About Louisa

I earned my BA in English and Journalism from Clark University (2010) and a Technical Writing certification from Bellevue College (2015). I currently work at the University of Washington, where I manage data science communications at the eScience Institute.

I have researched and published pieces on sustainable engineering and architecture, local music and art, aerospace, military history, STEM education and philanthropy. My writing has appeared in newspapers, magazines and news blogs around the Pacific Northwest, as well as a book from Ecotone Publishing, a subsidiary of the sustainability-focused International Living Future Institute. I’ve also managed communications for several multi-million dollar fundraising campaigns for nonprofit organizations. You can learn more on my LinkedIn profile.

I believe in the importance of expanding our horizons and learning – anything that broadens our minds beyond the here and now, allowing us to learn from the past and innovate for the future. I’m curious how technology will shape the future of marketing and communication.

My blog spans a wide range of topics; whether you’re looking for a new recipe, Pacific Northwest history, net-zero energy buildings or a book recommendation – there’s something here for you! Thanks for stopping by.

2 thoughts on “About Louisa

  1. Louisa,
    I’m a retired United pilot and I read the article re N7001U with interest.
    I also wonder if you are descended from the Oklahoma Gaylords? My mother was a Gaylord. Her father was Winfred Gaylord, and he grew up with E.K. Gaylord in Kansas and later moved to Massachusetts.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Henry Sheldon

    1. Hi Henry,

      Thanks for reaching out! I’m also really excited for the 727 final flight. I’ve been writing lots of member emails and website copy for the event at The Museum of Flight, and it’s amazing the interest and support we’ve received!

      My grandfather was Henry Gaylord, a pilot instructor at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. My dad was born there, but grew up in Connecticut when they moved. I know there’s lots of cousins in New England, but I’m not sure if they’re distantly related to the Gaylords in Oklahoma.

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