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Work experience

Aug 2009Present

Public Relations and Marketing Chair

UNC Relay for Life

Became involved with the American Cancer Society fundraiser in August 2007.

  • Serve as one of 11 committee chairs to the community-wide event.
  • Created a yearlong public relations campaign for the event, which raised over $130,000.
  • Compose and edit news releases, media advisories, fact sheets and media lists.
  • Plan creative fundraising and awareness events to boost community involvement throughout the year.
  • Presented at South Atlantic Collegiate Leadership Summit, "Effective Marketing and Online Strategies."
Jan 2009Dec 2009

Public Relations

Nourish International

Work with Nourish staff and board members to maintain and expand the 501(c)3 nonprofit's donor base to fund budget expansion. Given leadership in designing and planning fundraising events, and providing internal and external public relations.

  • Maintained nonprofit's social media including blogs, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Served as media relations contact for events, including Carolina HopeFest 2009, a benefit concert featuring Matt Nathanson and the Indigo Girls.
  • Composed and edited press releases, media advisories and fact sheets.
  • Planned and publicized the organization's annual banquet and student conference, which earned more than $8,000 than the previous year in sponsorship and ticket sales.
  • Spearheaded an online giving campaign that raised more than $4,000.
  • Worked with Nourish staff and board members to maintain and expand the nonprofit's donor base to fund budget expansion.
  • Promoted to Public Relations from fundraising intern in May 2009.
Sep 2008May 2009

Student Ambassador

University Career Services, UNC-CH
  • Selected to market University Career Services and its resources to the Carolina community.
  • Promoted student attendance and provided assistance at networking nights and career fairs.
Jan 2008Aug 2008

Orientation Leader

UNC Office of New Student and Carolina Parent Programs
  • Selected as one of 21 leaders to help more than 4,000 incoming freshmen make the transition to college.
  • Addressed large groups of students and parents; facilitated small group discussions.



Seeking entry-level communications position in mid-size to large public relations agency. Prior not for profit public relations experience including traditional media and social media, grant writing, event planning, and public relations campaigns. Works well with small teams or individually, handling multiple projects simultaneously with ease.


Tutor, Morris Grove Elementary School, Fall 2009

Member, Public Relations Student Society of America, Spring 2007-present


References available upon request.