Career journalist with a Ph.D in political communication. Award-winning photographer, public opinion expert, and journalism professor. I am an exceptional communicator and researcher who has excelled in the fields of journalism, policy analysis, and higher education. I am a writer, editor, policy expert, manager, and educator skilled at turning complicated ideas into news articles, press releases, web content, lectures, and presentations for a variety of audiences. Two decades experience covering village boards, town boards, county legislatures, school boards, city councils, and New York State government.

My academic research focuses on the ways organizations can use media to achieve their policy goals. I hold an Associate’s Degree in Photography and Design, a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, a Master’s Degree in English, a Certificate in Public Policy and a Doctorate Degree in Political Communication.