Freelance Writer, 2012-2017
Writing for various online and print publications, grant writing, copywriting, ghostwriting. Feature articles in Sierra MagazineOutdoor CaliforniaSF Weekly, East Bay ExpressNew America MediaIllume Magazine, El Tecolote, and California Progress Report.

Content Creator, Ui Culture, 2016
Creating inspirational, engaging, and comprehensive news, features, quick reads, and listicles for urban millennials interested in science, technology, entrepreneurship, and travel.

Contributor, Bay Area Reporter, 2012-2015
Writing assigned and self-generated news, profiles, and features for the widest-read, longest-running weekly LGBTQ newspaper in the country.

Staff Writer, The Guardsman, City College of San Francisco, 2011-2012
Writing assigned and self-generated news and culture stories.

Editor-in-chief, Etc. Magazine, City College of San Francisco, 2011-2012
Overseeing production of the bi-annual campus magazine, managing a 25-person staff, feature writing, photojournalism, copy editing, and proofreading.


Development Intern, National Center for Lesbian Rights, San Francisco Bay Area, 2013
Data analysis, database upkeep, donor retention strategy, events planning, social media outreach.

Public Speaking

Guest Speaker, Imagining Women: Writers in Print & in Person, Stanford University, Winter 2015

Imagining Women, Stanford Seminar


2012 Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) State Convention

1st Place: Magazine News Feature, A Flight Attendant’s Final Call by Elliot Owen, Etc. Magazine, Fall 2011

1st Place: Magazine Cover, A Flight Attendant’s Final Call by Elliot Owen, Alex Chousa, Dorothy Mak, Etc. Magazine, Fall 2011

2nd Place: Magazine Photo Story-Essay, Occupy CCSF by Elliot Owen, Alex Chousa, Thomas Lawn, Alisa Orozco, Etc. Magazine, Fall 2011


City College of San Francisco | San Francisco, CA
Journalism & Photography, 2010-2012

San Francisco State University | San Francisco, CA
Bachelor of Arts (BA), International Relations, 2004-2009
minor, Ethnic Studies

University of Ghana, Legon | Accra, Ghana
CSU International Programs, 2007-2008


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