As many of you already know, I moved to Pittsburgh about a month ago and am loving this new adventure. I am working as the Development Editor for online alt-weekly Pop City.
Today, I launched my “Throwback Thursday” column, focusing on Pittsburgh’s revitalized historic buildings. My first entry was the Allegheny Post Office, built 1897, turned Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.
I am loving sharing the city’s growth, culture and history with yinz … Did I use that right ;)
My recent Mardi Gras post for National Geographic News Watch did fairly well online, with thousands of “likes” and shares across social media. The piece looked at one of Louisiana’s little known Carnival traditions: Cajun Mardi Gras. Most notably, the article, “Mardi Gras from Louisiana’s Cajun Country,” was used as a source for The Atlantic online story “The Courir de Mardi Gras,” by Rebecca J. Rosen. Rosen even used a direct quote from my News Watch story and cited my work.
I was excited to research this Carnival tradition and shed light on a venerable Louisiana observance.
Just in time for Mardi Gras, National Geographic Traveler magazine’s Intelligent Travel blog posted my “I Heart My City: New Orleans.” As a National Geographic Explorer, I was asked to complete a survey about my favorite things to do in my hometown. I hope you enjoy the list and get the chance to visit New Orleans one day!
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Hello Giggles is women’s humor site I adore. So, I was really excited to see my post shared on their facebook and twitter morning! For a little giggle, check out my story 11 Steps to Being the Best Damn Maid of Honor in the World. And feel free to share your own tips in the comments on this positive, connected site.
After completing my fieldwork as a National Geographic Young Explorer, I am on the job hunt. My search includes print and online media positions.
For holiday recipes and folklore from The Old Country, click here!