Writer & Storyteller | Podcaster & Comic | Marketing & Communications Professional

About

About Me

Photo by  Ashley Hsieh

Photo by Ashley Hsieh

After nine years of all girls' school followed by studying Film Studies and Literature at Claremont McKenna College, I spent some time writing screenplays while living in Australia. I then returned to my hometown of Los Angeles to work as an executive assistant at Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, and Columbia Pictures. During this time I contributed to Academy Award campaigns and high-profile international productions. Since leaving the studio system, I've spent time working for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and created a popular entertainment podcast The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat. In my free time I write essays and entertainment reviews for various online publications, perform storytelling and comedy onstage, knit and crochet, and study American Sign Language.

As of February 2019, I am the Communications Manager for Women In Film, a nonprofit advocacy organization working towards gender parity in the entertainment industry. Previously, I produced short-form educational and entertaining content as the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Zoo, as well as overseeing community engagement in both English and Spanish. In this role I was on the SoCal Museums Digital Marketing Subcommittee, presented social media case studies at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums annual conference, guest lectured on Digital Marketing at UCLA, and have had posts featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Forbes, LAist, Patch, the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2019, the Libris digital asset management platform’s webinar and blog, and more. 

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