I am the Head of Media Representation at Google, and lead our efforts to create a more inclusive and equitable media ecosystem. I work hand-in-hand with product teams, and build industry shifting partnerships that reach and elevate intersectional and often underrepresented voices.
Prior to this role I was Global Outreach Lead and a founding member of the Google News Initiative (GNI). I oversaw events and brand experiences, and managed programs and partnerships designed to build the future of media. In 2019 I was a finalist for AdColor’s Innovator of the Year award for my work in diversity in tech and media.
In the spirit of doing many things, I'm also a spokesperson for Google, and provide television and radio commentary on news, technology and pop culture trends. I appear on The TODAY Show, CNBC, CNN, FOX News, ABC News and NPR.
Back in the day I worked with Waggener Edstrom as an Account Manager for Microsoft, overseeing national broadcast, consumer product launches and marketing integrations for Windows, Windows Phone and Surface. Prior to that I spent many years as communications strategist and on-air spokesperson at AOL, managing brands including the Huffington Post, MapQuest and AOL.com.
One of my most rewarding experiences was as an adjunct at NYU, where I taught the course PR 2.0: Using Social Media Channels to Actively Engage Customers and Their Communities.
I reside in New York City, but will always be a girl raised in the South.
Credentials: MA in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University BS in Communications and Political Science from Florida State University.