Poetry, Critical/Literary Analysis, nonprofit marketing/fundraising, grant writing, creative writing, magazine writing.
Yoga, meditation, healthy eating, animal welfare, history, literature, nonprofits, cannabis reform
The degree in history involved intensive historical study, critical analysis of literature, and cited research essays. It also included an internship at the Maitland Historical Society as an assistant curator.
The minor in magazine journalism focused on newspaper writing, magazine development, editing, proofreading, and fact checking.
The 4 nonprofits included the Maitland Historical Society, the National Electronics Museum, the Community College of Baltimore County, and the Maryland Science Center. Projects included newsletter design and content development, fundraising brochures, solicitation letters, marketing content, and grant writing.
This topic is covered on two personal blogs. One blog is about yoga and mediation and the other on a more general topic for poetry and reflective essays. This kind of work opens up the imagination and brings out suppressed emotions. It is a way to express oneself, which becomes a truly beautiful form of writing.
Historical living takes the reader on a journey of imagination while leaving them with interesting facts. This wonderful garden article for a new magazine in Florida is a prime example of this type of writing, which highlighted a historical garden at the Victorian home restored by the Maitland Historical Society. Research entailed going through old records of the family that used to own the home as well as studying documents on the historical use of herbs and plant life. Interviewing the curator at the museum was also essential to add to the living history.
One-page grant inquiry letters at the Community College of Baltimore County were used for funding purposes. The work involved communicating with academic departments to gather program initiatives, goals, budgets, and requirements. This also included prospect research to locate appropriate potential donors including private foundations and corporations.
Quarterly newsletters were designed, written, and managed at the National Electronics Museum. The work included historical research, interviewing, editing, collecting images and developing deadlines for the rest of the staff.
At the Maryland Science Center, each year an annual brochures was created to display fundraising goals, updates and accomplishments. This would involve data research from the grants department, interviews of donors and guests, and reports to gather donor information.