I’m an interactive designer, and the Graphics Director at The Washington Post. I lead the graphics team, which includes infographics, news apps and digital story design. I conceive, project manage and edit visual stories of all sizes, from breaking news to medium and long-term enterprise. I focus on strategic hiring, staff development and training. Check out my team’s work.

My favorite part of my job involves coming up with creative ways to combine multimedia and technology in storytelling. I specialize in design and programming of interactive graphics and multimedia experiences.

I went to the University of North Carolina, where I studied multimedia and photojournalism and graduated with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. I was an intern at USA TODAY and worked for the Baltimore Sun for about a year and a half before joining the Post.

I co-taught a course on communicating with design at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies in the fall of 2013.

From 2010-2012, I was a part of the faculty of the National Security Reporting Project at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, an investigative project that takes place in the fall. In 2010, the project we did won an OJA for best student multimedia project.

I’m a native North Carolinian from a small town in western N.C. called Franklin, where some of my family still lives. I’m the youngest of seven girls, so I love people and personalities and adventure. I love to read, travel, take photographs and see live music.

I live in Washington, D.C. with my husband, Matt, and our daughter, Margot.

Anything on this blog is my opinion, and in no way reflects the position of my employer, The Washington Post. All graphics are reproduced from The Washington Post, unless otherwise noted.