Software Skills

Microsoft Office Suite programs including Word, Excel, Publisher, Project and PowerPoint.   Adobe InDesign, Acrobat and Photoshop.   I-Movie   Macromedia Dreamweaver


Negotiating, Solution-Finding and Leading Teams


Jun 2007 - Jun 2008


University of Florida

Weekend Professional Program for ExecutivesAttended once-a-month weekend sessions for one year along with 21 other Florida professionals including CEOs, business executives, engineers, attorneys, physicians, farmers, financial planners, CPAs, etc.Studied Accounting, Managerial Economics, Groups & Teams, Finance, Product Development & Management, Small and Family Business Management, Managing Innovation & Change, Leadership, Strategic Management, Venture Finance, Business Law, Negotiations and Business Plan Formation.Wrote 250-page business plan with team.

Aug 2001 - Dec 2004


University of Florida

Courses included Mass Communication, Editing, Writing, Reporting, Law, Fact Finding, Applied Magazines, Photojournalism, Literary Journalism, Magazine Feature Writing, Online Media and Magazine Management.

Earned a minor in Sociology.Financed education through journalism merit scholarships and Florida Bright Futures Scholarship.

Activities and Societies: Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.Hispanic Communicators AssociationHispanic Student AssociationMulticultural Greek CouncilMulticultural Affairs Cabinet

Aug 1997 - Jun 2001

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Rutherford High School

Received college credit in high school through earning International Baccalaureate Diploma and high scores on Advanced Placement exams. Earned 30 college credits through the IB program.

Activities and Societies: Student Government President. Exchange Club Girl of the Year for Florida. Prom Queen. Newspaper Page Editor. Spanish Honor Society. National Honor Society. Key Club. Beta Club. Optimist Club Speech Contest Winner. Jazz Singer. Most Likely to Succeed. Leadership Award Winner. Hall of Fame Inductee.

Work experience

Work experience
Oct 2003 - Present


Ashley Cisneros, Inc.

Works remotely on a freelance basis for several clients including magazines, newspapers, associations, websites and companies.Services include freelance writing, copy writing, technical writing, ghost writing, editing, proofing, fact checking, researching, interviewing, event planning, speech writing and public speaking.Products include freelance articles, feature stories, white papers, web copy, business letters, proposals, contracts, press releases, brochure copy, newsletter copy, promotional collateral, reports and resumes.Delivered 17 speeches since 2006 with venues including the Governor's Mansion, Lewis Clark State College in Idaho, Miss Black Florida Eunice Cofie's Moving Closer to My Dreams women's empowerment conference and the University of Florida.Written and edited 31 speeches for executive leadership.Planned and executed several meetings, workshops, retreats and conventions.

Aug 2010 - Mar 2011

Client Liaison & Office Manager

Sara Brady Public Relations

Served clients in reputation management, crisis management, corporate communications, social media relations and community outreach.

Apr 2010 - Aug 2010

Marketing & Communications Manager

East Orlando Chamber of Commerce

Was responsible for producing all EOCC print marketing collateral and e-newsletter

Managed Web site and public relations efforts

Sponsorship sales, event planning and onsite support for successful Town Hall and Hob Nob

Mar 2009 - Oct 2009

Technical and Business Communications Writer

ITT, Advanced Engineering & Sciences

Developed short business-type documents including briefs, point papers, white papers, marketing materials, demonstration plans and event reports, meeting minutes, proposals, etc.

Developed detailed technical and systems acquisition-related reports such as analysis of alternatives, detailed item description documents, requirements documents, technology transition agreements and acquisition program plans.

Coordinated workshop to facilitate brainstorming sessions among partners. Executed a national workshop for the U.S. Navy to meet with members of the government defense industry in Virginia. Promoted the event using, a government point-of-entry for Federal government procurement opportunities, and followed up with promotional mailings. Made necessary reservations and communicated scheduling plans and reminders to all attendees.

