I help individuals and organizations compete — for jobs, grants, funds, awards, media, and academic programs.

Clients & Partners

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Job Seekers & Career Transition Clients

  • Resume & cover letter 

  • Social media site revamps (LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.)

  • Interview prep

  • Negotiation coaching

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Applicants (Grants, Awards & Academic Programs)

  • Professional profiles & bios

  • Proposal & application narratives

  • Mission statements 

  • Institutional relations

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Strategic Communications Clients

  • Marketing & media pitches 

  • Crisis communications

  • Opinion pieces & editorials

  • Campaign design & implementation



My practice is informed by years of experience with successful candidates, pitches, and proposals.

From my years teaching at Harvard, MIT, and Connecticut College. From years as a senior recruiter on the employer’s side of the desk at D.E. Shaw & Co., a multinational investment firm with US $50 billion under management where I led executive searches for the CEO and recruited associates from top-tier schools. And finally, from my work as a Director of Communications for the New York State Working Families Party and for National Advocates for Pregnant Women. At NAPW, where I served as Director of both Comms and Development, my grant proposals doubled their institutional funders in under a year.