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Work experience

Aug 2010Present

Youth Reporter

SNEWS

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Research stories and pitch story ideas to Editor-in-Chief
  • Coordinate with 20+ retailers at trade shows and complete product reviews

Notable Accomplishment

  • Interview three top executives from high profile companies (Adidas, praNa, Vibram)
  • On-camera personality for numerous video spots
Mar 2011Aug 2011

Technology Promoter

Apple, AT&T, Samsung

Roles and Responsibilities

•Engaged public and informed them about product in a friendly and sincere manner

Notable Accomplishment

•Recognized by managers for demonstrating an exemplary attitude and work ethic

Jan 2010Mar 2011

"Buzz Around Campus" Producer

Adelphi Office of Public Affairs

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Interview administration and students about campus issues
  • Edit footage and format content for e-mail distribution
Jan 2010May 2010

Online Video Producer

Adelphi Athletics Media Relations

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Create commercials about recreation center and campus life and upload for online view
  • Direct live sporting events for online circulation
  • Lead production team and work in a group setting
Sep 2009Dec 2009

Production Assistant - Morning News

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Determine appropriate file footage for use in morning news broadcast
  • Run teleprompter for 3 live news shows

Notable Accomplishments

  • Coordinate floor direction between Master Control and politicians during in-studio debates
  • Assist field reporter with live shot
May 2009Aug 2009

Production Intern

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conduct 100+ interviews with Long Island residents and select important sound bites
  • Operate phones and handle callers while maintaining quality viewer relations
  • Work with 4 supervising producers and editors to collect footage for broadcast

Notable Accomolishments

  • Contact 40+ Village Clerks to obtain election results
  • Write interview questions and obtain responses for air
Mar 2009May 2009

News Desk Intern

Eurovision Americas Inc

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Advance my news judgment skills by understanding the needs of the European news market
  • Perform multiple edits of different daily stories on Aurora news cutting system
  • Cooperate with a staff of Producers and Technical Directors to deliver news to bureaus worldwide

Notable Accomplishments

  • Compiled a highlight reel for Obama's first 100 days in office
  • Completed news edits that were sent overseas and used in European news markets
Jan 2009Mar 2009

Production Intern

Tribune Broadcasting

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Compile news stories and submit them to producer for review
  • Perfect editing skills and determine most effective reporting format
  • Log dialogue from the Senate, House, and White House and determine useful sound bites
  • Develop personal journalistic style and demeanor by working with evening news reporter

Notable Accomplishment

  • Utilized good news judgement on the night of President Obama's address to the joint sessions by deciphering which sound bites would be used in the evening story
May 2008Aug 2008

Creative Services Intern

WABC-TV Eyewitness News

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Attended daily news production meeting where strategy, stories, and organization were discuss
  • Responsible for ingesting numerous advertisements into the station’s main server

Skills

Avid
ENPS (Electronic News Production System)
Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
GrassValley Arora
Final Cut Pro

Education

Aug 2006Present

Bachelor of Arts and Science

Double Major - Communications (concentration in Production)and Political Science

Relevant Communications Coursework

  • Web Journalism
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Documentary Production
  • Film Production
  • Video Production
  • Video II Production
  • Senior Thesis - Politics and Social Media
  • Art of Film and Video
  • Media Criticism
  • Communication Theory
  • Communication and Behavior
  • History of Media and Communication
  • Media and Children
  • History of Cinema

Relevant Political Science Coursework

  • Public Policy Seminar
  • Theories And Practice of International Relations
  • Modern Political Theory in the Western World
  • Comparative Political Analysis
  • The Price System
  • Supreme Court as a Political Institution
  • Transitions to Democracy in Central Europe

Video Productions

Honors

• Featured in Adelphi University's Career Center Newsletter for balancing academics, internships, and athletics

•  Two time recipient of National Student-Athlete Faculty Recognition Award

•  National Communications  Honor Society

•  Dean's List

•  East Coast Conference All Athletic Team

•  Outstanding Hall Council Member

•  Outstanding First-Year Student, Honorable Mention

Environmental Experience

Trail Leader - Trips for Kids Metro DC, March 2009 - present• Direct campers on 4 mile trail rides while informing them about the environment and exercise• Encourage campers to overcome obstacles on the trails and in life• Mentor youths about the importance of goal setting and education

Vice President - Environmental Action Coalition, May 2008 - May 2009

• Lead meetings; aid in administrative dealings of the club; create informative displays• Represent E.A.C. at Adelphi's Work for Social Justice Fair and Club Fair; recruit new members

Board Member - Garden City Bird Sanctuary, May 2008 - December 2008

• Coordinate community service activities of University members and Board members • Implement events and cleanups to increase student knowledge and philanthropic involvement

Executive Assistant - Earth Media, U. N. Commission on Sustainable Development, May 2008• Recorded numerous memos to and from the company's director• Attended forum's and maintained information on business relations with other NGOs

Student Representative - Climate Change: Science and Solutions, January 2008National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), Washington, D.C.• Designed ways to better communicate to the public the human impact on climate change • Utilized the Conference as an informational source for on-campus initiatives

Leadership Experience

Co-captain - Women's Volleyball Team at Adelphi University, September 2008 - May 2009

• Organize community service events for team participation• Inspire hard work and dedicated performance from my teammates

Peer Assistant Leader - Freshman Orientation Experience Class, August 2008 - Dec. 2008• Represent on-campus leaders and encourage student involvement• Correspond with new students to ensure healthy adjustment to college life

Vice President/ SGA Representative - Works in Progress Club, May 2008 - December 2008

• Advocate club's interests to Student Government and perform organizational tasks • Produce news segments for the club's cable show

Orientation Leader - Freshman Orientation, June 2008 - July 2008 • Developed leadership skills through seminars and hands-on experience• Guided new students to appropriate events; help resolve issuesSecretary - Earle Residence Hall Council, September 2007 - May 2008• Recorded and organized weekly meeting minutes for distribution to student members• Planned events, bake sales, holiday meals and entertainment; encouraged student involvement

Secretary - College Democrats of America, September 2007 - May 2008• Compiled detailed accounts of meeting discussion topics and recruited new membership• Arranged a variety of on-campus informational campaigns; set up roundtable dialogues