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Cycling is my passion, writing is my life, and luckily, I’ve found an amazing way to combine the two. In addition to freelance writing and editing, I’m the author of Saddle, Sore: A Women-Only Guide to You and Your Bike and Mud, Snow and Cyclocross (Deeds Publishing, 2012). I’m also a Level 3 coach with USA Cycling, aiming to focus on junior women development. In March 2016, my third book, Fuel Your Ride, will be out with Rodale Press.

11218952_10105653959791139_8048359313867320130_nBefore coming on with Bicycling as a ‘writer at large,’ I was an editor at Cyclocross Magazine, for three years where I wrote, edited, and managed the print and online magazines. Additionally, I wrote freelance articles for both cycling/athletic publications including Triathlete, Bicycling and Dirt Rag, as well as women’s publications.  Get in touch!

 

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Freelance Work:944275_10102828426377749_112088800_n

  • Bicycling
  • ElleGirl
  • Triathlete Magazine
  • Switchback
  • Dirt Rag
  • The Boston Globe
  • Bicycle Times
  • Cyclocross Magazine
  • PopBreak.com
  • The Embrocation Cycling Journal

SKILLS   
-Social Media: blogs, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
-Microsoft Office: Access, Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint
-Adobe Dreamweaver
-Basic HTML and web publishing/design skills
-Quark
-Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
-Mac and PC platforms
-USA Cycling Level 3 Coach

BOOKS

  • Saddle, Sore: A Women-Only Guide to You and Your Bike (Self-Published, 2014)
  • Mud, Snow and Cyclocross (Deeds Publishing, 2012)
  • Fuel Your Ride (Rodale Press, March 2016)
  • Freelance Work Featured In: Bicycling, ElleGirl, Triathlete Magazine, Switchback, Dirt Rag, Peloton, The Boston Globe, Bicycle Times, Cyclocross Magazine, PopBreak.com, The Embrocation Cycling Journal, MapMyFitness, RootsRated

EDUCATION

  • Rutgers College, Bachelor of the Arts degree (Major: English and Journalism and Media Studies)
  • Recipient of Merck Science Journalism Student Award in 2009
  • USA Cycling Level 3 Coach

EMPLOYMENT

Writer at Large: Bicycling 
2014-Present
-Writes on a variety of topics in cycling, from commuting to nutrition to interviews with pros and other industry professionals
-Travel to races and other industry events for coverage

Team Manager, Aspire Racing
July 2015-Present
-Coordinate racer, mechanic and manager flights, lodging and race logistics for Jeremy Powers
-Update JPows.com
-Write monthly newsletter for sponsors
-Photograph Jeremy Powers at races

Author, “Saddle, Sore: A Women-Only Guide to You and Your Bike”
2014-Present
-Self-published a book dedicated to awkward cycling questions for women, answered by experts
-Tour North America hosting ‘women’s nights’ and talks with women about different issues that they face on the bike
-Host cycling skills clinics in conjunction with book talks

MapMyFitness Contributing Writer
August 2015-Present
-Write articles on topics focused on running and general endurance training fitness

RootsRated Contributing Writer
2014-Present
-Write about outdoor adventure locations in NYC

Managing Editor: Cyclocross Magazine 
2010-2014
-Manage online and print content for the quarterly magazine
-Responsible for daily online content, managing columns and articles as well as multimedia.
-Increasing circulation and exposure
-Managing staff of freelancers and regular columnists as well as outside helpers
-Writing content, including a weekly column.

Author: Mud, Snow and Cyclocross
Authored a book with Deeds Publishing about cyclocross and its evolution in the US, from its roots to where it is now. Looked at top riders, top races and the people behind the scenes making it run.

