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Work experience

Jan 2009Jan 2010

Account Associate

Fahlgren Mortine Public Relations

- Conducted new business and client research for a variety of clients including B2B, consumer, non-profit and educational institutions

- Assisted with local and national media relations efforts for Franklin Park Conservatory, Morton’s The Steakhouse and White Hat Management

- Oversaw social media efforts for a variety of clients such as Franklin Park Conservatory, Morton’s The

Steakhouse, Pert Plus as well as Fahlgren, Inc. and Fahlgren Mortine

- Managed collateral materials between client and creative services

- Compiled daily media monitoring reports for Cardinal Health and White Hat Management

- Developed media lists, clip reports and media results reports

- Composed news releases and assist with Fahlgren, Inc. internal communications

- Coordinated blogger event for Donatos Pizza that lead to posts in several prominent central Ohio blogs

- Led the social media efforts in the 2-in-1 Guinness World Record attempts with Pert Plus which lead to mention in USA Today’s blog, Pop Candy

- Managed three promotional flash mobs for Donatos Pizza new Hand-Tossed Pizza

Sep 2008Jan 2009

Communications and Media Relations Intern

Riverside Methodist Hospital

- Coordinated interviews with hospital staff that aired on WCMH-NBC4, WBNS-10TV and WSYX-6/FOX 28

- Researched and wrote stories for the OhioHealth newsletter, Your Source for Straight Talk and Riverside

Methodist Hospital newsletter, Riverside Pride that is distributed to 6,000 associates

- Assisted with a video shoot with WCMH-NBC4 during a knee-replacement surgery

- Composed news releases that received local attention

- Developed and implemented internal communication plans for various innovative projects

- Presented communication plans to notable hospital staff

- Organized and proofread internal poster layouts to announce important hospital information

- Developed talking points for bariatric patient fashion show

- Escorted media around hospital campus

Dec 2007May 2008

Public Relations Intern

Irvin Public Relations

- Composed press releases, media advisories and event approval forms for various clients such as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Disney on Ice, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra and Thurber House

- Developed editorial calendars and updated community calendars for events around central Ohio

- Assisted in coordinating a media preview with WSYX-6/WTTE28 for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey show

Sep 2007May 2008

Marketing Intern

Columbus Radio Group

- Recruited listeners and set-up promotional events for Sunny 95, B107-9 and Smooth Jazz 103.5 & 104.9

- Assisted in the coordination of various events such as Sunny 95’ Breakfast Break and Sunny 95’s Girl’s Night Out

- Wrote news releases and developed :60 promotional announcements for Sunny 95

- Organized a community relations project with the Sunny 95’s Orange Crush Cruiser

- Maintained daily prize logs for Sunny 95, B107-9 and Smooth Jazz 103.5 & 104.9


Aug 2006May 2009

Bachelor's of Arts

Ohio Dominican University is a four-year liberal arts institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican tradition. The university has over 3,000 students and offers undergraduate degrees in over 50 majors as well as several graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning and a number of academic programs of distinction.


Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) 2009 - Co-chair of Central Ohio PRSA Liaison Committee

- Bridge the gap between students of professionals by organizing events, maintaining communication with

students, overseeing professional advisors and gathering internship opportunities

Big Brothers Big Sisters, 2009 - Mentor

- Volunteer in the school-based program that allows for healthy communication and mentoring throughout the

lunch hour

SuperGames - 2007- Present - Event Management and Social Media

- Organize safety and appliance forms for events

- Supervise small and large groups during events

- Manage children of all ages on a variety of inflatable activities

- Oversee social media efforts for company i.e. Twitter and Facebook

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) 2007-2009 - President

- Founding member, developed Chapter bylaws, increased membership by 50 percent, created Chapter Web site, implemented key recruiting strategies, developed calendar of events, communicated with National Office

- Developed promotional plan for Clue: The Musical and ODU Day

- Voted Ohio Dominican’s Most Improved Student Organization, 2008-2009

Delta Sigma Pi, co-ed, professional business fraternity, 2007-2009 – Vice President of Chapter Operations

- Delta class, maintained Chapter meeting minutes, organized Chapter materials, communicated with Central Office

- Voted Ohio Dominican’s Outstanding Student Organization, 2008-2009

Tau Pi Phi, Business Honorary, 2008-2009 – Member

The Tower, Ohio Dominican University Student Newspaper, 2008-2009 – Reporter

- Wrote on a variety of topics, conducted interviews and furthered my knowledge of the AP Stylebook

Volunteer, Ronald McDonald House, Mid-Ohio Foodbank, YWCA, Homeless Family Foundation, 2007-2009


As a young PR professional, I have worked with a wide range of companies and clients around the central Ohio area. From radio and event management to non-profits and agency work, I have developed an understanding and knowledge of media relations, event planning, internal communications and social media. With the help of research and collaboration with various individuals, I have increased my knowledge of social media. As the trend continues to develop and grow, it is my hope to stay on top of this fast-acting trend and provide knowledge and insight where I can.Throughout the last several years, I have developed a passion for non-profits and healthcare. This industry has given me the chance to see how important it is to fundraise and raise awareness about important medical discoveries and research.


Media relations, non-profits, healthcare, event management and a growing knowledge of social media.