Marketing specialist seeking creative director / marketing / communications position in higher education.


Student services, marketing, project management, writing, editing, graphic design, communications, and event planning.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2013 - Present

Orientation Center Coordinator

Mt. Hood Community College
  • Assist students with first term course planning, financial aid processes, and online registration
  • Serve over 2,000 students per term
  • Train and coordinate schedules for up to 12 employees each quarter
  • Created Registration Week initiative to help students register for fall term earlier than usual, which has been shown to increase retention, GPAs, and likelihood of passing attempted credits 
  • Work with multiple departments to ensure accuracy of information presented to students
  • Maintain high quality customer service standards in busy lab space
  • Generate reports on services utilized by students, registration rates, and more
Sep 2012 - Sep 2013

Future Connect Scholarship Program Success Coach

Mt. Hood Community College
  • Recruit students from district high schools at events and specific Future Connect recruiting sessions
  • Work with web team to put program application online
  • Select students for scholarship program
  • Service as academic adviser and career coach for Future Connect students
  • Track student success over time based on retention, GPA, credits completed
Apr 2011 - Present

Part time faculty

Mt. Hood Community College

Instructor for:

  • HD100C: College Success (3 credits, part of AVID Learning Community)
  • HD100A: College Success (1 credit)
  • EL115C: Academic Success Strategies
  • HD130: Today's Careers

Developed new/upcoming course, HD225: Transferring to a Four-Year College (2 credits)

Assisted full time faculty in content development for 3-credit College Success course

Oct 2011 - Aug 2013

Academic Adviser

Mt. Hood Community College
  • Academic adviser for students in general studies, undecided/undeclared, and applying for limited/restricted entry college programs
  • Social media specialist for Academic Advising & Transfer Center
  • Online Roadmaps designer for MHCC Career Pathways department
Oct 2010 - Oct 2011

Career and Academic Group Advising Coordinator

Mt. Hood Community College
  • Coordinates career and academic group advising processes and coordinates and facilitates career and academic advising workshops, fairs, and other related events.
  • Provides support to College faculty in coordinating career and academic group advising workshop opportunities for students.
  • Serves as the liaison between the Career Planning and Counseling Center (CPCC), Academic Advising and Transfer Center (AATC) and faculty advisors and serves as a point of contact for Oregon Career Information Services (CIS) and for the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
  • Serves as the liaison among students, faculty, administration, staff and the community in developing and implementing a seamless approach to career and academic group advising program services.
  • Cultivates and sustains relationships with local employers to develop student employment opportunities and maintains the College’s career center jobs board.
  • Advises students in identifying and clarifying their academic goals.
  • Provides direction in the development of short and long-range education plans, interpretation of institutional requirements, builds awareness of educational resources and provides assessment and reinforcement of self-direction in educational planning.
  • Develops and provides academic and career related resources and materials for advising and informing students, graduates, employers and college staff.
  • Trains and coordinates student, part-time hourly and CPCC employees.
  • Collaborates with the college web administrator in updating CPCC website.
Sep 2008 - Oct 2010

Program Assistant - Career Planning & Counseling Center

Mt. Hood Community College
  • Managed all aspects of planning more than 20 events, including:
    • Marketing campaigns
    • Graphic design for posters, flyers, email and internet marketing
    • Scheduling room reservations and confirmations
    • Maintaining contact with attendees and presenters to ensure smooth event execution
    • Working with web administrators to create web registration forms
    • Recruiting event volunteers
    • Delegating responsibilities to other staff
    • Ordering catering
    • Placing work orders through Facilities Management for room setup, tables, chairs, etc.
    • Resulting-in one instance-increased attendance of Summer Jobs Fair from 300 in 2008 to over 500 in 2009, and breaking records once again in 2010 with 588 attendees
  • Took responsibility for event planning and employer contact to increase services and jobs available to a diverse population of students and staff
  • Created marketing campaigns, flyers and other media materials for over 50 events and counting
  • Scheduled over 30 employer information sessions and recruiting events
  • Initiated and implemented social media initiative, resulting in interaction with over 500 students and community members
  • Streamlined office manuals and daily procedures
  • Organized 100 cubic feet of office space including filing system, organization of marketing materials and prizes, purging of outdated documents, and
  • Oversight of Career Center workstudy students during 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years
  • Provided assistance and support for front desk staff as needed, answering multi-line phones, scheduling appointments, and answering general college questions
  • Assisted other college departments with various projects including website data/organization and social media startup
  • Designed marketing materials for other departments/events including Student Outreach and Recruitment, and Graduation & Commencement
  • Responsible for some of the Career Planning and Counseling Center's daily operations including:
    • Scheduling the Student Success Seminars that are taught each term
    • Maintaining the Online Job Board
    • Sending website updates to College web administrator
    • Helping oversee our workstudy student, making sure she has projects to work on
    • Making sure new jobs get posted outside on the job board
    • Creating/designing/editing flyers, posters, other print materials
    • Editing CPCC newsletter
    • Networking with employers re: job postings, recruiting on campus, attending job fairs, etc.
    • Updating the CPCC's social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) in order to spread the word directly to students about events, seminars, etc., plus sending emails to students via the Online Job Board, through the ASG/SAB, and through email addresses we've collected from students who want to be updated of our events
    • Answering questions about the CPCC via email inquiries
2005 - 2007

Circulation Assistant - Shoen Library

Marylhurst University
  • Customer service at circulation desk and on phone
  • Organizing
  • Shelving
  • Preparing audio/visual equipment for faculty use
  • Other tasks as needed
2004 - 2005

Circulation Assistant - Fine Arts Library

Pacific Northwest College of Art
  • Started library's zine, comic book and independent press section
  • Customer service at circulation desk and on phone
  • Organizing
  • Shelving
  • Other tasks as needed
2004 - 2005

Events Specialist

Barbur Blvd. Rentals
  • Learned event/rental software
  • Provided customer service in events, wedding and party departments
  • Prepared work orders and bids ranging from $50 to $5000 and more
  • Revised and revamped company catalog for publication
  • Handled order preparation for back room staff when needed
2001 - Present

Owner, artist, webmaster, designer

Nicheless Studios
  • Photograph artwork and upload it to site
  • Hand code site in HTML and CSS
  • Keep site updated with news and new artwork





Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Outlook




I volunteered with the Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (http://www.bpkids.org/) migrating their website to a new platform, editing and checking HTML for errors, checking for grammatical errors, inputting code and images for their bookstore, and more.