Online Editor: Cyclocross Magazine 
May 2011 – November 2011
-Responsible for daily online content, managing columns and articles as well as multimedia.
-Maintaining and increasing social media presence.
-Writing content, including a weekly column.
-Oversee freelance writers as well as interns.
-Develop, write, edit, create stories relating to cyclocross/cycling.
Website
Twitter

Columnist: Embrocation Cycling Journal 
2012-2013
-Bi-weekly column, The Bike Life, on the cycling lifestyle ranging from science to women’s issues to what it means to really immerse oneself in “the bike life.”
Column

Faculty Outreach Specialist: Business Expert Press
January 2011 – November 2012
-Develop and maintain relationships with faculty
-Responsible for developing an online presence
-Developed and maintained social media outreach program
-Developed and maintain monthly newsletter.
-Deal directly with customer relations as well as customer outreach.
-Report directly to publisher David Parker.
Twitter
Blogspot
Podcast

CoPilot: Jeremy Powers
2013
-Responsible for helping the Elite Men’s Cyclocross National Champion with tasks including event planning, website maintenance, scheduling and general organization
-Working with Powers’ sponsors on various projects

Social Media Coordinator: Mullin and Associates  
May 2011-2012
-Created and implemented social media publicity plan.
-Coach executives on use of social media.
-Conduct weekly webinars on importance of social media.
-Created manual, presentations, and tutorials on using social media for job search.
-Implemented use of Facebook, Twitter, Blogspot, and LinkedIn for Mullin and Associates.
-Develop content including video, interviews, and useful information for active and potential clients.
-Continue to host webinars
Twitter
Blogspot

Media Coordinator: Rockstar Games Cycling Team 
2010-2011
Responsible for developing an online presence for the team, and overseeing social media (blog, website, Twitter, Facebook).
Rockstar Times

Columnist: Pop-Break.com
2011-2013
Author of a fashion trend column for this culture and news website.  The column has become the most popular feature on the website.
Pop-Break.com

Sponsorship Coordinator/Web Designer: Rutgers University Cycling Team 
2009-2010
Coordinated sponsorship, developed web content (blog, website, Twitter), and produced newsletters for alumni and sponsors.

Freelance Writer: Triathlete Magazine
2009 – 2011
Published article on IBS in Sept. 2009 issue and article on science of sports bras on their website.
Science of the Sports Bra
IBS and the Triathlete

Media Coordinator, Communication Workers of America Local 1037
2008 – 2013
-Maintain and update the union website
-Write and design weekly bulletins
-Create flyers and other literature
-Develop logos and other graphic design needs, including some promotional filmmaking.
Website

Staff Writer: foodconsumer.org 
2007
Wrote articles for an online group focusing on health and science stories relating to food topics.

Intern/Staff Writer: ELLEgirl Magazine 
2005 – 2007
-Wrote short book and music reviews
-Fact-checked stories
-Wrote Knitting and Feminism and Zine Queens, articles published in the magazine
-Wrote articles for the magazine’s website (I got a tattoo and a series of do-it-yourself articles).
-Basic intern responsibilities including filing, finding graphics, media outreach
Sample

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

Teaching Assistant: Environmental Reporting, Rutgers University
2010
Teaching assistant for “Green Reporting,” a class at Rutgers University offered in the Journalism Department under Stephanie Cohen.

Course Instructor: Hale Athletic Center, Rutgers University 
2009-2011
Tutor student athletes in various course: create study guides, lesson plans, quizzes, lectures.

Research Assistant: Prof. Stephanie Cohen, Rutgers University 
2009-2011
Researched topics in the areas of energy and environment, aided in writing articles, helped develop curriculum for a Media Ethics class.

Writing Tutor: Plangere Writing Center, Rutgers University 
2008 – 2010
Tutored students in English classes ranging from Expository Writing to more advanced subjects.

Writing Instructor: Student Support Services, Rutgers University   
2010
Tutored ESL/EOF students in English classes.

Research Assistant: Professor Carolyn Williams 
2007
Ran Poetry Now, designed to demonstrate to students the concept that poetry is still relevant: made videos, handouts, presentations, gave lectures.

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