I am a writer, educator, and communications expert with extensive experience in communication strategy, story development and writing, and digital tools. I have been a journalist, writing coach and teacher for many years, specializing in content development for a national audience. I have a master's degree from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. My academic book is a published version of my dissertation, Women and Media: An Activist's Fight for Equality. My book, Obama: The President's Historic First Year in Quotes was published as part of my work as the James B. Simpson Fellow at American University.