Sandra is a digital nomad living and working in the Sunshine State. She's a writer, editor and digital marketer. The longtime journalist has also worked as a social media consultant, a L&D content curator at PwC and a digital content specialist at Johns Hopkins All Children's. A former senior web editor at the Tampa Bay Times, she was also a news editor, designer, assistant metro editor and a regional columnist.
Sandra is a career journalist who got her start at her hometown newspaper in Charleston, S.C. After a brief stint as a design editor at the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Sandra earned a fellowship from the Newspaper Association of America to attend a workshop at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. Soon after, she joined the staff at the St. Petersburg Times.
Sandra has served on panels at several tech, academic and journalism conventions discussing technology, new media, convergence and diversity.
She has served as a moderator, guest speaker, recruiter and faculty member at institutions throughout the Southeast.
Her past teaching experience includes serving as visiting faculty at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, teaching Advanced Journalism at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and serving as a visiting journalism fellow at Grady College at the University of Georgia.
She currently volunteers on a few boards of directors including OC, Inc. which has been a leading force in the effort to ensure that people from underrepresented groups have equal access to ownership, production, employment, and decision making in media.