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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 experience

Sep 2008Present

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
2007Present

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
2006Present

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 2007May 2007

Fellow

Public Strategies, Inc.
  • Conducted media monitoring and explored impact of coverage on client messaging
  • Compiled media lists for clients in event preparation
20042005

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

Sep 2007Dec 2008

Masters of Science

London School of Economics
20032007

Bachelors of Arts

Georgetown University

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