"And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." -Sylvia Plath
My name is Frankie, and I am a freelance writer and photographer based in Brussels, BE. I'm spending the year learning, exploring, and teaching English as an Au Pair for a French family. I earned an honors dual-degree in economics and professional writing, with minors in French and pre-law, at the University of Oklahoma in May of 2020.
I've been writing stories, taking photos, and making videos since before I lost all my baby teeth. Storytelling is my passion, whether it is through words, data, visuals, or a combination.
Most recently, I worked as a consulting associate for a local start-up through the Ronnie K. Irani Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth. My role involved conducting market research and analysis to strategize for an upcoming expansion. My preceding experience includes reporting for a major newspaper, creating social media marketing posts, researching economic trends on a NASA grant, publishing works of fiction, and studying abroad.
Professional things aside, here’s some more about me: I've lived in more states than I can count on a hand, but I call Houston, TX, home. I'm ready for a dance off any time, any place. Good data makes my heart beat a little faster. J'aime parler français et voyager.* And I am passionate about equality for all, be that through education, access to resources, or economic opportunity.
A note on my name: I was born Hannah Pike, but I didn't feel comfortable with that name. During college, I went by "HP," and recently, upon graduation, I changed my name to Frankie. The switch is not yet legal.