About Tonyia

tonyia

I am a freelance writer who moved to Austin in 2002 in order to escape bitter Boston winters and pursue a master’s degree in print journalism at the University of Texas.

First published at the age of five, I have written for many publications, including the Houston Business Journal, the Austin Business Journal, AustinWoman Magazine, The Jewish Outlook, AustinFit magazine, RunTex.com, Texas Family, howstuffworks.com, and the Texas Rural Water Association’s magazine, Quality on Tap. I have also crafted press releases for many organizations and companies.

When not busy interviewing and writing, I spend time with my husband, our children, and our dog.

My experience includes:

Shalom Austin, Austin, TX;
Editor, The Jewish Outlook (staff)

The Jewish Outlook, Austin, TX;
Assistant Editor, Reporter (freelance)

Texas Rural Water Association, Austin, TX;
Director of Communications

Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, Austin, TX ;
Public Affairs Assistant

Austin Travis County Mental Health Mental Retardation Center, Austin, TX;
Intern

Texas Medical Association, Austin, TX;
Part-time Media Relations Assistant; Production Assistant/Media Buyer

University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA;
Senior staff writer for The Mass Media

United States Navy; Radioman

Education:

University of Texas at Austin; Austin, TX
Master of Arts in print journalism with a minor concentration in finance.

University of Massachusetts; Boston, MA
Bachelor of Arts in English literature.

Affiliations:

Association for Women in Communications;Austin Professional Chapter
I have served as an AWIC board member and print newsletter editor.

Full resume and work samples available upon request.