About Me

As a grad student at American University, I am working on a masters degree in Public Communication, where I’m focusing on digital communications and new media.  My original plan was to be blogging about being back in school, sadly school does not leave much time for blogging. I’m trying though.
As I live in DC, and it’s customary here – the career run down: I have worked in non-profit management for the last six years in program management, fundraising and grassroots advocacy.  Before that I was a campaign fundraiser for Democratic candidates.

I also volunteer with local organizations around the Washington, DC area; make jewelry; am an avid reader; and raise money annually for the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk in memory of my grandma, LaVerne Brown. I am involved in feminist and women’s issues, through my writing, reading and various organizations.

My reading centers on: history (political, military, modern America), environmental issues,  feminist theory and classic literature.  I follow left leaning news like a good little liberal.

I gave up meat in September 2011 and share my cooking, and readings in the area of food politics on Tumblr.

Proud Elon University and Alpha Xi Delta alum and recently completed a certificate in non-profit management through the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Originally from Chicago, I moved South for college and never looked back.  I am a Carolina girl at heart, randomly speak Southern, and have found myself living on the Mason Dixon line, unsure which side I prefer.

Help Me Help Others:

Ending Alzheimer’s

Each year I participate in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Walk to raise money for research to find a cure, treatment and prevention.

Make a donation now to the 2012 National Memory Walk!

For more information about Alzheimer’s Association and their work click the link below.

Alzheimer’s Association Website

Violence Against Women: Ending Domestic Violence

I may have left a job at a domestic violence agency, but I could not walk away from the issue and the survivors.  One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.  Please consider a donation, either of money or goods, to help those in your area, or visit the National Network to End Domestic Violence to donate and learn more.

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