I investigated medical malpractice claims for a professional liability insurance company for 7 years. I interviewed hundreds of doctors during that time, and reviewed medical records for more than 1,000 patients. Don't ever make me watch eye surgery.
As a co-founder of Fight for Freelancers, I helped defeat legislation in New Jersey that would make it harder for solopreneurs/small businesses like myself, to stay in business. We've been fighting similar legislation and regulations nationally (looking at you, PRO Act and Department of Labor). I was a recipient of the Exceptional Service Award in 2021 for this work, from the American Society of Journalists and Authors
I've published Jersey Kids since 2010, focusing on family-friendly travel and activities in the New Jersey/New York area (and beyond). Go ahead - ask me for a Broadway recommendation or what to do in the Big Apple.
I earned a certificate in managed care administration.
I've written dozens of articles on landscaping and lawn care, but can't keep my own plants or grass alive.
The best class I took in high school was typing. I can type 90+ words per minute, and can also take accurate notes by hand, while maintaining eye contact with the person I'm interviewing.
I was a project manager for a healthcare technology company, as a liaison between PhD researchers, contract research organizations, medical offices and technology staff. I became an expert at mapping out interactive voice response (IVR) systems for mental health automated phone evaluations. (Yes, press 1 if you're depressed...)
My journalism education came from four years of news and feature writing at my college newspaper, the Daily Pennsylvanian. My favorite piece to write was a profile of the head art packer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.