BA in Communication - University of Houston-Clear Lake
AA in Social & Behavioral Science - San Jacinto College, South
Frequently, Currently, & Previously Worn Hats
Essayist, memoirist, fiction writer, reporter, copyeditor,
public affairs specialist, journalist, technical writer and editor,
resume and letter writer, career counselor, academic advisor.
In 2005, Neesha made a drastic career change from certified medical assistant to journalist when a small, local newspaper out of Pasadena, Texas, called Ten Pin News hired her as a staff reporter to cover local amateur and national professional bowling leagues and events. She served as a two-term editor for the University of Houston-Clear Lake newspaper The Signal (formerly UHCLIDIAN). Post-graduation, Neesha worked as a news reporter for Houston Community Newspapers: The Bay Area Citizen covering crime reports, city politics, entertainment, religion, and Hurricane Ike's aftermath. Following the newspaper, she worked as a public affairs specialist (contractor) for the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Public Affairs Office. As assistant editor of the Space Center Roundup, a print publication, and editor of JSC Features (online story bank), she enjoyed writing stories about the nation's space program and all its moving parts. She also wrote and edited submissions for JSC Today, the center's daily news blurbs. Neesha served as technical editor for an International Space Station 15-book series titled A Researcher's Guide: International Space Station (ISS mini books) as well as their book Benefits For Humanity. Currently, along with her continuous writing endeavors, Neesha is an academic and career advisor for a community college, a freelance writer and editor presently editing a book-length memoir for a client and continuously helping job seekers craft resumes and cover letters. Neesha is a staff editor with 101Words.org, a flash fiction e-zine.
Hobbies and Interests
Writing fiction short stories, contributing memoirist on sixwordmemoirs.com, avid reader, autism advocate (mom to an autistic adult son), crafter/paper-flower artist (click Photos & Store tab), and in love with all things Star Trek (not counting the reboots).
Writers League of Texas