Recent Work

LED Catheter Piece for Stony Brook University

Most of my writing background is in healthcare and higher ed, so writing for a university health system is a perfect combination of the two. This piece was about the high-tech invention of a nursing student (who came to that after a career in engineering) and the various players who helped bring it from concept to prototype.

Check out “Many Hands Make Light Work” to see what I mean.

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Stony Brook School of Nursing

This client is always such a pleasure to work with! This was my second year helping with their annual report. I get to read about all the incredible things new nurses are learning and achieving, while polishing up the edges so it reads in a clear, consistent voice.

Click on the cover to browse through all the pages.

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Strawberry Farming at VSU

I love working on these little videos for Virginia State University. I had no idea what fascinating things were happening right down the road from me until I started working with them!

Here’s a little story about how their College of Agriculture is helping small farmers to cash in on the growing demand for locally sourced berries.

 

“Heroin: The Hardest Hit”

It was an honor to work on the script for this documentary, produced in a partnership between Virginia State University and the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia.

It was a tough one to get through, with so many sad stories of lives lost too young. But with heroin deaths reaching crisis levels in Virginia, they are stories that need to be told.

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I Won an Emmy!

The work I’ve been doing with Virginia State University has led me to something I never in a million years expected to see: an Emmy award!

The Capital and Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences represents Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. On June 15, at their 55th Emmy Awards in Baltimore, VSU had several projects among the nominees. In the category of “Education/Schools – Program/Special,” I was nominated along with Jesse Vaughan and Bryce Spivey for our work on VSU Today. And we won (see p. 11)!

The whole thing is completely surreal, and I still haven’t gotten my hands on the statue … but what a cool thing to add to my resume.

2014 UPDATE: Since this post, I earned a second Emmy for my work on VSU Today. Both are proudly displayed on my mantel, amid all the thrift-shop finds and family photos. Unreal!

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More Work with Virginia State University

I’ve been happy to collaborate with VSU on more television projects, including these three stories for “VSU Today”:

Find out how a group of retired alumni turned their annual dinner into a major funding source:

See how business leaders are helping students learn the things that don’t come in books:

And see the beautiful historic homes that make Petersburg so special: