreneurship and my work with AsylumConnect. My articles have appeared in The HuffPost's Politics, Queer Voices, Impact, Business, and The WorldPost sections.
Sample HuffPost Articles
- "#MyDream is to create the first online resource catalog for LGBTQ asylum seekers," Mogul Influencer (June 2018)
- "#IAmAMogul because I know that everyone deserves the safety to live authentically," Mogul Influencer (December 2017)
- "6 Things You Didn't Know About Leading Internet-Based Initiatives," Lawrence Tam Blog (January 2017)
- "AsylumConnect: Lose a Prize, Win a Startup," University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Entrepreneurship Blog (September 2016)
- "AsylumConnect Releases New Resource Catalog for LGBTQ Asylum Seekers in Seattle," The Seattle Lesbian (February 2016)
- Republished in The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (LGBT RPCV) Blog (May 2016)
- "LGBTQ Asylum Seekers Deserve More in the U.S.," Sandwich for a Story #PeopleForPeople Blog (August 2015)
- "Why I've Made It My Goal To Convince The World Of LGBTQ Humanity," Elite Daily (August 2015)
- "The Real Gay Heroes Are Those Fighting For a Better Life," The Advocate (June 2015)
- "From Closeted Catholic to Gay Hero," The Advocate (May 2015)
- "Penn Senior Loses Grant, Gains Life-Changing Project," The Daily Pennsylvanian (April 2015)
The Bates Student
Assistant News Editor / September 2012 - May 2013
Before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania as a junior, I served as the Assistant News Editor for The Bates Student (Bates College's only student-run newspaper). This experience confirmed my interest in story selection, reporting, fact-checking, and editing feature news articles.
Sample News Articles
- "Bates debate 'breaks' at worlds," The Bates Student, January 16, 2013.
- "A bridge between the past and the present: A call to action for the future," The Bates Student, January 23, 2013.
- "Bates democrats and republicans continue activism," The Bates Student, January 23, 2013.
- "Embrace the unexpected: A Batesie reflects on time abroad," The Bates Student, January 30, 2013.
- "A new Chase Hall," The Bates Student, February 6, 2013.
- "The truth about Bates' endowment," The Bates Student, March 6, 2013.
- "Bates debate continues to win," The Bates Student, March 6, 2013.
- "Bates beats Colby," The Bates Student, March 13, 2013.
- "God wins: Yale triumphs in public debate," The Bates Student, March 20, 2013.
- "CrushList: a chance to find love," The Bates Student, March 20, 2013.
- "New pope revealed," The Bates Student, March 20, 2013.
- "Thinking about fossil fuel divestment," The Bates Student, March 27, 2013.
- "Defining sexual health: A lecture by Steven Epstein," The Bates Student, March 27, 2013.
- "MEDLIFE: Helping low-income communities in Latin America," The Bates Student, March 27, 2013.
Freelance / May 2015 - Present
Former Staff Writer for The Pennsylvania Punch Bowl / October 2013 - May 2015
In addition to advocacy, I am passionate about comedy writing. I believe in comedy's ability to break down barriers and unite all people. As a staff writer for The Pennsylvania Punch Bowl (Penn's humor magazine), I was able to explore this interest and comedy writing remains one of my favorite hobbies. Most recently, my comedy writing appeared in Points in Case (PIC), an online comedy publication. I continue to aspire to be the next Tina Fey, Kristen Wiig, Amy Poehler, or preferably a hybrid of all three (fingers crossed).
Sample Comedy Articles