I am currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Delaware, studying using emerging technologies in education with a focus on science storytelling. I also serve as assistant director of communications and outreach for Maryland Sea Grant.
Previously, I have served as UD’s research multimedia specialist for UD’s Office of Communications and Marketing, program specialist for Salisbury University's Environmental Studies Department, social media community manager and editor for the National Marine Educators Association, academic marketing and communications manager for Delaware Valley University, and as the digital outreach specialist for University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and the Delaware Sea Grant College Program. I have also written and photographed magazine articles for Gannett's Delmarva Media Group.
I have a master's degree in multiplatform journalism from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. As part of my coursework, I covered the biotechnology and gene research beats and did general assignment reporting for Maryland Newsline, an online publication that is part of the school's new media lab. My work has been carried by over 25 outlets, including Newsweek, The Baltimore Sun, The Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, FOX News, and Science Communication.
I currently live in Berlin, Md., and spend my free time traveling, hiking, cycling, beachcombing, kayaking, and riding with my husband, artist Matthew Amey, two rescue dogs, and one very large horse. Matthew and I also collaborate on digital storytelling projects through our joint venture, Wooden Octopus Ink, which is part of the art studio and family cooperative I own with my sister, Wooden Octopus.