Work History

Work History
2005 - Present

Special Projects and Community Involvement

SPECIAL PROJECTS AND FREELANCE

The Artists Vault Raleigh, NC 01/2012-01/2013Social Media Specialist • Created content for social media websites and blog• Created virtual event reminders in order to increase traffic to the gallery during Raleigh's First Friday Gallery Walk events

• Helped recruit new members/resident artists• Taught photography workshops• Participated in brainstorming sessions to redesign website including, content, layout, and design using SEO techniques

International Focus Inc. Raleigh, NC 06/2011-09/2012Public Relations and Marketing Team Member• Updated media list and sent press releases resulting in articles by local publications• Helped plan PR and marketing strategies for the 2011 and the 2012 International Festival of Raleigh• Helped increase the 2011 festival attendance by 10%• Maintained and updated social media sites

CW22 Raleigh, NC 09/2009-12/2009Casting Call Contest Chair • Drafted rules and regulations for a casting call, which was used for finding two new television hosts for the local channel• Worked with the CW22 legal team to refine the language of the casting call rules• Worked in a team of six people to organize the casting call from beginning until completion• Helped develop promotional materials to attract talent to audition • Proofread all casting call contest materials created by the contest teamCOMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Portuguese Association of NC President 7/2011- present, Vice President 10/2010-7/2011, General Member 07/2008-10/2010

Jeanne Milliken Bonds for NC House Campaign Volunteer 03/2010-05/2010

Artspace Volunteer 06/2005-12/2009

East Wake TV Volunteer 09/2006-05/2007

Jan 2013 - Present

Communications Assistant at the Office of International Affairs

North Carolina State University
  • Developed a social media strategy proposal based on the Office of International Affairs' Strategic Plan
  • Helped to promote special events through social media and email
  • Photographed special events and posted photos to social media sites
  • Wrote proposal for a campaign on how to increase the number of NCSU's international research scholars
  • Wrote a storyboard and script for a promotional video about OIA
  • Helped to redesign website by proposing content and layout changes
Aug 2011 - May 2012

Research Assistant in the Department of Communication

North Carolina State University
  • Conducted research in Portuguese and English in the area of mobile Telecommunications in the Brazilian market
  • Helped organize two research conferences
  • Photographed Local and Mobile 2012 conference for two consecutive days
  • Transcribed and translated interviews and focus groups from Portuguese to English
Mar 2010 - Oct 2011

Administrative Assistant

Artspace
  • Drafted and mailed letters to past volunteers to solicit their help with the Artspace Summer Arts Program
  • Tailored social media to target audiences
  • Gave group tours and presentations at Artspace
  • Promoted special events through social media
  • Met and greeted clients and visitors including approximately 2,000 people during the First Friday Gallery Walk monthly event
  • Constructed surveys and collected/recorded survey data
  • Photographed special events and created and maintained a Flickr account
Jun 2011 - Oct 2011

International Customer Service Rep

Art.com, Inc.

  • Coordinated order process from placement through shipment and tracking, including timely and accurate order entry and proactive review of backlog to ensure timely shipments for Brazilian, Portuguese, and French customers
  • Answered incoming emails in Portuguese and French.
  • Replied to inquiries from customers regarding products and services, and referred sales leads to appropriate outside sales representative, sales manager or distributor
  • Assisted Finance department in resolving customer issues as needed
Sep 2009 - May 2011

Editor in Chief/ Staff Writer

The Peace Times
  • Make layout the newspaper with the Layout Editor using InDesign
  • Wrote articles and design advertisements for eight publications
  • Sold advertisements to local businesses and campus organizations
  • Edited articles and content for accuracy and grammar
  • Led and supervised leadership team meetings to generate new content
Jan 2008 - Dec 2008

Demonstrator

Surray Promotions

  • Demonstrated and explained products, methods, or services in order to persuade customers to purchase products.
  • Provided product samples, coupons, informational brochures, and other incentives to persuade people to buy products.
Jul 2007 - Jan 2008

Photographer

The Picture People

  • Photographed individuals, families, and small groups in studio
  • Used traditional and digital cameras, along with a variety of equipment such as tripods, filters, and flash attachments
  • Sold portraits and portrait packages to customers
  • Solicited potential customers and made appointments for new and existing customers
  • Helped management count each night's profit, deposit money, take inventory, and market products and portraits packages.

Education

Education
Aug 2011 - Present

M.S.

North Carolina State University

My concentration in graduate school was in crisis communication and international/intercultural communication.

Jan 2009 - May 2011

B.A.

Peace College

I majored in Communication with a Public Relations focus and minored in English with a creative writing focus.

Skills

Skills

Communication Campaign Proposals

Political Campaigns

Adobe Creative Suite

Social Media Marketing

Screenwriting

Press Releases

Spanish Language

French Language

I am fluent in the French language

Portuguese Language

I am fluent in the Portuguese language

Videography

Digital Photography

Portfolio