A multi-media artist, writer, editor with a BA from Yale, I produce visual & written content for all media. My passion for climate & social justice emerges in my novels, nonfiction book & client work.
I provided creative direction for the new READy for the Grade website, a project of NewAlliance Foundation. I also wrote all content for the site.
*note - NewAlliance Foundation named the project 'READy for the Grade.' The all caps in the first part of the word 'ready' is not a typo.
The Yale Manual for Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy of Depression provides researchers and therapists with methods, structure, and areas to consider regarding the use of psychedelic-assisted therapy in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). In particular, this manual illustrates a mode of utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a therapeutic framework for psilocybin-assisted therapy of depression.
The lead authors of the manual hired me to conduct a structural and line edit and to format the manuscript for publication as a printable PDF.
I rebranded Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, which included a new name (NHS New Haven), a new logo, and a new website design.
I also developed a communications strategy for 2019 and initiated the implementation of that strategy across all social media channels, eNewsletter, print collateral, and on the new website. My work included writing and graphic design.
My passion for environmental stewardship has been a common thread in many of my endeavors. As a journalist and creative writer, I have covered environmental topics including e-Waste, landmines, climate change, agricultural issues, waste management, invasive species, and wildlife rehabilitation for a variety of audiences. So working with the Institute for Sustainable Energy was a natural fit. In less than a month, I edited sixty action documents for SustainableCT.org.
ROI: 26 early-adopting municipalities when the site launched in November 2017.
Producing the website and 2017 Annual Report for the Pathfinder Program at Hopkins School involved project management, hiring subcontractors (photographers, videographers, printers), interviewing students and faculty, writing and editing the content, and designing the assets and layout.
ROI: a 36% increase in donor involvement.
Working from an existing brand brief and creative brief, I collaborated with Stoneleigh-Burnham School to determine a messaging strategy and write the copy for their new website. They loved my headlines so much, they turned them into banners, which now line the school’s winding driveway.
In the three years following completion of the new website, Stoneleigh-Burnham saw record enrollment.
The Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP), the leading global professional association dedicated to negotiating, planning and executing alliances, and other collaborative business relationships. ASAP provides its members with forums for networking and professional development along with access to tools and resources, while working to elevate and promote the discipline of alliance management. Its quarterly magazine is a benefit of membership.
Q3 2014 Strategic Alliance Magazine Preview: Unlocking the Benefits of Altruistic Alliances (editor)
The Q3 2014 issue of Strategic Alliance Magazine, coming this month to ASAP members and subscribers, takes an in-depth look at alliances, consortia, and other collaborative relationships among for-profit, nonprofit, and public sector entities. Our cover story on altruistic alliances takes an in-depth look at how biopharma companies (and alliance executives) derive numerous benefits from partnerships with nonprofits. We interview ASAP members and alliance executives such as Jeremy Ahouse, alli...
Renowned professor, chemical and biomedical engineer, and inventor Dr. Robert Langer will be one of the keynote speakers at this year’s BioPharma Conference. In a recent phone conversation, he shared his experiences with alliances as well as the motivations behind his numerous achievements. Below is a preview of an article that will appear in August eNews. All ASAP members receive eNews monthly as part of their member benefits.
RLF: You’re one of the keynote speakers at the Association of Str...
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“When I was in high school, I hated it,” says Isaac Bloodworth, pointing to Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Ankle, in the Yale University Art Gallery. “It didn’t make sense. I thought it looked like chicken scratch.” Today, Bloodworth is a 2017 graduate of the University of Connecticut and a four-time summer intern at the gallery, and he sees Ankle very differently. “This piece is one that shows my evolution as a black man,” he says. “I fell in love with the piece.”
New Haven’s summer festival is both local and global.
Rebekah L. Fraser ’93/’03 is a writer in New Haven.
“When great art and big ideas come together, we heighten our ability to understand and imagine.” New Haven native Anne Calabresi, businesswoman Jean Handley, and psychologist and Yale med school clinical professor Roslyn Meyer ’71 started with that premise when they founded the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in 1996. That first year, the event took place over three days. Twenty-...
Writers often look for a GPS to guide their way from obscurity to success. Author/illustrator Mira Bartók has enjoyed the kind of success many of us only dream may be ours. Her memoir, The Memory Palace, won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2012. In 2015, with only a quarter of the first book written, Bartók found her middle-grade novel series, The Wonderling, in the midst of a bidding war that resulted in a six-figure advance from Candlewick Press and a seven-figure movie deal. It w...