Work experience

Work experience
Sep 2009 - Present

Public Relations Intern

Sky Foundation Inc.

Via J9 Media Solutions Sky Foundation Inc. is a non-profit organization in West Bloomfield Mich. raising funds to find an early detector for pancreatic cancer. Responsibilities include: • Write news releases and other press kit materials • Research social media and media list • Promote upcoming fundraiser • Follow up with media contacts

Mar 2010 - Present

Project Coordinator

Bethany Baptist Church

Responsible for all PR activities, designing directory, communicating with directory company, coordinating volunteers and following through to the project's completion.

Sep 2008 - Apr 2009

Public Relations Intern and Freelance

Roosevelt University

• Wrote news releases for the university to showcase faculty accomplishments and publicize university events • Wrote feature articles for the Roosevelt Review, alumni magazine. • Interviewed students about challenges in the United States for Q&A article • Compiled media lists • Reviewed and proofread alumni magazine, crisis communication plan and other communication pieces • Participated in the re-branding of Roosevelt University and its kick-off meeting, and conducted research


Sep 2005 - May 2009

Bachelor of Arts

Roosevelt University

Minor: Marketing

GPA: 4.0

Member of the Scholars Program and the Franklin Honors Society.

Completed 45 credit hours in Advertising and Public Relations and 21 credit hours in Marketing.


Currently looking for a full time public relations, marketing or advertising job in the Metro-Detroit area.I graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Roosevelt University in Chicago in May, with a B.A. in Integrated Communications, concentrating in Public Relations with a minor in Marketing.• Currently, I am the Project Coordinator for Bethany Baptist Church's 2010 Pictorial Directory. This requires constant communication with the directory company, church leadership and volunteers. I am also responsible for designing the directory, editing and submitting the finished directory. I am also involved in PR efforts for the summer Kids Camp as well as updating the church website on a regular basis. • I have been working with Sky Foundation, Inc. as a public relations intern via J9 Media Solutions. Throughout this internship I have written news releases and other press kit materials, researched social media initiatives and media lists, followed up with media and am working to promote their upcoming fundraiser. • I completed a 5-month internship at Roosevelt University’s Office of University Communications where I wrote several news releases that effectively communicated University news to the public, faculty and staff. I compiled media lists for various articles and wrote feature articles for the Roosevelt Review, Roosevelt’s alumni magazine. I proofread issues of the alumni magazine as well as the crisis communication plan. I also participated in the kick-off meeting for a re-branding of the University. I was then hired to do freelance work after completing my internship and wrote two articles.

• As a member of the Roosevelt Scholar’s Program, I wrote a thesis paper on “How Social Media Will Change the Way Companies Communicate.” I feel that social media can provide an additional tool that any company can use to gain new customers and to further reach its target audience. I look forward to using my knowledge and skills in social media in my future positions.


Lambda Pi Eta -

    The National Communication Association's honor society 



Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Indesign

Microsoft Office

Proficient in Word and PowerPoint. Knowledgeable in Excel.

Examples of My Work