Writing Portfolio

 

1. Content Marketing. Pieces focus on language learning and travel in Colombia. Content supports defined business objectives, is SEO optimized, and is consistent with brand voice.

 

Living in Medellín, Colombia means that sometimes I ache to escape the . . . 

There’s no better way to practice Spanish than by interacting with the language...

 
 
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So, you want to learn Spanish in Latin America? Congratulations! Learning a language...

The first time I was asked “¿Y vos de dónde sos?” (“and where are you from?”), I was confused. ‘Vos? Does this have to do with...

 
 

2. Political Risk Analysis. I research political and security issues in Latin America for subscriber publications produced by media and risk analysis firms.

Research is delivered as a set of bulleted facts for use in reports and focuses on political violence, organized crime, and corruption.

 

On Monday, July 17th, The Jovenel Moise administration Ministry of Defense announced the...

The Urabeños are labelled a “Type A” criminal organization by the Colombian government, classified as such due...

 
 

3. Creative Travel Writing. I wrote a number of creative non-fiction pieces while traveling alone from Guadalajara, Mexico to Medellín, Colombia in 2015.

 

San Luis Potosí, Mexico. I was blind with plants. Plants everywhere. Some were elegant, erupting like a fountain or bursting into...

Chiapas, Mexico.  A gust of wind inflates the tent into a monstrous white kite, flapping angrily at our attempts to... 

 
 

4. Travel Interviews. I conducted interviews throughout Mexico in a 2015 project exploring how travel can impact identity, values, and sense of self.

 

After missing my bus to Xilitla, I decided to scrap my plans and go instead to...

Two days after landing in Mexico City I snagged a hostel job, acting as waitress-cook-barista and tending to...