Master of Arts in Nonprofit Organizations

Aug 2013 - May 2015
University of Georgia

Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

Aug 2010 - Dec 2014
University of Georgia Honors College

Work and Internship History

Work experience

Graduate Assistant for Development

Jul 2014 - May 2015
UGA's Office of Public Service and Outreach
  • Collaborated with teams to create and implement a ‘plan for funding’ for different programs to enhance program sustainability
  • Communicated with donors on multiple platforms to improve donor retention
  • Analyzed donors and donations using the constituent management system and Microsoft Excel to improve development efforts
  • Created formal reports of development efforts using Microsoft Word and Excel to illustrate fundraising efforts to leadership
  • Researched prospective donors using the Foundation Directory Online and other resources to grow donor base

Program Development and Marketing Intern

Jan 2015 - May 2015
UGA's J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development
  • Spearheaded development of a new program by planning and forming internal and external processes
  • Ensured program sustainability by creating a budget in Microsoft Excel and determining data collection methods
  • Enhanced communication with external stakeholder by designing documents addressing FAQs, resources available, and more
  • Determined effective outreach methods for target audience and created materials such as infographics (using Piktochart) that reflected this research
  • Supported outreach to external stakeholders by creating and presenting a marketing plan to leadership

Development and Evaluation Intern

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014
Athens Land Trust
  • Created a system for organizing grant activities and outcomes for six programs to enhance understanding and adherence of grant requirements
  • Coordinated program activities and data collection methods to increase effectiveness in accordance with grant requirements
  • Wrote reports on programs for management and funders using the constituent relationship system, Giftworks
  • Created data collection methods and organized evaluation data in Microsoft Excel
  • Updated records to maintain the constituent relationship system, Giftworks

Financial Planning Counselor

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014
University of Georgia's Aspire Clinic
  • Built rapport and mutual trust with clients
  • Engaged clients in discussing financial goals and values
  • Analyzed clients' financial history and habits
  • Recommended solutions to clients' individual situations

Other Experience

  • Public relations experience as an intern for the Athens-area Habitat for Humanity
  • Customer service experience at Chick-Fil-A
  • Experience auditing and developing a fundraising plan at Citizen Advocacy