But I’ve called a few different places home. I’m originally from Richmond, VA, but I’ve also lived in Williamsburg, VA, Washington, D.C., Portland, Maine, Sevilla, Spain, and Phetchabun, Thailand.
I graduated from the College of William & Mary with a degree in marketing, psychology, and entrepreneurship. I also studied audio storytelling at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in the summer of 2015. I worked on communications for a leading international education and exchange organization, and I’m also certified as an TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) instructor. In 2016, I spent a semester teaching English in Thailand.
I spent a year in D.C. working as a marketing and resource development VISTA for the AmeriCorps program (it’s sort of like the Peace Corps, but in the United States). I worked on affordable housing for Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. While I was there, I contributed to over $250K in new funding, launched new social media campaigns, and founded a new annual event that’s now in it’s third year. Today, I help build the Habitat AmeriCorps community as a board member on the Habitat AmeriCorps Alumni Council.
I’m the founder and editor of The Bello Collective, a weekly newsletter and publication about the audio industry.
Before The Bello Collective, I wrote The Podcast Broadcast, a tiny Tinyletter that grew into an established source for audio news. It was featured on Vice’s i-D’s ‘Eight email newsletters written by cool women‘, Creative Morning’s ‘Out of the Ordinary Newsletters‘, The Art Olympics, and Audacity and Audio’s ‘20 in their 20s of podcasting’. Roman Mars said my name on 99% Invisible once.
You can e-mail me at bnjezouit (at) gmail (dot) com.