I book thought leadership and industry trends programming at the International Council of Shopping Centers. ICSC is a membership organization serving more than 50,000 retail and real estate professionals across the globe. Our mission is to ensure that brick-and-mortar retail is recognized for the integral role it plays in communities.
I was the Director of Editorial Programming for experiences at Condé Nast.
Working with editorial brands like Teen Vogue, WIRED, and Glamour, I conceptualized and executed programming for tent pole projects, booking everything from keynotes and panels to hands-on workshops, mentor sessions, and networking events. Highlights from this time include keynote speakers like Hillary Clinton, Ava DuVernay, and Microsoft's Satya Nadella.
Throughout my career I have honed a particular expertise in curating creative experiential programming like vintage shopping lessons with costume designer Patricia Field and an interactive robot petting zoo. I also have great experience working with brand partners like TOMS and PlayStation to develop creative and editorially-driven event integrations.
And before that,
I was the Senior Editorial Events Manager at Fast Company, leading programming for the Fast Company Innovation Festival, FC/LA: A Creativity Counter-Conference, the Fast Company Grill at SXSW, and Inside the Issue, a monthly event series that took readers behind-the-pages of new feature stories.
Favorite programming moments from this time include Cher comparing Twitter emojis as modern hieroglyphics, John Legend speaking about criminal justice reform, Melinda Gates discussing the importance cognitive diversity, and many others.
I also did these things...
Associate Events Editor at Fast Company (Aug 2014 - Dec 2016)
Editor of the New York Observer's culture newsletter "Very Short List" (Apr 2014 - March 2017)
Public Relations at Susan Magrino Agency (May 2013 - Aug 2014)
Social Media Strategy for The New Yorker (May 2012 - Apr 2013)
Student at Barnard College, B.A. English / American Literature (Sept 2009 - May 2012)