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Hi! I’m Aubrey.

I’m a lifelong storyteller with a knack for not only making emotional connections, but also connecting the dots. A passionate advocate for disability and neuro-inclusion, I firmly believe that you cannot have true inclusion without accessibility. Words matter. Language matters. People matter.

I’m a natural-born storyteller with a serious love for words. Somehow my love of popular fiction landed me in marketing and communications, where over the past 18+ years I’ve done a little bit of everything. The intersection of content, communications, and DEI, however, is my jam. I’m also a passionate fan of the Oxford comma and correct apostrophe usage and have been called a Grammar Diva a time or two. No, I’m not ashamed about that. At. All.

  • Favorite question: “Why?” followed closely by, “How?”
  • Favorite animal: llama (I’m kind of obsessed)
  • Favorite book: This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Favorite food: Tex-Mex
  • Fun fact: I’m an admin and co-owner of the largest global Polin Discord

My Superpowers (aka Skills & Expertise)

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Storytelling

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Writing & Editing

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Comms

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Curiosity

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Hyperfocus

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Sense of Humor

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Executive Thought Leadership

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Disability & Neuro-inclusion

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Leading with Heart & Empathy

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Connecting Dots

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Seeing Possibilities

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Ability to Adapt

What people are saying

Experience

CONNECTED DISABILITY ACTION NETWORK GLOBAL CO-LEAD
Cisco, Inc. | June 2023-April 2024

As the Global Co-Lead for the Connected Disability Action Network (CDAN) Inclusive Community, I championed the interests of and represented Cisco’s disabled and neurodivergent community. My role involved driving inclusivity initiatives, shaping policies, and serving as an ambassador both within Cisco and in external forums to foster a culture of diversity and accessibility.

CONTENT & STORYTELLING LEAD, GLOBAL PARTNER MARKETING
Cisco, Inc. | April 2022-April 2024

As the Engagement Content Lead in Global Partner Marketing, I managed the editorial calendar and blog strategy; wrote and edited blogs, thought leadership, and executive communications; worked closely with social media and global comms; worked cross-functionally across Cisco to ensure messaging and legal compliance; etc.

CISCO GLOBAL PARTNER MARKETING PROGRAM MANAGER/CREATIVE STORYTELLER
Trilyon, Inc. | April 2020-April 2022

As a part of Cisco Global Partner Marketing (GPM) I worked cross-functionally to market to, through, and with Cisco partners via partner success stories, thought leadership, and other content as needed.

CORPORATE CONTENT WRITER/CONTENT MANAGER
Kony, Inc. | January 2016-October 2019

Corporate Content Writer/Content Manager for Kony, a leading cloud-based low-code application development platform. As a member of the brand team, I was primarily responsible for Kony’s voice, which meant a lot of writing and editing, and a lot of work cross-functionally.
MARKETING PROGRAMS SPECIALIST
Pyramid Consulting (Contract position with Dell Software Group) | October 2013-November 2015
Remote Marketing Programs Support for the NAM Dell Software (now Quest Software) Campaign team, working with Campaign Managers across entire Dell Software Group product offerings.
MARKETING PROGRAMS MANAGER
Zenoss | October 2012-July 2013
Event planning and logistics for webinars, corporate tradeshows, and community (open source) trade shows and speaking gigs. Day to day execution of marketing programs, including drip and lead gen programs, landing pages, lead management, campaigns, etc., utilizing various marketing tools.

Areas of Expertise

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Writing

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Branding

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Graphic Design

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Video

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Website Design