• M.A., Regional Economic and Social Development, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, 2006
  • B.A., Urban Studies, Rutgers University-Camden, 2003
  • A.A., Liberal Arts, Camden County College, 1999

Work History

Audience Engagement Manager, Next City, Philadelphia, PA – 2014-Present

  • Manage social media accounts and supporter database
  • Lead website updates, coordinate with developers and designers
  • Coordinate grassroots fundraising drives
  • Write newsletters, fundraising letters, and promotional materials
  • Monitor and report website analytics
  • Promote Next City, its reporting, and its events

Web Coordinator, Healthcare-NOW!, Philadelphia, PA – 2008-2014

  • Manage organizational and affiliate websites, supporter databases, advocacy campaigns, individual donations, and social networking accounts
  • Write articles, grant proposals, and newsletters
  • Lobby Congress for single-payer healthcare

Carpenter and Partner, Haymarket Painting and Construction, Philadelphia, PA – 2006-2008

  • Worked with and managed a collective of carpenters, plumbers, and electricians
  • Managed and participated in all aspects of home remodeling and construction processes

HUD Fellow, Lawrence Community Works, Lawrence, MA – 2004-2006

  • Worked with community leaders to better understand the Lawrence’s budget process
  • Organized participatory budgeting campaign
  • Assisted in writing community guide to Lawrence’s City budget

Intern, Lowell Transitional Living Center, Lowell, MA 2006

  • Wrote grant proposals

Community Member, Leavenhouse, Camden, NJ 2002-2004

  • Organized volunteers to cook meals for up to 150 people
  • Interviewed homeless applicants for housing
  • Assisted in managing two rooming houses for the homeless
  • Wrote grant proposals
  • Created Leavenhouse newsletter
  • Participated in and organized campaigns to stop the state takeover of Camden, stop the demolition of public housing, and end the Iraq war

Carpenter, Harvard Construction Company, Tabernacle, NJ – 1997-2004

  • Participated in all aspects of home remodeling and construction processes

Published Articles

Other Work

Web Development


  • “Online Community Organizing Tools for the Single-Payer Movement,” Healthcare-NOW! National Strategy Conference, Philadelphia, 2010.
  • “Obamacare, the Public Option, and the Fight for Single-Payer Healthcare,” Wooden Shoe Bookstore, Philadelphia, 2009.
  • “Participatory Budgeting in Lawrence, MA,” Planners Network Conference, Chicago, June 2006.
  • “Are Finance Control Boards the Answer to Job Loss, Shrinking Revenues, and Grinding Decline: The Springfield, Massachusetts and Camden, New Jersey Cases,” UMass-Lowell CITA Conference, October 2005.
  • “The Camden Takeover,” The College of New Jersey, Trenton, December 2004.

Other Experience

  • Producer/Host, Thinking Out Loud radio show, 91.5 WUML-Lowell, UMass-Lowell
  • Commentary Editor, The Gleaner, Rutgers-Camden Student Newspaper
  • Graduate of the Z Media Institute