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I'm self-motivated and communication savvy. Although I work well by myself, my personal philosophy is that it's always best to collaborate with others. Working with others lends itself to constructive criticism (which is not always fun but usually needed) and allows for ideas to bounce off one another. It's great when you have recognized something that makes you smile, but you know that you’re really on the right track when everyone is buzzing about it. I'm extremely interested in the consumer mindset. It's so interesting to figure out what drives peoples motives. My prior work and internship experience has allowed me to explore and try my hand at many different things—as well as perfect the art of making great coffee. My experience can be seen down below on the experience section. However, I know that there are always new things to learn and new things to teach others. I'm eager to continue doing both in the near future.

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I've always known I've wanted to be in communications, whether it was when I was a young kid and wanted to be a big movie producer one day. Or now where I live, breath, and sleep advertising (seriously I have had a couple of dreams). I understand that insight and research is key and without it you can never reach your target the way you need to. I'm excited at continuing in this field because to me ads are not just "those annoying interruptions on TV” but actually a very influential medium. The best ones make the audience believe it was their idea to buy that product or order that brand of pizza. Advertising is so much more then the ads you see on TV. At it’s best it connections to people. And at the very least, it usually puts a smile on your face.

Work experience

Jan 2011Present

Assistant Account Planner

The NewHouse Ad Agency

• Worked on preliminary research for Hudson Grove & Co in preparation for creative brief 

• Conducted one-on-one interviews to understand the general perception of Teach For America for strategy development 

• Assisted in development of creative brief for Teach For America focusing on the Syracuse University Market

Jan 2012May 2012

Assistant Strategic Planner

EdVenture & Partners Competition

• Researched the perception of the Honda brand at Syracuse University by speaking with students and also doing a campus wide survey.

• Created a strategic approach to raise brand awareness as well as to create an emotional tie to the brand.

• Created a creative brief based on the strategy. 

• Implemented the campaign on campus using a $3,000 budget.

May 2011Aug 2011

Intern Account Management

D Exposito & Partners

• Prepared and evaluated multicultural growth in east coast markets using U.S. Census American FactFinder

• Grouped information from available MSA’s and converted into DMA’s 

• Analyzed data and organized into spreadsheets by market using Microsoft Excel

• Created Microsoft Powerpoint slides and presentations using the U.S. Northeast market data

• Researched and gathered published articles to show effects of multicultural growth in the northeast

• Researched QSR category information for multicultural markets in Northeast 

• Created data charts for new business pitch 

• Helped in brainstorming process 

Jan 2011May 2011

Practice in a Diverse Society

Syracuse University: S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

• Conducted preliminary research on 5-hour ENERGY using MRI+

• Created a mock creative brief for product


Sep 2010Present

Bachelor of Science

Syracuse University: S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Minor Marketing 


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