Photo by Lonnie Timmons III
What does your job entail?
I am the go-to resource for all things related to social media at CC. I manage the college’s overall social media plan and strategy, as well as support other social media managers on campus. I also help with writing stories and internal communications.
Where did you work before CC and what were you doing?
I have spent my career managing marketing and communications for nonprofits, including an open space organization, library, and animal shelter. Most recently, I spent time living and working in the Colorado mountains in the tiny town of Tabernash, just outside Winter Park.
Tell us a little about your background.
I grew up in Colorado Springs. I am a Colorado College alumna and graduated in 2006 with a degree in anthropology, focusing on archaeology. After some time working in the field, I decided I wanted to pursue something where I could be a little more creative. That led me to obtain an M.S. in communications from Pepperdine University where I studied mass media, rhetoric, and social change.
What do you like to do when not working?
In my spare time, you’ll find me exploring new hiking trails, playing with my dogs Andromeda and Winston, or traveling to remote places in the world with my husband, Matt.
Wild card: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a kid, I wanted to work with animals, so thought I would become a veterinarian or a zookeeper. However, I quickly I realized I don’t like things like blood and surgery, so I decided to just surround myself with animals instead. I’ve had many pets throughout my life including dogs, cats, bunnies, rats, fish, frogs, and even an African pygmy hedgehog. Next on the list is chickens!