“What Girl Scout cookies taught me about life” – CNN Opinion
ProfessionGal: Contributing writer
The Muse: Contributing writer, including “5 Career Lessons I Learned Selling Girl Scout Cookies” and “Are You Financially Ready to Freelance?” Several of these stories have also been syndicated to Forbes.com.
“Learning to Lean In to My Marriage” – Modern Career Girl
“New City? No Problem” – Minted Magazine, Summer 2012
“From Students to Startups: Rebellion Photonics Founder and CEO Allison Lami Sawyer” – Women 2.0 (also published to Huffington Post)
FIU Magazine (Digital editor, 2011-2014)
“Homecoming through the years” [interactive]
“Brewing beer the South Florida way” [with video]
“16-year-old graduate is more than just brains” [with video]
“Students study – and serve – in Southeast Asia” [with multimedia]
5 Things to Know for Monday [recurring feature]
My blog, the New Professional, covered office style, etiquette and career and professional development topics for young professionals on a budget. Featured on Forbes.com, Sacramento Magazine, News10 and Fox 40 Live. Published from March 2010 until early 2013.
Affinity (Managing editor, 2010-11)
“Teaching Green” – Community Colleges take the lead in training the first generation of green collar workers.
Awards: NCMPR Gold Paragon (National), NCMPR Silver Medallion, CASE District Bronze
“Serving Those Who Serve” – Thanks to the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Community College students are finally getting more of the support they deserve.
Awards: CCPRO Gold, NCMPR Gold Medallion
“A Century of Community Colleges” – California set an example as the first statewide system for affordable and locally accessible higher education.
“Standing Up for Students” – Students speak out and learn to lead through state and local community college governance.
“Alumni Profile | Stephanie Pollaro” – The Southern California native and co-founder of the nonprofit International Sanctuary has a passion for helping people across the world.
“A Trail for All Occasions” – The Jeffrey Open Space Trail offers aesthetic, recreational and educational opportunities. [pdf]
“Sound the Alarm” – Keep your family safe by maintaining your alarm systems. [pdf]
“Shop Irvine, Support Your City” – What’s spent in Irvine stays in Irvine. [pdf]
(Interim Editor, 2006)
“A Blast From the Past Follows Anaheim Into the Future” – The history behind Anaheim’s 150th anniversary headquarters. [pdf]
“Upscale Dining and Shopping Comes to Gardenwalk” – The Anaheim GardenWalk began construction this June with an impressive list of tenants waiting for the 19.3-acre site to be completed. [pdf]