Dorian's writing emphasis covers the areas of education, health and business. Her experience working in K-12 school districts, institutions of higher education and education associations gives her a deep understanding of that market. In addition, she branched out to write health-related content after dealing with her aging parents' illnesses as well as her own life transitions. She also writes about businesses and is able to incorporate the knowledge she gained while earning her doctorate in education human resource development.
Dorian wholeheartedly embraces the concept of life-long learning and follows her curiosity wherever it takes her. Thus far in her life, she has explored a wide variety of interests, including reading, geocaching, travel, all types of cultural activities, needlework, sewing, cooking and gardening. Most recently, she started practicing Qigong and is publishing her own website, istartwondering.com.
Dorian M earned her undergraduate degree from Trinity University, one of the top-ranked institutions of higher education in the United States. Trinity's liberal arts approach informs Dorian's work since she loves to explore different topics and find ways to connect them.
Dorian's doctoral program focused on understanding how organizations work and adults learn. The degree requirements included courses on organization development, professional development, mentoring and adult learning. As part of her degree program, Dorian also took coursework on public policy development. Dorian focused her dissertation on partnerships between institutions of higher education and K-12 schools.
Dorian M has spent most of her career working in the education sector. She was responsible for creating content for a variety of publications as well as press releases, op-eds, letters and speeches during her work as a communications director for two K-12 school districts and an education association. She also created these same types of documents and publications while working for a major university system. Many of her current regular freelance clients are in the education field.
Dorian M's interest in business was instilled by her parents, who owned a small business, and enhanced by coursework during her undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Using this knowledge, she regularly creates content celebrating businesses. Her work includes feature stories, website updates, blogs, awards applications, marketing materials and reports.
Dorian M's writing in the health care indutry was spurred when her elderly parents began facing chronic conditions, including Alzheimer's disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease and diabetes. She has contributed content to HealthCentral.com's Alzheimer's site since 2006 and its diet/exercise and menopause sites since 2010. In addition, she has written health-related stories for several Texas A&M University entities as well as the Texas A&M Foundation. More recently, she is providing content for the Texas Yoga Association and Houston's Hines Center for Spirituality and Prayer.
Dorian M has written countless press releases as communications director for two K-12 districts, an education association and a university system. She also offers this service to her current customers.
Dorian M has contributed blog posts for the Texas A&M Foundation's external and internal websites.
Dorian M creates feature stories for several in-print and on-line magazines. She also has written these types of stories as a journalist and public relations director.