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Interest

Photography, Hiking, Mountain Climbing, Wine Tastings, New social  media, Yoga, Tennis

Summary

I'm 22 years old and will be graduating from the College of Charleston in May. I love to travel and enjoy all things related to social media. I'm an experienced consensus builder who meets deadlines and exceeds expectations. I have developed excellent writing skills and am able to communicate effectively with diverse constituents. I have a proven record of creative programs that raise awareness and buy-in of target audiences.

Work experience

Jan 2009Present

Social Media Intern

Benefitfocus.com
-Assist with inbound marketing efforts to drive traffic and increase healthcare video uploads and participation on website -Perform viral marketing, social outreach, and create/maintain media profiles on Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, Twitter -Identify and cultivate new social networking partnerships by searching blogs and online videos for health care content -Create content for icyou including writing the weekly blog, video descriptions, and meta data to improve search engine optimization
Oct 2008Present

Cultural Affairs Intern

City of Charleston
-Draft grant applications and press releases for OCA projects, festivals, and events -Update city and festival websites with text, photos, and links; create e-newsletters using Constant Contact software -Participate on Marketing Committee to organize and create a festival event for 18-30-year-olds -Cover Piccolo Spoleto Press Room; arrange interviews with artists/coordinators on local media -Complete graphic design and production for a festival venue promotional flyer
Mar 2007Jan 2009

Gallery Assistant

Dog & Horse Fine Art
-Identified synergies between artists and buyers; resulted in 18% increased gallery sales within three months -Enhanced images with full descriptions generating more hits on search engines with 10% greater traffic to the website -Implemented new standards for both artist and exhibition press releases including calendar listings to create excitement, attract more customers, and increase walk-in traffic -Professionally photographed exhibitions and paintings for website resulting in 15% increased sales of commissioned portraiture within 6 months
Jan 2008May 2008

Advertising/Marketing Intern

LH Entertainment
-Promoted company brand by presenting current marketing/advertising plan to local businesses -Worked alongside President/CEO and Vice President of Operations to formulate marketing and advertising ideas -Researched and developed client database for branch -Documented and streamlined website www.lhentertainment.net
May 2005Aug 2005

Marketing and Public Relations Manager

Carreras LLC
-Planned special events and built brand awareness through in-store promotions and press releases at two headquarters -Interacted with diverse customer base; acclimated to many cultures, languages, and mannerisms -Performed daily administrative and managerial tasks: visual merchandising, inventory control, sales training, incentives -Provided detailed weekly reports to owners about customer feedback on existing and new products

Photography

Education

20052009

BA

Aug 2007Dec 2007

DEF

Universite de Grenoble

Skills

Adobe
Photoshop and PageMaker.
Photography
Experience with both Digital and 35 mm.
Microsoft Office
French
I have lived in France twice. I studied at the Universite de Grenoble in 2007. I have been taking French classes since I was 10 years old. I took a French AP course in high school and have taken it every semester of College. In May I will receive my BA in French.