Interest

  • Social Media
  • Politics
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Fashion
  • Beauty
  • Travel
  • Horses
  • NBA and NCAA basketball
  • Literature

Summary

  • Diverse communication experience in government affairs, health care, energy utilities, education and the beauty industry
  • Masters in Media and Communication from the London School of Economics; double major in English and History from Georgetown University
  • Additional skills in oral and written communication, internet and database research, social media tools

Work History

Work History
Sep 2008 - Present

Communications Specialist

Edison International
  • Tracked and analyzed legislation on health care, pensions, and executive compensation through congressional hearings, media monitoring and outreach to hill staff
  • Educated management to determine necessary actions with sensitivity to rate cases
  • Developed congressional outreach strategy to expand company messaging and position Edison and its executives as industry leaders
  • Represented company through written communication and attendance at industry events
2007 - Present

Teacher

Skills Enrichment Program
  • Taught Sports Journalism, Gender Issues and Film Criticism in program for inner-city students
  • Created curriculum and arranged guest speakers including Los Angeles Times journalist Bill Plaschke
  • Organized field trips and coordinated necessary funding
2006 - Present

Public Relations Intern

Tina Thomson Communications
  • Wrote pitch letters for beauty products to magazines including Allure and Vogue
  • Researched target audiences for product launches
Jan 2007 - May 2007

Fellow

Public Strategies, Inc.
  • Conducted media monitoring and explored impact of coverage on client messaging
  • Compiled media lists for clients in event preparation
2004 - 2005

Professional Aide

Winner and Associates
  • Worked on campaign shoots including California Proposition 71 on stem cells
  • Edited and compiled film clips for content analysis

Education

Education
Sep 2007 - Dec 2008

Masters of Science

London School of Economics
2003 - 2007

Bachelors of Arts

Georgetown University

Skills

Skills

Social Media

Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, LinkedIn

Research

LexisNexis, Bacons Media, GalleryWatch, GoogleNews, Scholarly Research

Design

Quark, Adobe Photo Shop

Spreadsheets and Data Entry

Excel

Word Processing

Microsoft Word and Word Perfect

Oral and written communications

Include writing and editing of press releases, issue briefs, executive briefings and congressional lobbying