Versatile Writer with diverse and modern communications skills ready to contribute her enthusiasm and passion to a creative team and outstanding business.
Mar 2007 - Aug 2008
Communications Manager/Staff Writer
*AWB's political views are not necessarily my own.
Jan 2005 - Jan 2006
Sales Associate/Event Planner
Mar 2003 - Aug 2004
Washington State Department of Personnel
Dec 2002 - Mar 2003
Legislative Session Clerk
Washington State House
Dec 2004 - Dec 2006
Master of Fine Arts
Most prestigious and competitive low-residency MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing in the nation. Students must be exceptionally diligent and self-directed as they work mostly from a distance with an accomplished mentor. Program required critical paper, master's thesis, field study, teaching online and in-person, poetry translation from various languages, evaluating/editing peer's writing, writing a one-hundred (or more) page manuscript, one-hour senior presentation and public reading.
Highlights: Interviewed Bono for field study; final presentation, "Courting the Interview," selected for international humanities conference; portion of final manuscript and extracurricular writing applied toward agent-represented book in-progress.
Sep 1997 - Mar 2000
Bachelor of Arts
Interdisciplinary, progressive education in Communications and Multimedia Production that stressed experiential learning, creative problem-solving and individual accountability. Classes included critical research, film production, women's studies, WWII history, acting, directing, lighting design, theater arts, playwriting, screenwriting, poetry, autobiography and memoir.
Highlights: Comedic, one-act adaptation of Rip van Winkle peer-elected as one of only four plays (out of fifty submissions) chosen for theatrical production at TESC in 1999; cast as lead actress in one of the other three plays; recognized many times for writing exceptional research projects, screenplays and poetry by various professors; and chosen to assist a professor with two writing classes several years after graduation.