Amtrak + transit

I blogged for Amtrak about my first-ever cross-country train experience. All words and photos by me:

Blog:  First Time on the California Zephyr: The Rails Less Traveled >>

Social: Instagram >> / Twitter >> / Facebook >>

I love trains, travel, and transit. You can find related content on my personal outlets as well:

Southbound Local >>
My self-published mini-book, available via Amazon.

Instagram >>
Fall 2018: I choo-choo-ed from Philly to Montreal on the Adirondack>>.
Fall 2019: I Amtraked from Philadelphia to Connecticut, where I got to check out the Essex Steam Train>>.
Fall 2020: A silver lining of pandemic limitations… I fell in love with a new form of transit! My annual foliage trip took me to the Rhode Island coast, where I explored via bike >>.

Alissa Carpenter, Training Consultant and Leadership Coach

From resumes to personal statements, I have provided extensive developmental editing services for Everything’s Not OK… And That’s OK. I’ve edited a variety of Alissa’s professional writing projects, from her guest blogs for Forbes to her full-length book. I have also collaborated with Alissa on marketing and communications strategies as a TEDx speaker, podcast host, and corporate learning facilitator.

Developmental editor for: “How to Listen and How to Be Heard: Inclusive Conversations at Work”>>  by Alissa Carpenter [Career Press, May 2020]
Named a Best Nonfiction Book of 2020 by Cosmopolitan


My most extensive creative work has been for the University of Pennsylvania (2014-2018).

Project Highlight:

Served as project lead and editorial director in the relaunch of Penn Parents, transforming it from a newsletter to a magazine. Collaborated across stakeholders and leadership to get the project off the ground. Created a streamlined publication process, executed a new editorial strategy, and managed all aspects of the redesign cycle from start to finish. Doubled the length of the publication and fully re-branded. The result was an on-budget, on-time product, which was well-received and readily applied as a powerful development tool.

I took the publication from this:
Fall 2016 issue >>
Spring 2017 issue >>

To this:
Fall 2017 relaunch >>

All copy was written by me.

Other Projects

I have a wide range of samples available upon request. Just send me an email to see more.

Feature stories
Short-form copy
Donor profiles
Event scripts
Institutional resolutions
Leadership messaging
Event & program marketing materials