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Work experience

Oct 2016Present

Sr. Associate, UNICEF Relations & Program Strategy

UNICEF USA
  • Implement the education and training programs for USF staff which includes researching UNICEF program issues, writing/editing educational materials, developing syllabi and training agendas, designing activities; administrative planning, and conducting the trainings
  • Project manage engagements including tracking of return on investment, as well as working with fundraising colleagues to identify and effectively engage UNICEF technical experts in strategic donor/partner opportunities, including speaker series events, meetings, and special events such as Snowflake Ball and the USF Annual Meeting
  • Serve as a resource on UNICEF programs and the situation for children, including writing and editing UNICEF program briefs, talking points, and fact checking
Jun 2015Oct 2016

Leadership Gifts Associate

International Rescue Committee
  • Manage a portfolio consisting of Donor-Advised Funds, maintaining key relationships and information, acknowledging gifts, responding to requests, and cultivating new relationships that has generated $9.3 million in the current fiscal year.
  • Tailor personalized communications for the Leadership Gifts team portfolios of over one thousand donors though the creation of monthly email updates, quarterly cultivation mailings, coordinating high level donor acknowledgements with the President’s office, and supporting creative projects such as sourcing images and developing materials for officers and meetings
  • Partner with the Stewardship Manager with the design and mailing distribution of quarterly newsletters, bi-annual appeals and Annual Report mailings
  • Provide administrative support to the Leadership Gifts and Planned Giving team including, but not limited to coordinating travel arrangements; processing and tracking team expenses and budgets; supporting on-boarding of new employees, ordering required equipment, maintaining team calendars and events, and merging, proofing and printing materials and uploading information to SalesForce
Oct 2014Dec 2014

Communications Intern

US Human Rights Network
  • Co-managed the annual Universal Declaration of Human Rights Day campaign by editing and assisting with the creation and content management of six PSAs
  • Established relationships with grassroots organizations to ensure that USHRN crafted the best stories for the campaign, while also serving the interests of those organizations
  • Created successful online outreach and promotion using Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, blogs, etc
  • Mastered the use of Drupal to supply a consistent stream of news and information to the USHRN web page
Sep 2014Dec 2014

Community Engagement Junior Team Member

Pencils of Promise
  • Powered marketing, event planning, and donor engagement initiatives, particularly pertaining to building relationships with new donors 
  • Drove successful campaigns, such as a scholarship drive and the Pencils of Promise New York City Marathon team
  • Implemented fundraiser and donor management through the utilization of StayClassy, SalesForce, and ExactTarget
Feb 2013Feb 2014

English Language Teacher

Chungdahm Learning
  • Consistently ranked one of the best educators at the branch, with an average student survey and retention rating of 93.62%
  • Beta tested and excelled in a new smart classroom technology program that was implemented Fall 2013, using Samsung tablets to radically change the way elementary and middle school students develop and learn English as a foreign language
  • Represented CDI as a lead reporter at the 14th Annual World Knowledge Forum, an international business summit in Seoul, South Korea. Attended forums to record and inform on the panels and content ranging from economics, politics, technology and education. Articles were published under strict deadlines on the official WKF web page.
Sep 2012Nov 2012

Lead Campaign Director

Work For Progress
  • Supervised get-out-the-vote campaigns that facilitated the successful re-election of President Obama and the election of Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster
  • Executed hiring decisions by recruiting from within local communities, while cultivating a welcoming and motivating atmosphere for a team of 4 assistant directors and 20-40 canvassers
  • Designed training strategies to develop effective GOTV skills, including door-to-door voter persuasion and mobilization, to enable canvassers to interact with several hundred potential voters a week.
  • Managed the logistics and administration of the campaign offices, such as payroll and shift coordination.
Jun 2012Sep 2012

Assistant Director

Grassroots Campaigns, Inc
  • Hired, trained, and ran a peak staff of 30 canvassers to fundraise for organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Conservation Law Foundation.
  • Canvassed 4 days a week to help maintain standards and lead by example, personally raising several thousand dollars in much needed funds
  • Organized a final push of the Clean Air Defense Campaign in Philadelphia, PA, generating over 300,000 petition signatures nationwide
Jan 2011May 2011

Communications & Advocacy Intern

The Irish Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children
  • Edited, updated and submitted vital information for the Society's website.
  • Created an archive of printed material from the past 50+ years for online publication and research
  • Constructed templates for and revised press releases, particularly pertaining to the Irish Children’s Bill of Rights

Education

Jan 2008Jan 2012

B.A

Ithaca College

Bachelor of Arts Degree of Culture & Communications

      -Concentration in Media & Cultural Studies

      -Minor: Deaf Studies

Jan 2011May 2011

Peace & Conflicts Program

IES Abroad

An in depth study of Northern Ireland’s past and the conditions and possibilities for a just, permanent peace in post-conflict Ireland. Fieldwork was also conducted in Dublin, Ireland and Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Additional Leadership

  • goods for good Young Professionals Committee, (September 2014-Present)
  • Young Professionals in Foreign Policy Member (April 2014-Present)
  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - NYC Chapter Member (September 2014-Present)
  • Big Brother Big Sister Korea; Volunteer Head Rugby Coach (August 2013-March 2014)
  • Ithaca College Women’s Club Rugby   (September 2008-May 2012)
    • President, January-May 2010; Social Chair, May 2010-May 2012
  • Ithaca College Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Club (September 2010-May 2012)