Performed quality assurance reviews by proofing documents for logical order, structure, spelling, grammar, appropriate use of graphics, word headings, figure and table captions, page breaks, index and glossary entries. Screened copy for clarity and readability. Experienced in rewriting and restructuring technical copy. Ensured that documents adhere to style guides and remain consistent in use of hyphenation, capitalization, formatting, etc.

Trained in Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Earned certificate in Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management via virtual campus of Defense Acquisition University (DAU).

Jul 2008 - Mar 2009

East Central Florida Regional Chair

Connect Florida

Represented the East Central Florida region for Leadership Florida's Connect Florida, the first statewide young professional organization in Florida.

Coordinated a networking event featuring guest speakers from the Florida Solar Energy Center.

Aug 2005 - Dec 2008

Editor of Florida's Trend's NEXT/ Assistant Director of Custom Publishing

Florida Trend Magazine

Originated article ideas and conducted long-range planning for annual magazine that is distributed to Florida high school students; audited circulation of 730,000.Negotiated contracts and cultivated relationships with several freelancers; supervised and mentored freelancers during the writing process; approved, fact checked and edited articles.

Wrote articles about college preparation, financial aid, scholarships, jobs, career exploration, college majors, military opportunities, leadership and issues affecting high school students Consulted major sponsors including the Florida Department of Education and Employ Florida.Spearheaded marketing efforts through partnerships with education-related organizations.

Managed using content management systems.Garnered 100% increase in page views with new design of and marketing efforts.Conducted five annual focus groups. Managed annual budget.Wrote, distributed and promoted annual Teacher/ Counselor Survey. Coordinated Florida Trend’s annual Employee Giving Campaign.Wrote speeches and columns for the Publisher.Presented at numerous venues including the Governor’s Mansion, Manufacturers Association of Florida summit, Florida Scholastic Press Association conference, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) conference, and Teen Trendsetters Reading Mentors summit. Wrote and distributed press releases and e-newsletters using e-mail deployment systems and Macromedia Dreamweaver.Supported account executive through sales letter, sell sheet, proposal and contract writing.

Sep 2008 - Oct 2008

Alumna Volunteer for Scholarship Fundraiser

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

Assisted undergraduate chair with the planning and promotion of 10th annual scholarship fundraising event.Served as the web mistress of event website.Developed a list of prospective attendees and directed the committee’s e-marketing efforts. Solicited sponsorships from 11 businesses.Gainesville, Fla. event resulted in more than $4,000 in profit and attracted more than 500 attendees.

Jun 2008 - Jul 2008

Event Planner

National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations

Helped plan a regional barbecue for NALFO's 10-state Southeast region.Developed list of prospective attendees and directed committee's e-marketing efforts.Solicited the support of two local radio stations and three business sponsors.Event attracted more than 100 attendees.Wrote article about the event for national newsletter.

Feb 2007 - Jun 2008

National Director of Orientation

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

Directed new member intake activities for almost 100 chapters across the country. Chaired bi-monthly Orientation Committee meetings.Planned two national conventions.Created national training CD.Revised orientation policy and procedures.Created more than 100 orientation and recruitment resources for sorority use.Coordinated national training retreat; attracted 8 business sponsors.Wrote a 231-page orientation manual.Served as official sorority delegate to national convention of the Association of Fraternity Advisors.Managed the sorority’s celebration of National Hazing Prevention Week.Leveraged long-term planning skills and professional communication talents to assist in planning national conventions in Orlando, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Skilled in creating timelines for meetings, forums and conventions and training workshops. Skilled in coordinating the availability of event attendees including speakers and executive leadership. Obtained significant expertise in communicating with venue staff, transportation companies, hotel staff and speaker administrative assistants, all while staying within the event budget.

