Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, Journalism Minor. Graduated cum laude. Dean’s List five consecutive semesters. Captain of Varsity Track & Field team.
A little about me: I’m a Senior Science News Officer at the University of Pennsylvania. I’m also a mom, bird lover, food-eater, crossworder. I was previously at Weather.com and Audubon magazine. I graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2008.
Latest news: In September of 2020, I was promoted to a senior position in the University Communications office at Penn. In the fall of 2020, I presented first at the National Association of Science Writers, in a panel about how different institutions do science writing, and then at a monthly session of the University Research Magazine Association, about a series my colleague Katie Baillie and I created called “Side gigs for good.”
Michele is an excellent editor, writer, and leader. As her assistant editor, I learned so much from her sharp news judgment and passion for science. She is first and foremost an ethical journalist, committed to achieving accuracy and fairness in her own work and fostering those values in others. She is a wonderful co-worker.
Michele is a focused and thorough colleague who is great to work with. She’s always prepared, she contributes thoughtful comments and remarks on ongoing and upcoming stories and projects, and she organizes her time well. Overall she’s a wonderful coworker.
Michele is exceptionally intelligent and very well-spoken. She has excellent leadership skills and knows how to manage employees without micro-managing. She is extremely hardworking and conscientious. Given the opportunity, I would gladly work with her again.
Michele is a true professional and a delight to work with. I greatly admire her work ethic—she is both efficient and thorough, with a sharp eye for detail; Audubon could always count on her to do an exceptional job on any task.
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