M. Gillan Ritchie is the research communications specialist for Chemical Safety of Underwriters Laboratories Inc. and freelances for the New York Film Academy. Other freelance clients include Big Spoon Agency in Richmond, Va., and The Fairfax Free Citizen in Fairfax, Va., and Big Herm’s Kitchen in Richmond, Va.
During her time at Big Spoon Agency, Ritchie covered topics including tasty desserts by Red Eye Cookie Co., Southern hospitality provided by Mama J’s, Richmond Region Tourism’s OutRVA campaign, and the true science behind coffee at the Lab at Alchemy Coffee.
From 2006 to 2010, Ritchie was a contributing writer for the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star. In 2010, she was the editorial intern for Richmond Magazine, working under the direction of executive editor Chad Anderson and senior editor Tina Eshleman. In 2011, Ritchie was the editorial intern for GayRVA.com, Richmond’s only online publication for the LGBTQ community and its supporters.
Ritchie received her Master of Science in Interactive Media from Quinnipiac University and her Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication, Print Journalism from Virginia Commonwealth University. She grew up in Fredericksburg, Va., and currently resides in Marietta, Ga.