I’m Heather Lynn Brady, a journalist based in Washington, D.C. I have experience as an audience engagement editor and manager, distribution platform manager, writer, editor, and digital producer at National Geographic, Sojourners Magazine, WTOP Radio, Slate, NPR, and more. I have a master’s degree in journalism from Georgetown University, focusing primarily on digital, data, and multimedia skills, and I’m passionate about working with journalism and media companies in multiple ways to grow their presence online.
I’m a news junkie with a flair for creativity and an unquenchable desire to learn new things. I have reported, written, and produced stories for a variety of platforms — websites, radio stations, print magazines, newspapers, and books. My work has been featured by National Geographic, Slate, U.S. News and World Report, NPR, and the Free Lance-Star. I love working with large data sets and pieces of code to present information and stories in ways that make sense and save time. I also love good web design, and strive to incorporate it into my work whenever possible.
In addition to my passion for the digital world, I’m also a published creative nonfiction writer. I founded FairTrade Journal, a literary magazine, at my undergraduate university. I worked for a small, progressive church for a year, improving their web presence and communications strategies. I’m an avid reader and an adventurous traveler. I love to dance to blues music (like these people do!) and I have served on the board for Capital Blues, the group in D.C. that organizes weekly and national blues dance events. I also lived in the woods for three summers, working as a counselor at an outdoor camp for kids, which means I can take on just about any challenge with grace and patience.