Sandi Moynihan is an award-winning MULTIMEDIA STORYTELLER, COMMUNICATION STRATEGIST, FITNESS PHOTOGRAPHER and Yoga Teacher located in Washington, D.C.
Sandi is currently working full-time as a senior content strategy manager for the USO, although she continues to regularly accept freelance work. She is also a registered yoga teacher (RTY-200) and regularly teaches in the DC area.
Sandi’s multimedia work has been featured by the Washington Post, People Magazine, NBA TV's Beyond the Paint, the Creative Lab @ McClatchy, lululemon Washington DC, Love & Carrots, Special Olympics, VIDA fitness, Athleta DC, Spright, The Nature Conservancy and many, many other publications and clients.
Although Sandi has been working as a multimedia storyteller since 2011, she began her formal career at the Washington Post in 2013, where she ran weekend video coverage. There, she, along with Brad Horn, Sohail Al-Jamea and Tara Bahrampour, won a 2015 Edward R. Murrow Award in the Feature Reporting - Large Online News Organization category for their 2014 video about Romanian orphans. For the same story, Sandi, along with Brad and Sohail, won second place in the documentary category of the White House News Photographers Association 2015 Eyes of History: Multimedia Contest.
In mid-2014, Sandi decided to venture into the nonprofit world and joined the USO story development team where she continues to work today filming branded videos, taking photographs and developing content strategies. In 2014, Sandi won platinum and gold MARCOM awards for two of her first USO.org stories and in 2017, she won platinum and gold AVA Digital Awards, as well as an honorable mention, for subsequent USO work.
Sandi’s role at the USO, a military nonprofit, has taken her all over the world to film and photograph, including: Afghanistan, Iraq, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Italy, Spain, Hawaii, Guam and Alaska. In addition to filling her passport (and helping her learn how to film video while propelling off a tower, in a Chinook helicopter, while wearing tactical gear, etc. ), Sandi’s role at the USO has sparked a deep passion for the military community and she hopes, one day, to become certified to teach yoga classes to wounded, ill and injured service members and their families.
In addition to her full-time positions, Sandi has held several long-and-short term freelance positions, which has allowed her to blend her other passions — particularly yoga, fitness, wellness and charitable causes — with her photography, videography and writing skills.
In 2017, after over a decade of practicing yoga, Sandi, a lifelong athlete, decided to pursue her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Yoga Heights DC, where she is also the in-house photographer and videographer. Sandi graduated with her certification in 2018 and currently teaches vinyasa yoga at various locations throughout the DC area. A true believer of "everything in moderation," Sandi loves to teach classes that will make you sweat, stretch and leave you feeling empowered.
Sandi has a deep passion for education and is a proud alumna of St. Agnes Academy, The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs and Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies.
In 2017, Sandi graduated from Georgetown University with her Master of Professional Studies in Public Relations and Corporate Communication. As part of her graduate studies, Sandi created strategic communications materials for a number of businesses and non-profits including the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Special Olympics International and Love & Carrots. During her time at Georgetown, Sandi was also named a 2016 Hoya Professional 30, received the 2017 Spirit of PR Golden Bulldog Award and became a certified Cause Consultant after completing a rigorous course in non-profit strategic communication.
For her undergraduate degree, Sandi attended The George Washington University where she graduated summa cum laude with special faculty honors a semester early in 2013. During her time at GW, Sandi was very active on campus and was a member of the Division I varsity women's softball team, Alpha Delta Pi sorority and the The GW Hatchet multimedia team. She also held several internships, including positions at the Washington Post, Facebook, The Nature Conservancy of California, Planet Forward and KPRC Local 2. At GW, Sandi was named The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs’ 2013 Distinguished Scholar and a 2013 Luce Scholar finalist. She also received several other honors, including the 2013 Roberts Prize, the 2013 Out of Classroom SMPA Student Showcase, 2nd and 3rd place at GW Foto Week 2012 and the 2012 Sherman Allen Page Scholarship Award. From 2011-2012, Sandi was also recognized as an emerging student leader as a member of the Student Athlete Leadership Program.
Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, but raised in Houston, Texas, Sandi, attended high school at St. Agnes Academy where she has since been nominated for the 2016 St. Agnes Young Professionals Organization Award.
When Sandi isn’t busy she loves hanging out with her friends, concocting treats in the kitchen , tasting local brews with her husband, traveling the globe and snuggling with her two calico kitties, Rogue and Jean.