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Aug 2006May 2008

MA English

Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.A. English, Special Interest in Literary Theory and Narratology
  • Cumulative GPA: 4.0  High Pass on Final Comprehensive Exam
  • Completed Thesis: “Narration and Social Criticism in John Cheever”

Virginia Commonwealth University is a public research university located in Richmond, Virginia. A diverse, urban university, Virginia Commonwealth University offers its 32,284 students programs in the arts, business, education, engineering, government and public affairs, graduate school, humanities and sciences, etc. VCU is the fastest growing university in Virginia's higher education system.

Aug 2001May 2005

BA English

Wake Forest University
  • B.A. English, Minor in Secondary Education
  • Graduated Cum Laude, Dean’s List every semester

National Universities Rank: #25 (US News and Report 2011)

One of the nation's most respected private schools, Wake Forest University is a collegiate university recognized for its outstanding academic reputation, challenging liberal arts curriculum, and personalized learning.

Aug 2003Dec 2003

Queen Mary, University of London

Queen Mary, University of London is one of London and the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. Amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London, Queen Mary's 3,000 staff deliver world class degree programmes and research across a wide range of subjects.

Queen Mary was ranked 13th in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).

Work experience

Jul 2010Present

Content Aquisition Specialist


The Content Acquisition Specialist position involves all aspects of the content licensing contract cycle from compiling newly signed contract information from our Content Acquisition team to ensuring that the contracts are processed in our database.

  • Communicate with prospective publishers who complete our online query form, as well as handle queries from our existing publishers
  • Track and maintain all lead and account information in our database and website marketing page
  • Work closely with our Editorial, Content Acquisition and Operations teams
  • Efficiently process signed contracts
Mar 2009Jan 2010

Customer Success Representative

vFlyer Inc.

vFlyer is an online service that enables you to create standardized, professional-looking classified ads and have them posted to the leading classified websites.

  • Handled customer service and technical support via phone and email.
  • Managed special graphic design projects for high traffic customers.
  • Created marketing and advertising collateral (copywriting, video and music production.
  • Assisted in all aspects of billing: database management and customer services.
  • Used product knowledge and interpersonal skills to increase inside sales.
  • Aided in creation of long term strategies for business development.
  • Supported computer engineering department with application quality assurance.
  • Enhanced social media (Twitter, Facebook) presence for corporation.
Aug 2007May 2008

Writing Consultant

Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Tutored undergraduate and graduates students in composition.

  • Trained students in research methods and rhetoric.
  • Acted as receptionist and inventory assistant.
Jan 2008May 2008

University Instructor

Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Taught Advanced Composition, English 200 for undergraduates.

  • Designed course and curriculum in its entirety including daily lesson plans.

  • All students who completed class passed required department committee.
  • Received high marks on all student reviews at the end of the semester.
Aug 2005May 2006

High School English Teacher

Southern Alamance High School
  • Taught three sections of freshman English, one section of junior English.

  • Worked with students and colleagues from a variety of social backgrounds.

Jan 2002Dec 2004

Circulation Assistant

Z. Smith Reynolds Library
  • Assisted library patrons as check-out receptionist.
  • Aided in loss prevention as security assistant.
  • Tasks included billing, inventory, customer relations, sorting/stocking.
May 2003Aug 2003

Technology Intern

Brookfield Public Library
  • Helped maintain and update library's visual media database.
  • Created curriculum and collateral for summer reading programs.
Jun 1999Jan 2001

Cashier, Salesperson

Nitz Hardware

Graphic Design Portfolio


Music/Sound Production
Video Production
Graphic Design
Customer Service
MS Office Suite
Community Organzing


Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) Co-Founder & Lead Organizer                                Virgina Commonwealth University  Richmond, VA  2006-2008

  •   Founded VCU chapter of Students for a Democratic Society.
  •   Managed all aspects of organization: financial, social, political.
  •   In one year, organization went from a single flyer to over 100 members.
  •   Oversaw major campaign to increase on-campus sexual health resources.
  •   Persuaded VCU administration to create Sexual Assault Services Center.


My primary goal is to find an employment opportunity that allows me to use my creative intelligence. I have an unique background and perspective that helps me bring insight to difficult challenges and complex tasks. My biggest strength is my ability to synthesize disparate groups of information to create a clear portrait of the entire situation. Since I am often able to visualize the big picture, I can quickly prioritize a variety of objectives in order to complete them in an effective and efficient manner.

I am most interested in finding the right fit with the right company. I am most successful when provided a broad goal and given total autonomy to complete it. I do not do well in rigidly confined positions where creativity and ambition are treated as weaknesses. The right company will be progressive, open, and competitive. The right position will be flexible, demanding, and evolving.


Long Distance Running, Songwriting and Music Production,  Art Theory/Criticism, Intellectual History, Rhetoric, Public Speaking