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I'm a public relations and media professional with seven years of experience in community journalism, visual mediums and social media. I have extensive experience in research, reporting and writing for print and online, digital asset production, project management and social media strategy.

Work experience

Nov 2009Present

Digital Media Coordinator

Bridgestone Americas
  • Assist with the creation, distribution and/or maintenance of all forms of digital and social media, including company websites, corporate videos, social media accounts, etc.
  • Work closely with collegues in other departments to create, deploy and develop a corporate social media strategy
  • Work to facilitate internal communications, ensuring employees are informed about company and brand initiatives
  • Oversee the company's teen driver safety initiatives
  • Assist with all forms of media relations, including media monitoring
Oct 2006Oct 2009


The Tennessean

  • Write short and in-depth pieces for Davidson AM sections, sometimes shooting accompanying pictures
  • Use social media accounts to broadcast new stories
  • Process reader-submitted news and stories for web updates and inclusion in the print sections
  • Compile education and other community briefs for sections
  • Shoot and edit videos to accompany print stories on
  • Handle multiple assignments under deadline
Jan 2004Nov 2006


The Knoxville News Sentinel
  • Wrote short and in-depth pieces for features and news, sometimes shot accompanying art
  • Processed reader-submitted photos for community news sections and wrote cutlines
  • Compiled education and other community briefs for sections
  • Handled multiple assignments under deadline
May 2003Aug 2003

Reporter (Intern)

The Lubbock Avalanche Journal
  • Wrote short and in-depth pieces for features and news
  • Handled multiple assignments under deadline


Aug 2002Dec 2003


Indiana University
  • Professional track student (non-thesis option)
  • Classes in media and culture, race, gender and media, etc.
  • Additional focus in public relations and African American English
  • Served as a teacher's assistant for both Integrated Marketing Communications and public relations classes
Aug 1998May 2002


  • 3.75 GPA
  • Served in student government for four years, including as student body vice president and student body president
  • Invited to join a number of honor societies, including Lambda Sigma, Golden Key International Honor Society and Kappa Tau Alpha
  • Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Chosen as a McNair Scholar, completed an undergraduate thesis on two Mississippi newspapers' coverage papers of key Civil Rights Movement events



Proficient in a number of computer programs, including the entire Microsoft office suite, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop, Avid and a number of social media sites. I also have worked with Macromedia Dreamweaver and Quark. I'm proficient in using media monitoring services such as Cision and Vocus, and regularly use Facebook and Twitter.
Have shot more than 30 videos for, including a series on magnet schools in Nashville, a color piece on the presidential debate at Belmont, and man-on-the-street coverage of 2008 election day.
Currently use Vocus software to research media outlets and journalists. Often do basic searches for industry-related information. Researched and wrote more than 30 articles in 2007 for book titled The Spirit of Nashville, a coffee table-style book featuring the designs of local graphics firm Anderson Thomas Design.