Allison Kershner

Allison Kershner

Work experience

Work experience
Sep 2012 - Present

Freelance Events Assistant

Community Arts Resources

Assist with execution of events including CicLAvia, a community car-free streets festival that attracts more than 100,000 attendees, the annual Santa Monica Festival, and the Getty Villa Family Festivals

    May 2013 - Present

    Chairs' Executive Assistant; Program Coordinator, Royce Humanities Group


    Supports and coordinates special events for the Departments of French & Francophone Studies, Germanic Languages, Italian, and Scandinavian. 

    Jan 2013 - Feb 2013

    Freelance Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator


    Supported the premier of the new luxury lifestyle brand through development of press releases and media outreach

    Jan 2010 - Aug 2012

    Account Executive; Assistant Account Executive; Intern

    Development Counsellors International

    Supported the planning and execution of marketing programs for domestic and international economic development groups with the goal of spurring investment and job creation in client communities

    Jan 2009 - Apr 2009

    National Organ Donor Awareness Competition Co-Campaign Director

    Donate Life Pennsylvania

    Secured 1st place award from PRSSA for a campaign that raised awareness and changed perceptions about organ donation through guerrilla marketing, special events, social media, and public relations

    May 2007 - Aug 2007

    Communications Intern, Pennsylvania Chapter

    The Sierra Club

    Assisted with fundraising efforts; cultivation of new membership; and conservation-focused lobbying at the state capitol


    Aug 2005 - May 2009

    Bachelor of Arts

    The Pennsylvania State University

    Minor in International Studies

    Education Abroad: Barcelona, Spain: Spring 2008

    Major GPA: 3.70, GPA: 3.63, Dean's List: Fall 2005-Spring 2009


    InDesign, Photoshop, Photojournalism, AP Style knowledge, Microsoft Office Suite,  public relations campaigns, social media networking, and event planning