Education

Education
Aug 2007 - May 2011

Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Washington State University

At WSU, I certified in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. I graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2011 with a B.A. in communication with emphasis in public relations and a minor in psychology. Throughout my college years, I made the most out of my education. I participated in numerous clubs and activities, including serving as an executive officer for the WSU Jay Rockey Chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America, and I was an active member in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Through the NSCS, I was invited to attend the 2009 Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C. I feel this experience sets me apart from many individuals. I also attended the 2009 PRSSA National Conference in San Diego, California and served as an official assembly delegate at the 2011 PRSSA National Assembly. These professional development and leadership opportunities provided me with experience in being able to carry myself in a professional manner. I also volunteered for the Center for Civic Engagement providing academic, well-being and social support for students 12 and younger of a low-income housing community. While making the most out of my college education, I held a part-time job on campus since freshman year. I also maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.9.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2010 - Present

Special Events and Marketing Intern

Pacific Science Center

On-call to assist with upcoming events as they arise.

Assist in building positive relationships with guests, donors and members. Assisted with marketing, public relations, outreach and facilitation of parades, festivals and special events, including:

  • 2010 Board Reception- Event for CEO and board members; Assisted with set-up/teardown in the Pacific Science Center 2010 Circus Exhibit. Created center peices, table placements, and entree labels...
  • 2010 Festival of the Fountains- Black tie gala for donors and sponsors such as Microsoft, Boeing, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, PEMCO, Group Health, and more. Assisted with set-up/teardown of event. Assisted catering with decorating tables and placement settings, including programs for the event. Assembled center pieces between every two table settings of 27 tables. Created vanity baskets. Guided donors to seating arrangements and areas throughout the event...
  • Harry Potter Exhibit Press Announcement- Third and last stop in the United States and only stop on the West Coast. Assisted the Pacific Science Center and Warner Bros. with the set-up and teardown of event; organized and distributed VIP giveaway bags and media press kits; created hotel drops for talent and his guests; talent support of actor Matthew Lewis, Neville Longbottom from the Harry Potter movies...
  • Harry Potter Exhibit Opening Event- Assisted in set-up and teardown of entire event, preparation of event materials including 800 gift bags, and front entrance registration for over 1,200 VIP guests...
  • 37th Annual Model Railroad Show
Aug 2010 - Present

Public Relations and Marketing Intern

The Carson Center for Professional Development, WSU College of Business

Responsible for creating, implementing and monitoring PR and marketing materials, while building and retaining relationships with students, faculty and professionals. Also in charge of pitching media sources for press coverage. 

  • Performed public speaking announcements to over 20 business classes with enrollment of 25 to over 225 students.
  • Performed public speaking announcements to WSU business clubs.
  • Wrote pitch letter and press releases to The Daily Evergreen, WSU Today, WSU Announcements, and WSU Calendars, Washington State University's local news sources.
  • Helped recruit the Carson Center's largest Career Networking Night event with 230 students and 17 company representatives.
  • Created Career Networking Night program book and assisted with facilitation of event.
  • Evaluated the success of Career Networking Night through in-depth interviews with company representatives and student surveys.
  • Created and distributed flyers, including submitting a digital flyer to Compton Union Marketing Services for plasma displays.
  • Created and routinely updated new social media pages including Facebook and Twitter to keep students aware of upcoming events.
  • Created and publicized employer and student newsletters.
  • Performed 13 initial interviews of the hiring process for spring 2011 Office Assistant positions, as well as over 20 interviews for all fall 2011/spring 2012 available positions including Office Assistants, Event Manager, IT Manager and PR/Marketing Intern. Also developed, administered and evaluated hiring practicals.
  • Analyzed surveys to determine the most effective marketing tactics.
  • Conducted in-depth interviews with a director of a faculty-led study abroad program, and a manager at Google; wrote and developed feature stories for the College of Business annual Dividend magazine.

Also worked part-time as a Front Desk Office Assistant.

Aug 2010 - Present

Vice President

WSU Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Teach members about professional development, opportunities for learning, networking opportunities and benefits of the society; Build relationships with members, officers, faculty mentors, guest speakers and professionals.
  • Serve as liaison between members and officers; responsible for internal communication.
  • Assist recruiting and outreach to WSU public relations students through direct marketing.
  • Responsible for Treasury; collect chapter dues of every member and send university check and member information to Nationals by deadline. Itemizing how much money our chapter has and determining what activities or potential expenses would provide the most benefits while still remaining under budget. Also allocating budget for National Bateman Competition, which comes from the PRSSA account.
  • Assist with the planning of workshops, presentations and networking opportunities to provide PRSSA members with beneficial opportunities and experience necessary for personal and professional success.
  • Previous officer position: Historian; August 2009 - May 2010
  • Attended the 2009 PRSSA National Conference in San Diego

Additional responsibilities:

  • Team member of 5 for the 2011 National Bateman Competition. Client: Ally Financial Inc. This case study competition required successfully conducting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative research, coordinating and implementing a financial literacy campaign throughout Whitman County, and evaluating the effectiveness.
  • Served as Delegate for the 2011 National Assembly consisting of voting on bylaws and National Committee.
Aug 2008 - Dec 2008

Master Control Broadcast Intern

Cable 8 Productions

Independently aired shows and commercials at the appropriate time and deadline, as well as in charge of on-air controls such as volume.