Cathleen is a freelance multimedia, digital journalist and MA Emerging Media student at Boston University. She's interested in social norms and trends across online communities, particularly at the intersections of spirituality and technology. Before graduate school, she worked in audience development. She has experience in strategy, analytics, graphic design, videography, photography, content creation, and more.

In her free time, Cathleen is a photographer and avid traveler. Prints from her travels are available via Etsy. She is a Taurus with a strong Gemini rising and would love to read your birth chart!

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Work experience

Graduate and Research Assistant, Boston University

​2021 - present


Run social media accounts for both the Emerging Media Studies program (@emsatbu) and the Center for Mobile Communication Studies (@cmcsatbu). Create social media content like student spotlights, social cards, photos of campus, etc. for all accounts. Write weekly blog posts on relevant technology news for the Center for Mobile Communication Studies. 

Assist Emerging Media Studies PhD candidate, Lee Hair, in researching his dissertation on digital patronage platforms.

Social Media Producer, Hearst Connecticut Media Group

​2019 - 2021


Developed comprehensive, realistic strategy for 22+ local newspapers, including the New Haven Register, Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, and Norwalk Hour. Led company-wide trainings in best practices and created dozens of posts a day. Produced original content to accompany projects, like social graphics and videos. Daily monitoring of brand accounts included engaging with readers, addressing issues, and watching metrics. Also, wrote on occasion, including one story that ran on the front page of the New Haven Register.

Digital Content Producer, | The Times-Picayune

​2018 - 2019


Monitored and published social media posts promoting stories and articles for | The Times-Picayune. Covered events via Facebook lives, Instagram stories, and Twitter. Created video and graphic social cards for relevant stories, events, and highlights. Photographed stories and events for the photo team. Built the Where NOLA Eats Facebook page up from scratch; 3.5K likes in less than three months.

Magazine, Travel, Address Editorial Assistant, The Boston Globe

​2017 - 2017


Assisted editors full time with budgeting, pitching, editing, fact-checking, and piecing together sections. Also helped with social media posting on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Formatted and published stories on web. Wrote blurbs and generated table of contents. Assisted photographers and stylists on photoshoots.


M.A. Emerging Media Studies,

Boston University

​2021 - present


Excellence in Communication scholarship

4.0 GPA

B.S. Journalism,
Emerson College

​2014 - 2018

Minors: Photography and Post-Colonial and Global Studies


Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere


Google Drive



Microsoft Office


R Studio

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)






Staff Editor and Reporter, The Berkeley Beacon

​2014 - 2017


Student newspaper of Emerson College. Held positions included lifestyle reporter, deputy arts editor, assistant lifestyle editor, and head arts editor. Edited articles, found stories, wrote pieces, supervised reporters, and designed pages for print.