Jun 2006 - Feb 2007


Pave the Way Foundation

Along with the Chair, supervised Lambda Theta Alpha’s 501c 3 Foundation, Pave the Way Foundation. Planned a month-long pledge drive encouraging alumnae members to contribute to the foundation in February 2007. Launched bi-annual philanthropy newsletter, Pave the Way, highlighting the organization's service to the community. Created database of prospective corporate contributors. Created formal sponsorship packet to garner corporate sponsorships.

Aug 2006 - Feb 2007

Southeast Regional Vice Chair

National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations

2008 National Organizational Leadership Award recipient.

Served 84 chapters of 12 fraternal organizations in 9 states.

Facilitated the communication among 100+ chapter representatives.

Served as a liaison between chapters and NALFO Executive Board and well as university administration.

Represented the needs of the Southeast region at all NALFO meetings.

Served as a liaison between member organizations within the region.

Served as an active resource/advisor/advocate for the undergraduate chapters within the region.

Maintained Greek database with contact information for all chapters, and Greek advisors.

Presented a Southeast Region status report at the 2006 NALFO Convention in Orlando.

Presented membership with new website proposal and recommendation of web designer.

Assisted NALFO Convention Committee with website facelift with registration and PayPal features.

Wrote two post-Convention press releases.

Serves as web mistress for

Promoted the first-ever NALFO Florida Alumni Social on 1/27/07 in Fort Lauderdale.

Presented a "Getting to Know NALFO" presentation at LTA Lambda Alpha conference

Presented a Latino Greek leadership workshop at the statewide Florida Hispanic-Latino Collegiate Forum at the University of Florida.

Helped coordinate the NALFO Southeast "Artistic Confessions" Spoken-Word Tour at the University of Florida, University of South Florida, Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University.

Aug 2005 - Aug 2006

Public Relations Assistant

National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations

Wrote articles for newsletter, NALFO News Brief.

Created outline for new website.Researched prices from web developers for new website.Drafted formal proposal for website sponsorship to the membership.

Jun 2005 - Jun 2006

Regional Executive Board Member

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
Supervised new member intake at the University of Florida, University of South Florida, University of Central Florida and Florida State University. Served on planning committee for statewide leadership retreat. Speaheaded new member training program. Directed Orlando convention committee’s communication with corporate sponsors by creating an information packet, database and strategy garnering 15 sponsors. Spearheaded the e-marketing efforts for the organization’s welcome event. Designed the graphics for the official national convention tee shirt.
Jan 2005 - Aug 2005

Staff Writer

Lake City Reporter
Pitched story ideas, interviewed sources and wrote articles for the Community, Education, Health, Veterans’ Affairs and Outlying Areas beats of a daily newspaper with 10,000 circulation. Wrote 80% of the feature articles in the inaugural special series, “A Place Called Home.”
Aug 2004 - Aug 2005

Assistant to the National Director of Public Relations

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

Created press releases, fliers and brochures for organization events. Designed 30th anniversary banquet program. Designed a photo collage for Alumnae/ Grad convention program. Presented an award at the national convention of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations in Atlanta, GA.

Oct 2003 - Dec 2004

Editorial Intern

Urban Latino

Interviewed sources and wrote articles for national entertainment magazine. Translated copy from English to Spanish.

Interviewed Baby Bash, rapper, Liza Quin, singer and songwriter, DJ Le Spam and DJ Mafioso. Wrote articles about Eva Mendes, actress, and Jennifer Pena, singer.

Oct 2002 - Dec 2004

Student Statistical Aide and Copy Editor

Bureau of Economic and Business Research

Performed research on Florida demographics and statistics for several annual publications. Entered data and proofed Microsoft Excel applications. Edited copy and tables for the Florida Statistical Abstract, Florida Estimates of Population, Florida County Rankings and Florida and the Nation.

Aug 2003 - Dec 2003

Editorial Assistant

Oxendine Publishing

Pitched and researched story ideas, interviewed sources and wrote articles for national magazine, Student Leader, and statewide teen magazine, Florida Leader.

Wrote a profile about a former Bosnian refugee.

Writing Samples