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Professional ​
  • Certified in User Experience with the Nielsen Norman Group

  • Certified UX writer with the UX Writers Collective

  • Content writer

  • Fundraising grant writer

  • Produced and published playwright/screenwriter/essayist (as Jeanne Dorsey) – go here for a detailed history of theatre/film projects



Freelance Content Writer

SilverBell Coaching - New York, NY

10/2020 - 02/2021​

  • Redesigned site architecture through content audit

  • Re-wrote mission statement, process description, and staff bios for clarity and readability


NW 50+ - New York, NY

02/2019 - 06/2019

  • Wrote the full-length play, A Little bit of Forever, during multiple fellowship residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

  • Wrote compelling fundraising content and raised necessary capital to produce an Actors Equity Workshop production of A Little Bit of Forever

  • Hired and managed an 8-person creative team

  • Executed and filed actor contracts with Actors Equity

  • Received a nomination for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize from New Georges Theatre Company

Film Writer/Producer/Director
Original Kin Productions - New York, NY

02/2012 - 10/2014

  • Wrote, produced and directed Blood from a Stoner a 28 minute narrative short film

  • Produced fundraising event to raise production capital

  • Hired and directed a cast of well-known professional actors

  • Hired and managed a 17-person crew

  • Coordinated with Mayor’s Office of Film and Television to receive permit

  • Wrote content for Indiegogo online crowdsourcing platform and raised post-production capital

  • Premiered Blood from a Stoner in numerous film festivals including FilmColumbia, Chain Film Festival, and Big Apple Film Festival

Real Estate Referral Director/Real Estate Sales Agent

04/2014 - Present

Compass, New York, NY

Provide buyer and seller referrals to brokers at top NYC real estate firm

The Corcoran Group - New York, NY
  • Wrote detailed, research-based marketing content highlighting key features of sellers' properties; set up photo shoots; ran open houses; negotiated  offers; shepherded all phases of transaction on behalf of seller through final closing
  • Worked with buyers to target/purchase ideal home; determined budget; researched properties; attended open houses with buyer; negotiated final sale price; worked with mortgage broker and attorney; assembled board packages; shepherded all transactions on behalf of buyer through final closing

  • Closed on numerous multi-million dollar properties

  • Content writer for bi-weekly e-newsletter for broad business network


Administrative Assistant

Davis Polk and Wardwell - New York, NY

02/2004 - 09/2013

  • Supported a team of attorneys at top international law firm

  • Input and revised legal memoranda, affidavits, reply papers and other pleadings using all advanced functions on Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point

  • Proofread documents

  • Managed attorney time/administered billing 

  • Administered expense reports

Teaching Artist

Teachers & Writers Collaborative - New York, NY

01/1999 - 12/2003

Teacher/writer-in-residence at various public elementary and middle schools throughout the five boroughs, including a psychiatric day program at a hospital site

  • Taught poetry and creative writing to both regular and special needs populations

  • Collaborated with classroom teachers in determining needs of each population

  • Designed and implemented writing curriculum according to the needs of each population

  • Compiled, organized and designed an anthology of student’s poems, stories and drawings as the culminating result of each residency

  • Organized and directed assemblies in which students present their work to parents and teachers

Freelance Writer

Cohn Communications, New York, NY   

09/1999 - 12/1999

  • Conceived, wrote and cast instructional corporate training video depicting various examples of workplace harassment


Bennington College, Bennington Vermont – B.A. in Literature

Trinity Rep Conservatory, Providence Rhode Island – Two-year Theatre Training Program

  • Figma; Google Slides; Snagit

  • Constant Contact email marketing

  • Conversant in Spanish

  • New York State Real Estate License