I'm the Community Manager at the PRX Podcast Garage D.C. The focal point and catalyst of my goals has been uplifting diverse, innovative and underrepresented voices. I have sought out opportunities to engage and collaborate with my community to serve, build partnerships and bring amazing content that resonates and connects the District. Prior to the Podcast Garage, I specialized in marketing, events and special projects at WAMU 88.5, Daily Press Media Group and Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts. Now I'm continuing that work by helping to remove barriers for independent podcasters, providing a platform for diverse voices and ensuring the Podcast Garage is a welcoming space that celebrates the vibrant culture of the DMV.
Content Strategy Events Community Management Podcasts
Social Media Media Engagement Event Hosting Creative Initiatives
PRX Podcast Garage D.C.
Manage the PRX Podcast Garage location in Washington, D.C., schedule programs and trainings that build community, increase traffic to the Garage, nurture new and underrepresented voices, and raise overall brand awareness of PRX. Building and managing organizational partnerships & relationships across the District. Host weekly Podcast Wine Down online, past and upcoming guests to include Bottom of the Map, Passing Through Podcast, Radiotopia's The Heart and hey, girl. podcast.
Marketing & Engagement Coordinator
WAMU 88.5 American University Radio
Facilitated and project managed internal and external cross-department collaborations to include The Kojo Nnamdi Show 20th Anniversary Campaign, StoryCorps partnership with WAMU and DCist Membership Campaign. Provided support for events such as Kojo 20 pop-up and roadshow events, The Pod Shop Listening Party, Speaking Freely: 1A and The Daily event with Joshua Johnson and Michael Barbaro, DCist Launch Party, Leadership Circle Reception and Kojo 20 Celebration with Lonnie Bunch and Trouble Funk. Served as department’s budget manager reconciling expenses and fulfilling budget and contractual obligations with internal and external stakeholders. Developed and tracked key performance indicators (KPIs) research dashboard for station-wide reporting and distribution. Assisted media relations and communications specialist with coordinating content and distribution for station’s internal newsletter, WAMyou (150+ full- time and part-time staff), and external newsletter, WAMU Insider (85K+ members and subscribers) via MailChimp. Provided administrative support and completed other duties as assigned for senior marketing and engagement director.
WAMU 88.5 American University Radio
Ensured the timely and accurate processing of sales orders, ad copy, post-sale invoicing and reporting. Responded to email and phone inquiries with existing customers and potential corporate sponsors promptly and efficiently. Collaborated with marketing team to build promotional collateral and sales proposals. Tracked internal revenue for on-air promos, DCist relaunch and other sales initiatives. Gathered weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports for managers and senior director of integrated media sponsorships – including projections, sales activity, and revenue. Facilitated promotional partnerships, ticket giveaways, event activation, and trade advertising agreements. Established process and protocols to ensure day-to-day operations ran smoothly, and internal and external customer expectations were met.
Maintain strict confidentiality and privacy practices across each project with all clients.Independently contracted to evaluate and interpret audio and video dictation, maintaining accuracy, recognizing terminology and discrepancies, and proper formatting to deliver to clients by established deadlines.
DEI Committee | WAMU 88.5 American University Radio
Served on the leadership team as the recruitment lead and ensured that a representative from our committee sat on every hiring panel. Assessed prospective candidates’ proficiency to engage and collaborate with colleagues of various backgrounds, and ensured each candidate demonstrated a commitment to fairly representing each voice in our organization. Implemented search and recruitment strategies to build a diverse and inclusive staff. Extended our pool of candidates by offering equal opportunities to marginalized groups to create a workplace culture that’s reflective of the community we engaged, and truly bring unique and innovative programming to our audience.
Summer 2018 - Fall 2018
The Pod Shop | WAMU 88.5 American University Radio
Assisted the managing producer and program coordinator in reviewing and narrowing down 541 applications received to eight finalists. Served on the in-person interview panels to find unique, innovative and underrepresented voices to be a part of our inaugural co-hort. Supported our director of partnerships and events with managing logistics for The Pod Shop Listening Party, including setup and breakdown, vendor and venue management and volunteer management.
To know me, is to know that I'm a HUGE Hip-Hop and R&B head — everything from the aesthetics (you will rarely catch me without my gold hoops), the cadence, and the pure joy I feel when a track is playing in the airwaves. When I'm not listening to music, I'm knee deep in a podcast (Still Processing, Bottom of the Map, Passing Through ... the list goes on), binge watching or catching up on my favs (A Different World, Living Single, Grownish, insert anything by Ava DuVernay) or reading a book (memoirs are my go-to). What can I say? I love amazing storytelling and content in any format.