Panels, Q&A's, conferences, shows & more
I’ve been fortunate enough to moderate panels at various events, including: New York Comic Con, South by Southwest festival, SAG Aftra, VidCon, Just for Laughs and Mashable’s Social Good Summit.
I’ve also done some on-camera hits, and covered red carpets for Mashable and the LA Times. While at Mashable, I also hosted a weekly Facebook Live show, featuring interviews with influencers.
See some highlights below.
I am well-versed in several topics, including:
- Internet culture
- The creator economy
- Platforms such as YouTube and TikTok
- The latest popular memes
- Evolution of internet culture
- Streaming services
- Awards shows
- Celebrity-related trials
- Online controversies sparked by various shows and movies
- Journalism industry
- Career opportunities
- Transitioning into leadership roles
Contact me to inquire about speaking at your next event or on your show/podcast.
Q&A With Chelsea Handler
During Mashable's seventh-annual Social Good Summit in New York City in 2016, I spoke with comedian Chelsea Handler about the global impact of her Netflix series "Chelsea," the presidential election and the importance of using her media platforms to make a difference.
Boss Women Collective Panel
I spoke on a panel in January 2020 with other women in the media/PR industry called "How She Got There."
VidCon, a convention held for creators and their fans in Anaheim, Calif., has become an annual tradition for me. While I now mostly edit coverage, I used to cover it as a reporter. At the 2016 conference, I interviewed YouTube stars Gigi Gorgeous, Smosh, Flula Borg and Mamrie Hart about how to become YouTube famous.
SAG-AFTRA Foundation panel: 'StartUp'
In fall 2016, I conducted a Q&A with actors Adam Brody, Edi Gathegi and Otmara Marrero about Crackle's scripted drama "StartUp" at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.
Full video here.
Just for Laughs Q&A with Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart greenlit ten pitches from up-and-coming comedians for his streaming service at the Just for Laughs festival in July 2016.
The pitch session, which followed a Q&A moderated by me, gave 10 finalists the opportunity to showcase their best concepts to Hart for his comedy-geared network, appropriately called Laugh Out Loud.
Link to article here. No video available from event.
Other Previous Speaking Engagements
Pictured from left to right: Panel discussion in 2016 with actor Josh Hutcherson discussing his incubator project that would take scripts provided by Hollywood’s Black List and turn them into digital shorts; Panel discussion at 2017 SXSW festival "One Stop Shop: Convenience Drove a TV Revolution" with Amazon Video, Showtime and STARZ execs; panel at 2022's SeriesFest, held in Denver, about true crime adaptations.