Below, you’ll find links to my writer profile for each publication, as well as some of my favorite pieces.
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- How pregnancy led me to accept my imperfections
- What I wish I’d known sooner about helping a loved one get through depression
- How charting my time for two weeks transformed my life from stressful to happy
Writer Profile: Motherly
Motherly is a guide for moms that’s both informative and inspiring. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share words of encouragement with their readers.
Writer Profile: SADS Channel
I’m a contributor for the SADS Channel, a blog run by the SADS Foundation—a support/advocacy organization for those living with heart rhythm disorders. I have a condition called Long QT Syndrome. Basically, that means my heart takes a little longer than normal to “recharge” after each beat. But it doesn’t stop me from living a full life, and it’s given me plenty to write about. Some of my posts are based on personal experience, while others tell the stories of others.
- Why I’m at peace with giving a beta blocker to my baby
Cheapism is all about helping people save money and find good deals. I especially enjoy writing about inexpensive recipes, simple DIY projects, and cheap excursions.
- 20 ways to jazz up your oatmeal
- How to make your own pumpkin spice latte: 10 recipes to try at home
- 16 incredible gingerbread house displays that are worth the trip
Reporter Profile: Columbia Faith & Values and KBIA 91.3 FM
From 2012-2014, I was the editor and community manager of Columbia Faith & Values, a local nonprofit religion news website. Although my title was editor, I did a bulk of the reporting.
In spite of its early success, the site closed due to funding. The website no longer exists, but some of the stories are available via ColumbiaFAVS’ local media partner, the mid-Missouri NPR affiliate: KBIA 91.3 FM.
- Muslims in Joplin receive interfaith support after mosque fire (Edward R. Murrow Award winner)
- How faith communities fit into youth mental wellness
- Two-room Lutheran school provides close-knit classroom setting
Columbia Faith & Values was a project of Religion News Service, a national news organization that serves such publications as The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, USA Today, and others.
- Washington Post: For Missouri monks, holiday fruitcakes are slice of the divine
- Huffington Post: Burned Joplin mosque members look to an uncertain future
In graduate school, I reported for the Columbia Missourian. I covered stories across a variety of beats, including health and education.
- Kelsi Poe: The girl who fell at Quinton’s builds an entirely new life (Honorable Mention: Best News Story, Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest)
- Conservative couponers: Missouri shoppers forego ‘extreme’ in favor of courtesy
- Columbia boy receives Disney trip through Make-a-Wish Foundation
- National drug shortage hits Columbia hospitals, stalls patient treatments (First Place: Best News Story, Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest)